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January 3, 2014

Newborn Screening Lawsuit Against Minnesota Department of Health Settled

A settlement was reached with the State of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Health over the illegal and improper use of blood samples obtained under the Newborn Screening Program by the Minnesota Department of Health.  The settlement is a victory for privacy advocates. Attorneys Scott Kelly and Dan Bellig of Farrish Johnson Law Office and Robert Bennett and Robert Vaccaro, civil rights lawyers with Gaskins Bennett Birrell & Schupp of Minneapolis, represented 21 families against the Minnesota Department of Health. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) secretly established a bio-bank of blood samples and test results from blood left...
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