Jussie Smollett—Dozens Of Hospital Workers May Lose Their Jobs For Improperly Reviewing His Medical Records
It’s been well over a month and the saga surrounding actor/singer Jussie Smollett’s attack is still being unraveled, with new details and revelations still emerging. The latest involves dozens of hospital workers who are possibly facing unemployment for improperly reviewing Smollett’s medical records.
Following Jussie Smollett’s attack, he was taken and treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. While there, dozens of employees at the hospital reportedly viewed Smollett’s medical records when they were not authorized to do so. Sources state that the workers in question have been terminated after gaining improper access to Smollett’s medical chart.
One of the nurses who was recently fired said the entire situation was a simple misunderstanding, and claimed she never actually accessed Smollett’s medical chart. However, she was terminated nonetheless, and is convinced several other staffer members were fired for the same reason.
The nurse (who is unnamed) said she was at the end of her shift on February 26th, when she was called in, fired on the spot and promptly escorted off the hospital’s premises.
She further stated that her superiors never asked her any questions regarding the incident, leaving her no room to explain what happened. She insists that while she never accessed Smollett’s medical chart, she did scroll past it while looking for the information of another patient.
She’s currently appealing her termination.
Meanwhile, Smollett has been keeping a relatively low profile, as some of his close celebrity friends defend him publicly, including Terrence Howard And Queen Latifah. He has not spoken out publicly, since his sit-down interview with Robin Roberts.
Do you think the hospital workers should have been fired? What do you think will happen next in the Jussie Smollett case?