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Hospital Fires Workers for Accessing Pierre-Paul Records

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    Hospital Fires Workers for Accessing Pierre-Paul Records
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    Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants warms up prior to a game against the Arizona Cardinals at MetLife Stadium on September 14, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

    Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami has fired two employees in connection with the release of the medical records of New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul last year.

    The employees weren't identified in a statement released Friday by Jackson Health System.

    "During the investigation of a breach that occurred in July 2015, Jackson Health System became a party to related litigation. It is our policy that we do not comment during pending litigation. That litigation has now been settled," the statement read. "As part of our investigation into the breach, it was discovered that two employees inappropriately accessed the patient’s health record. That finding resulted in the termination of both employees. Protecting the privacy of our patients is a top priority at Jackson Health System. Any time we have allegations of a breach, we immediately and thoroughly investigate."

    Pierre-Paul was injured while lighting fireworks during during July 4 celebrations in Coral Springs. He later had his right index finger amputated.