Sherry Slater reports:
The ink was barely dry on patient notification letters when Medical Informatics Engineering Inc. was named the defendant in a lawsuit alleging that negligence contributed to the local company’s May data breach.
James Young, a patient whose medical information was compromised, filed the paperwork Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Fort Wayne.
Read more on The Journal Gazette.
I don’t know if this is the first lawsuit to be filed in response to this breach, but I have no doubt that it won’t be the last.
Update: One media report indicates that 3.9 million patients may have been impacted nationwide by the breach, 1.5 of whom are Indiana residents.