Williams, et al. v. The Children's Mercy Hospital
CMH Settlement

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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. 

Your Legal Rights and Options

DO NOTHING You will be included in the Settlement, receive no benefits, and give up your rights to sue the Defendant about the legal claims in the Litigation.  
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM Class Members can choose to submit a claim to receive Settlement benefits. For more information about submitting a claim, see the answers to FAQ 14 for more information. If you submit a claim and receive a payment you give up your right to sue the Defendant about the claims in the Litigation. January 14, 2020
EXCLUDE YOURSELF If you choose to exclude yourself (opt out), you will not be included in the Settlement. You will receive no benefits and you will keep any right you currently have to sue the defendant about the claims in the Litigation. January 14, 2020
OBJECT If you do not exclude yourself, and if you disagree with the Settlement, you can write to the Court to explain your objection.  January 14, 2020
GO TO A HEARING Ask to speak in court about the fairness of the Settlement. February 6, 2020


For More Information

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CMH Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91205
Seattle, WA 98111