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A massive breach of medical records containing confidential personal information has prompted both federal and state investigations. It all started when CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini got a tip about what a dumpster diver found in the trash.

Suburban Lung Associates has numerous offices affiliated with major hospitals. The Northbrook company is responsible to store and move hospital records. CBS 2 Investigator found the company dumpster filled with medical records that should have been shredded or disposed of in a manner to protect patient privacy. It tuned out that patient confidential information thrown to the trash including driver licenses, Social Security numbers and even medicinal histories.

A dumpster driver said he made ten trips to a recycling facility with 1,000 pounds of even more Suburban Lung Associates files.

The Illinois Attorney General and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are investigating the critical breach of patient confidential information. Suburban Lung Associates is assisting the investigation.

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