Collinsville worker claims city disclosed mental health records
Kelly Holleran Apr. 15, 2009, 9:55am
A man is suing the city of Collinsville, alleging it illegally disclosed his health records.
Daniel Arvizu says that on May 13, a Collinsville employee disclosed mental health records found in Arvizu's personnel file with the Collinsville Police Department.
The employee released the information to Bonnie Levo to be used in an action under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, according to the complaint filed April 6 in Madison County Circuit Court.
However, Arvizu did not authorize the disclosure of the information.
"As a direct and proximate result of the said illegal disclosure Plaintiff suffered damages in excess of $50,000 in the nature of humiliation and the loss of his statutory mental health privacy," the suit states.
Arvizu is seeking damages in excess of $50,000, plus other relief the court deems just.
He is represented by Mark Levy of Collinsville.
Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-365.