If you were sent notification that your personal information may have been compromised as a result of the December 2017 and January 2018 phishing attacks at Children's Mercy Hospital, you could get benefits from a class action settlement.
What is this lawsuit about?
In December 2017 and January 2018, Defendant Children’s Mercy Hospital (“CMH”) determined that its computer network system was the target of external criminal phishing attacks that occurred on or around December 2, 2017, December 15 and 16, 2017, and January 3, 2018 (the “Incident” or the “Security Incident”). Since the time the Security Incident was first discovered, CMH worked with cybersecurity professionals to identify the scope of the Incident and to remediate CMH’s computer network systems.
During the forensic investigation, CMH learned that the data exfiltrated by the phishers may have included information such as first and last name, medical record number, gender, date of birth, age, height, weight, body mass index, admission date, discharge date, procedure date, diagnostic and procedure codes, clinical information, demographic information, diagnosis, conditions, other treatment information, and identifying or contact information. Plaintiffs allege that CMH breached their implied contract with the class to maintain the Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) in secure form and was also negligent in allowing disclosure of the Class Members’ PII. The Petition seeks damages as allowed by law. CMH denies all of Plaintiffs’ allegations and, in particular, denies that any Class Member has sustained any necessary out-of-pocket expenses as a result of the breach.
Who is included?
You are included in the Settlement if you fit within the Settlement Class definition:
All persons who were sent notification that their Personal Information may have been compromised as a result of the December 2017 and January 2018 phishing attacks (“Security Incident”) at issue in the Litigation. Excluded from the Settlement Class are all those persons who timely and validly request exclusion from the Settlement Class.