Frequently Asked Questions

Question:What does the lawsuit claim that Sharp did wrong?

Answer:Sharp installed and operated hidden cameras in the operating rooms of the Sharp Grossmont Hospital Women’s Health Center between July 30, 2012 and June 30, 2013.  Sharp secretly recorded approximately 1,800 procedures using these cameras.  Sharp has admitted that some of the recordings “depict patients in their most vulnerable state, under anesthesia,  exposed and undergoing medical procedures.”  Sharp has also admitted that the recordings contain “images of women undergoing operations of a very personal,  private nature,  unconscious and in states of exposure depending on the operating being performed.”  The lawsuit alleges that Sharp invaded the privacy rights of its patients, and breached its fiduciary duty to them, by recording their procedures without their knowledge or consent.

Question:Has Sharp admitted that it did anything wrong?

Answer:No.  Sharp admits that it installed hidden cameras in the operating rooms of the Sharp Grossmont Hospital Women’s Health Center between July 30, 2012 and June 30, 2013, but denies that by doing that it invaded its patients’ privacy or breached any duties to them.

Question:Can you help me Obtain a Copy of Any Recording That Was Made of Me?

Answer:If you contact us at 619.756.6990 or admin@pattersonlawgroup.com, we can provide you with a form to send to Sharp to request a release of any recording that was made of your surgical procedure.

Question:How Can I Find Out More About the Lawsuit?

Answer:You can call us at 619.756.6990, or email us at admin@pattersonlawgroup.com.  We would be happy to speak with you about the lawsuit, and your own experience at Sharp. We have included documents from the lawsuit here.  All of these documents are also publicly available on the San Diego Superior Court’s website.

Question:If I contact you about the case, does that mean that you’re my lawyer?

Answer:No.  If you decide to retain us to represent you, we will confirm

Question:Will you charge me for talking to you about the case?

Answer:Absolutely not.  We are happy to consult with you for free.

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