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Medical files dumped in Gordo

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Some medical records in Pickens County may have been compromised.

Dozens of patient folders, with personal information were found off Julia Elmore Road in Gordo.  Neighbors first noticed the pile two weeks ago.

ABC 33/40 has learned the files came from Doctor John Brandon's Medical Practice in Gordo. A woman who works in that office lives near where the files were found and admits she dumped the files.

Diane Akin says a majority of the folders  belong to deceased patients and she was planning to burn them.

ABC 33/40 did find records belonging to some current patients in the pile.  We contacted some and they were furious.

We contacted Dr. Brandon.  He says they do burn old files but, these particular files were taken to that location without his knowledge and he would have them picked up.

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