November settlements in some class action lawsuits involving health information
There were several settlements in November involving class action lawsuits against entities where the breach involved protected health information or health data.
Here’s a brief recap of them:
Ambry Genetics agreed to pay $12.25 million to resolve claims that a 2020 data breach compromised consumer health data and other identifiers.
The settlement benefits patients whose personal health information or personal identifying information was contained in an employee’s compromised email during a January 2020 data breach. Around 225,370 patients were affected by this breach.
San Juan Regional Medical Center has agreed to settle with individuals who claimed their personal information was exposed in a data breach identified Sept. 8, 2020.
Class members include all individuals whose personal identifying information or health information was compromised in the Sept. 8, 2020, cyberattack.
St. Francis College agreed to a class action settlement to resolve claims surrounding a 2018 data breach.
The settlement benefits individuals who received a data breach notification from St. Francis regarding a data security incident in November and December 2018.
And in addition, as noted previously, we saw a settlement of the Forefront Dermatology litigation.