When an Iowa woman went to her doctor two years ago for an operation on her uterus, she didn't expect that details of her problem would later appear in the hometown newspaper. The article included her full name and occupation. There were details of what was called her "embarrassing" and "odd" medical problem. She is now suing a medical-services company and its public relations firm for the alleged unauthorized use of her name and medical condition in a promotional piece that masqueraded as a news article.
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