Blissitt v. DMLR | Invasion of Privacy
Georgia Invasion of Privacy Case
One of the most helpful ways to start learning about invasion of privacy law is to read about other Georgia invasion of privacy cases.
This invasion of privacy case alleges that a private television crew videotaped Georgia emergency room patients who had not given authorization and then used the film footage to create a 30-minute television infomercial.
One form of invasion of privacy is known as intrusion upon seclusion. This form of invasion of privacy requires proof of an unreasonable and highly offensive intrusion upon another's seclusion.
Intrusion upon seclusion claims can occur when another person takes your photograph or places you under surveillance without your permission when you are in a private place such as your home or a hospital.
In this case, our client was transported by ambulance to a private hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Our client was suffering from a spiral fracture of her tibia and fibula. Upon entering the hospital's emergency room, the Defendants' film crew videotaped our client's private medical care and treatment and then used the film as part of a national advertising campaign.
Our client reached a confidential settlement with all of the Defendants for an undisclosed amount prior to trial.
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