Lawsuit Claims Women Were Secretly Recorded In San Diego Hospital

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Lawsuit Claims Women Were Secretly Recorded In San Diego Hospital
Dozens of women are suing a hospital in Southern California where they say they were secretly filmed during medical procedures.
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"The idea that they was a camera in a room where I was exposed and had what I would probably say is the most intense moment of my life was alarming and very upsetting," said Carla Jones.

Dozens of women are suing a hospital in Southern California where they say they were secretly filmed during medical procedures. 

According to the lawsuit, which was filed last week, as many as 1,800 patients may have been filmed by motion-activated cameras at Sharp Grossmont Hospital between July 2012 and June 2013.

Court documents obtained by Newsy's partners at KGTV claim those cameras captured Caesarean births, hysterectomies, sterilizations, and other procedures.

Earlier this week, Sharp HealthCare admitted computer monitors with motion-activated cameras were set up in three of the hospital's operating rooms. The company said those cameras were installed to catch a possible drug thief.

As The New York Times notes, a class action lawsuit against the hospital has been pending since 2016. This new complaint names individual plaintiffs who learned about the videos starting late last year. They are seeking monetary damages from the hospital.