Lawsuit filed in Medical Informatics Engineering data breach (updated)

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.

 

 

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