LITTLE ROCK Arkansas’ highest court is considering whether to allow the mother of a slain Little Rock news anchor to proceed with her lawsuit against a hospital and three workers who illegally looked at her dead daughter’s medical files.
Justices on Thursday were scheduled to hear Patricia Cannady’s appeal of a Pulaski County judge’s decision to dismiss her lawsuit.
Circuit Court Judge Leon Johnson ruled last year that the law doesn’t allow privacy claims to proceed after the death of the individual affected.
Cannady sued St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center after a doctor and former employees pleaded guilty to illegally looking at her daughter Anne Pressly’s medical records when Pressly was hospitalized after being found beaten inside her home.
Curtis Vance was convicted of capital murder in Pressly’s 2008 death.
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