Mayo Clinic sued by three female patients who say male surgery resident viewed ...

Mayo Clinic sued by three female patients who say male surgery resident viewed ...
Mayo Clinic sued by three female patients who say male surgery resident viewed ...

Ahmad Alsughayer, 28, (pictured) of Saginaw, Michigan, faces criminal charges after viewing hundreds of the patients nude photographs in electronic medical records without having no professional reason to do so

Ahmad Alsughayer, 28, (pictured) of Saginaw, Michigan, faces criminal charges after viewing hundreds of the patients nude photographs in electronic medical records without having no professional reason to do so

The Mayo Clinic is being sued by three female patients who claim that a surgery resident inappropriately viewed nude photographs of them in their medical records.

Ahmad Alsughayer, 28, of Saginaw, Michigan, faces criminal charges after allegedly viewing hundreds of patients' nude photographs in electronic medical records without having any professional reason to do so, the lawsuit claims. 

He is scheduled to have his first court appearance in the criminal matter in early July. 

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The Olmsted County attorney's office initially charged Alsughayer with one count of unauthorized computer access in April, for allegedly viewing the records of 1,614 patients.

The three women have sued Mayo with the most recent lawsuit filed in May, The Star Tribune reports. 

Two of the lawsuits seek class-action status. 

One of the lawsuits, filed by a woman identified under the pseudonym 'K.M.M,' alleges that Mayo failed to use a feature in its electronic health records system that would have limited access to highly sensitive medical records and prevented the breach.  

One of the lawsuits, filed by a woman identified under the pseudonym 'K.M.M,' alleges Mayo (pictured)  failed to use a feature in its electronic health records system that would have limited access to highly sensitive medical records and prevented the breach.

One of the lawsuits, filed by a woman identified under the pseudonym 'K.M.M,' alleges Mayo (pictured)  failed to use a feature in its electronic health records system that would have limited access to highly sensitive medical records and prevented the breach.

'K.M.M,' is currently in Minnesota's Safe at Home program for anonymity following a rape years earlier, according to The Star Tribune. 

'It was like being raped again,' she told the publication Tuesday. 'When you lose control of your pictures ... it's like being totally violated.'

A plaintiff in a second lawsuit, Olga Ryabchuk of Olmsted County, said she believed Mayo personnel were not truthful when they said the investigation couldn't find a medical reason for the breach, and that Mayo

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