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Methodist Hospitals Cyberattack Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

The Methodist Hospitals, Inc. is settling a class action alleging it failed to adequately protect the personal information and protected health information stored in its systems, resulting in a data breach that took place between March 13 and June 12, 2019. The complaint alleged that the information exposed included such things as dates of birth, Social Security numbers, driver’s license and state ID numbers, Medicaid and Medicare numbers, health insurance information, diagnosis and treatment information, and financial account and payment card information.

Docket Number:

45C01-1911-CT-001201

Company: Methodist Hospitals, Inc., The

Filing Deadline: October 6, 2022

Class Period: March 13, 2019 to June 12, 2019

Objection Deadline: October 6, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: October 6, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: June 13, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

If you are requesting reimbursement, you must provide documentation.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are a resident of Indiana who
- Received health services from the Methodist Hospitals;
- Had information in the relevant emails at the time of the data breach;
- Were offered credit monitoring and identity theft protection service for 24 months at no cost; and
- Are not affiliates, legal representatives, attorneys, heirs, assigns, officers, directors, or employees of the Methodist Hospitals or any entity in which the Methodist Hospitals has a controlling interest.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Benefits: (1) TransUnion Interactive’s myTrueIdentity credit monitoring and identity restoration services for two years. (2) Reimbursement of documented, unreimbursed economic losses of up to $3000 and $300 for lost time (at $20/hour) that are related to the data breach, not otherwise reimbursed by TransUnion or other parties, supported by documentation, and meet all other requirements set forth in the Reimbursement Form and Settlement Agreement.

Total Settlement Amount: $425,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Unknown

Law Firms:
Branstetter Stranch and Jennings
Cohen & Malad

Claim Form: Jones MH Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Jones v. The Methodist Hospitals, Inc.

Settlement Website: Jones MH Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Epiq Class Action & Claims Solutions, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Jones v. The Methodist Hospitals, Inc. Settlement Administrator
PO Box 5768
Portland, OR 97228 – 5768
855-604-1884

Tags: Exposing Private Information, Exposure to cyber crime, Your Privacy