Class Certification Order Lifted in Data Breach Lawsuit Against West Virginia University Health System

HIPAA Journal reports:

A class action lawsuit filed against West Virginia University Health System over a breach of the protected health information of 7,445 patients has had the class certification order lifted by the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.

The lawsuit is related to an insider data breach that occurred in 2016. Between March 2016 and January 2017, Angela Roberts, a former registration specialist at Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center, which are affiliated with West Virginia University Health System, accessed the medical records of 7,445 patients with a view to committing identity theft and fraud.

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Some previous coverage of this incident and aftermath can be found on this site here, herehere, and here.

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