The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is notifying about 1,500 patients after learning a terminated resident physician left with patient lists and notes.

The resident was terminated in 2010 and filed suit. The university learned of the breach when the resident produced documents during lawsuit proceedings on Oct. 9, 2012, according to a statement from the university. The university learned a month later that its attorneys already had been provided some documentation in June 2012. “The records are now protected by a court order, which prevents them from becoming a public record and will prevent anyone from further using or disclosing the documents,” according to the university.

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