LifeBridge Health data breach

LifeBridge® Health Data Breach

Updated: October 12, 2022

Status: Open to Claims

Claim Form Deadline: February 01, 2023

Estimated Payout: Varies

Proof required: No

Method of payment: Mailed Check



What is the LifeBridge Health Class Action?

A $9.5 Million Class Action Settlement has been agreed upon with LifeBridge Health. The settlement was agreed upon after a class action lawsuit against LifeBridge that aimed to remedy consequences of a data breach that exposed the sensitive personally identifiable information of over 530,000 people. In May 2018, LifeBridge Health confirmed the existence of a data breach that exposed the personal information of more than 530,000 individuals. The incident is believed to have begun in 2016 and continued for at least one year before being discovered. As part of a settlement with individuals who filed class action lawsuits against them, LifeBridge Health agreed to pay compensation for failing to adequately protect their data from being hacked by online criminals.

What's This Settlement About?

A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit filed by individuals whose personal information was accessed during the LifeBridge Health data breach in May, 2018. The plaintiffs said they had personal information compromised, including their social security numbers, addresses, names and dates of birth among other details. The defendants maintained that all affected patients had been notified about this incident months before the case was filed which resulted in an agreement to pay $9.5 million to avoid further litigation costs associated with pursuing litigation over medical records breaches for damages related to identity theft or other issues stemming from this incident.

How Do I Qualify?

If you're a LifeBridge Health patient and believe your personal information was compromised in the data breach, you may be eligible for this class action settlement.

What Can I Get?

The amount of your share of the settlement will depend on how many people submit valid claims and what percentage of those claims are approved.

Additionally, you may seek reimbursement for up to $250 in Out-of-Pocket Losses you incurred as a result of the Security Incidents. Out-of-Pocket Losses include, for example: late fees, declined payment fees, overdraft fees, returned check fees, customer service fees, card cancellation or replacement fees etc.

As part of your claim for Out-of-Pocket losses, you may also make a claim for up to three hours of lost time, compensated at $20/hr. for a total of up to $60, for time spent dealing with the Security Incidents. If you have documented Extraordinary Losses, you may make a claim for an additional two hours of lost time, for an additional total of up to $40.

You may also seek reimbursement for up to $5,000 for proven Extraordinary Losses.

In a settlement LifeBridge Health agreed to protect patients' medical information by encrypting sensitive data, tracking software for biomedical devices, network monitoring, regular maintenance, annual security training and enhanced account security. The settlement also requires LifeBridge Health to ensure that only authorized users have access to patients' medical records, and it must train employees on how to use the new security measures.

How Do I File a Claim?

You can fill online claim form below, or printed from HERE and send it by mail to the Settlement Administrator at the address on the claim form. After you have filed your claim online, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your claim and giving instructions on how to print a copy of the confirmation page for your records. You need to submit a claim form by no later than February 1, 2023.

A court hearing is scheduled for October 26, 2022 to decide whether the settlement will be approved. The judge will decide whether the $9.5 million settlement is fair, and how much each person should receive in compensation. If the settlement is approved, notifications will be distributed by mail for the class action. If you don't receive a letter over a period of time after the hearing, it means that you are not eligible to participate in this case.

In a settlement LifeBridge Health agreed to protect patients' medical information by encrypting sensitive data, tracking software for biomedical devices, network monitoring, regular maintenance, annual security training and enhanced account security. The settlement also requires LifeBridge Health to ensure that only authorized users have access to patients' medical records, and it must train employees on how to use the new security measures.

Claim Form Website: LBHsettlement.com


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