County to pay damages for film of dying patient
The Svea Court of Appeals has ruled that Uppsala County Council must pay damages to the family of a dying hospital patient who was filmed in a TV reality program.
In ordering that SEK 60,000 be paid to the man’s wife, daughter, and granddaughter, the appeals panel has overturned the district court ruling that Uppsala University Hospital had not intentionally revealed confidential information.
The 58 year old cancer patient was among those filmed at in 2007 for a program aired on the TV3 station. The hospital claimed that the patient, who died two days later, had given verbal permission to be filmed, which the relatives denied.