Medical records found blowing away outside shuttered Illinois medical facility

Piles of personal medical information have been blowing away after being left in an alley outside a shuttered Illinois medical facility, according to CBS Chicago.

Neighbors of the former Chicago-based Medical Professional Home Healthcare Center report patient medical records have been left in piles for months. The files include patients' medical numbers and social security numbers, community members said.

The former building owner allegedly left the files in a locked, portable shipping container. However, when the shipping container was picked up, patients medical files got left behind, CBS Chicago reports.

The new building owner is working to dispose of the patient records. He is trying to dispose of them by himself, file by file, putting the records in garbage cans. However, the new owner said he has not been shredding the records.

Alderman Roderick Sawyer has been contacted about the medical records. He plans to make sure citations are given to the person or people responsible. 

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