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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Data Breach Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Charles J. Hilton, PC, Attorney at Law (CJH) provides billing-related services to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and other health providers. CJH and UPMC are now settling a class action about a security incident on CJH’s systems that occurred between roughly April 1 and June 25, 2020. The complaint alleged that the two parties bear responsibility for the cyberattack, which potentially exposed the personal information of patients, including their Social Security numbers, dates of birth, bank or financial account numbers, and driver’s license

Docket Number:

GD-21-002075

Company: University of Pittsburg Medical Center

Filing Deadline: September 3, 2022

Class Period: April 1, 2021 to June 25, 2021

Objection Deadline: September 3, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: September 3, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: October 6, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

If you choose Payment Options 1 or 2, you must provide documentation that show that your claimed losses were incurred as a result of the security incident (for example, that they were incurred after and not before the security incident took place).

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you were sent a notice of the security incident, or if you are a resident of the US whose personal information was accessed, stolen, or compromised as a result of the security incident. If you were a patient of UPMC or another health provider but were not sent a notice, you may also be included. See the settlement website for more information.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Benefits: (1) Credit monitoring, including identity protection services and identity theft insurance. (2) Three kinds of cash payments, including reimbursement for Documented Expenses and Lost Time (up to $250), Documented Extraordinary Loss Reimbursement (up to $2,500), and payment for undocumented time spent (up to two hours at $15/hour). The total payment for any one person will not exceed $2,780. For more information, see the Notice at https://www.cjhdatasettlement.com/Portals/0/Document%20Files/7493_Bowen%20v%20UPMC_LF%20Notice_v8.pdf?ver=YoA4Ni99WLiioVhq3rcIrA%3d%3d.

Total Settlement Amount:

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$450,000

Law Firm:
J.P. Ward & Associates, LLC

Claim Form: Bowen v. UPMC Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Bowen v. UPMC d/b/a The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Charles J. Hilton, P.C. Attorney at Law

Settlement Website: Bowen v. UPMC Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Rust Consulting, Inc.l

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Bowen v UPMC Settlement – 7493
PO Box 2599
Faribault, MN 55021-9599
800-871-6167

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