Lawyers reach settlement in medical records case

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Lawyers have asked a Jackson County judge to approve a $400,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed when personal medical records that were put in the trash were blown by winds across a neighborhood.

The Kansas City Star reports the settlement is between Midwest Women’s Healthcare Specialists and about 1,500 of its clients.

The attorney representing the clients says that lawyers currently don’t have any evidence anyone used the information from the May incident for illegal or improper purposes. He says he’s pleased an agreement was quickly reached between the parties in the case, which was filed in June.

Midwest says it’s also pleased with the settlement.

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