Methodist Hospitals data breach $425K class action settlement

Top Class Actions reports a settlement in a lawsuit stemming from a 2019 phishing incident that reportedly impacted or potentially impacted 68,039 patients:

The Methodist Hospitals Inc. has agreed to pay up to $425,00 to settle a class action lawsuit that alleges it failed to adequately protect patients’ personal information from being exposed in a data breach.

From about March 13 to June 12, 2019, Methodist Hospital reportedly experienced a cyberattack that resulted in the disclosure of personal and protected health information, including names, addresses, birthdates, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, passport numbers, Medicare numbers, Medicaid numbers, payment card information, diagnosis and treatment information, usernames, passwords and other sensitive information.

Read more at Top Class Actions.  The Methodist Hospitals settlement received final approval June 13, 2022.  The deadline to file a claim in the Methodist Hospitals data breach settlement is Oct. 6, 2022.

The case is Jones v. The Methodist Hospitals, Inc., Case No. 45C01-1911- CT-001201, in the the Lake County Indiana Circuit Court

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