Hospital Fires Staffers for Octuplet Snooping

By Jess Kilby,  Newser User
Posted Mar 31, 2009 5:07 AM CDT
Media and curious onlookers swarm the garage of octuplet mom Nadya Suleman as she returns to her home in La Habra, Calif., earlier this month.   (AP Photo/Jason Redmond)
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(Newser) – The hospital where octuplet mom Nadya Suleman birthed her brood has fired 15 of its employees and disciplined another eight for unauthorized peeking at Suleman’s medical records, the Los Angeles Times reports. The breech, discovered 10 days ago, has been reported to state authorities and to Suleman. The snoopers didn’t seem intent on selling the info, said hospital officials.

"There's nothing to indicate that the people who looked at the records provided them to anyone else,” the spokesman said. “You can only guess that this was human nature and curiosity that got the best of people."