Medical Informatics Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit

This lawsuit alleges that Medical Informatics Engineering violated the law by having inadequate security protocols in place such that patients’ sensitive medical and financial records in its custody were stolen.

This is one of the growing number of data breach cases.  Medical Informatics Engineering, Inc. is an information and technology company, specializing in custom solutions to the maintenance of electronic health records and employee health management IT for health care providers.

In a July 23, 2015 press release, Medical Informatics Engineering stated that its systems had been hacked and that the following information about patients had been stolen:

  • The person’s name,
  • Telephone numbers,
  • Mailing addresses,
  • Usernames,
  • Hashed passwords,
  • Security questions and answers,
  • Spousal information (name and potentially date of birth),
  • Email address,
  • Date of birth,
  • Social Security number,
  • Lab results,
  • Health insurance policy information,
  • Diagnoses,
  • Disability codes,
  • Doctor’s names,
  • Medical conditions, and 
  • Children’s names and birth statistics

Medical Informatics Engineering further identified the following health care providers as those which were affected by the data breach, and the patients of these providers were those whose data was

  • Concentra
  • Allied Physicians, Inc. d/b/a Fort Wayne Neurological Center (including Neurology, Physical Medicine and Neurosurgery)
  • Franciscan St. Francis Health Indianapolis
  • Gynecology Center, Inc., Ft. Wayne
  • Rochester Medical Group
  • RediMed
  • Fort Wayne Radiology Association, LLC including d/b/a Nuvena Vein Center and Dexa Diagnostics
  • Open View MRI, LLC
  • Breast Diagnostic Center, LLC
  • P.E.T. Imaging Services, LLC
  • MRI Center – Fort Wayne Radiology, Inc. (d/b/a Advanced Imaging Systems, Inc.)

This lawsuit may rise or fall based on proof of actual damages.

Article Type: Lawsuit
Topic: Consumer
No case events.
Tags: Stolen Financial Information, Stolen Medical Information, Your Privacy