The hospital where a California woman gave birth to octuplets in January has been fined $250,000 by the state because nearly two dozen medical workers, including doctors, illegally viewed her medical records, according to state health officials. Kaiser Permanente’s Bellflower hospital, where Nadya Suleman’s eight babies were born, revealed in March that 15 employees lost their jobs and eight others were disciplined for improperly accessing her computerized medical records. There was no evidence that information from the medical files was leaked to the news media, which has intensely covered Suleman’s story, according to Kathleen Billingsley, deputy director of the California Public Health Department’s Center for Health Care Quality.
A lawsuit filed by the family of a woman who was violently attacked by a chimpanzee is seeking $50 million in damages from the owner of the primate, attorneys said Tuesday. She brought the infants to her new house in La Habra, California. Members of the media and gawkers crowded the cul-de-sac, as news helicopters hovered overhead.
Nadya Suleman, the California woman who gave birth to octuplets in January, says she’s buying a house of her own, despite news reports otherwise. “I earned it.