02 May, 2022

Litigation Update: Logan Health Medical Center Data Breach Causes Filing of Class Action

Posted by : ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

On February 22, 2022, patients of Logan Health Medical Center (formerly Kalispell Regional Healthcare) were notified that some of their personal information may have been subject to a hack on November 18, 2021. The medical center became aware of the breach on November 22, 2021 when it discovered that an unauthorized user had accessed information from a single file server. An estimated 213,543 patients may have been affected causing protected health information, such as name, address, medical record number, date of birth, telephone number, email address, diagnosis and treatment codes, dates of service, treating/referring physician, medical bill account number and/or health insurance information and Social Security numbers to have been exposed.

The hospital had previously been targeted in October, 2019 when, as Kalispell Regional Healthcare, a data breach provided access to the personal information of 125,805 Montana residents; in response, the organization settled a subsequent class action that had been filed, for $4.2 million and established a settlement fund to compensate impacted individuals. The hospital was again targeted in January, 2021.

In response to the most recent breach, the hospital has sent letters to the patients affected and posted the notification on its website and has offered free identity monitoring services for a year.  However, as a result of the breach, a proposed class action was filed on March 9,

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