Investigation into shark attack victim possibly being photographed by hospital employees

WPTV is reporting that an investigation has been launched to determine if the victim of last week’s fatal shark attack off of Stuart, Florida was photographed by hospital employees at Martin Memorial hospital in violation of HIPPA.

Chief marketing communications officer, Miguel Coty, noted that while it is not uncommon for photos to be taken for documentation and educational purposes, the investigation is focused on why and for what purpose the photos were taken. Coty also stated that upon completion of the investigation, if it is determined that a violation of privacy occurred, it would be responded to with “swift and appropriate measures.”

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