Affordable Medical and Surgical Services

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 27, 2012
Overland Park , KS
United States
Kansas US
Records Breached: 


Breach Total Number: 
1 000
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

A woman found over 1,000 detailed abortion records in a dumpster when she went to dump her recycling near a local elementary school.  The records included names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, telephone numbers, emergency family contacts, patient health histories, number of children, term of pregnancies, number of previous abortions, reasons for failing to go through with the abortion procedures, and fees paid for the procedures. Many of the records were from 2001 and 2002.  The physician who ran the practice admitted to dumping the records without attempting to properly destroy them.  His clinic had closed in 2005 after he lost his medical license.  The county district attorney commented that he will most likely not pursue a criminal case against the former physician.