Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking into whether a class action lawsuit can be filed in light of the data breach affecting Mercy Medical Center.
As part of their investigation, they need to hear from individuals who received a notice stating they were impacted.
Perry Johnson & Associates (PJA), a medical transcription services provider, discovered a data security breach around May 2, 2023 and informed former client Mercy Medical Center that it was one of the affected organizations.
After investigating the incident, which reportedly affected nearly 9 million individuals in total, PJA determined that the unauthorized party gained access to backup files containing customer information, including Mercy Medical Center's data. The potentially accessed information, which was likely associated with transcription requests, includes patients' names, dates of birth, addresses, Social Security numbers, medical record numbers, patient account numbers, and dates of admission, discharge, and exams.
PJA notified Mercy Medical Center on October 10, 2023, prompting the hospital to carry out its own investigation and notify the more than 97,000 affected patients. Mercy Medical Center reportedly used PJA as a vendor from May 2, 2011 to May 31, 2014.
If your information was exposed in the breach, attorneys want to hear from you. You may be able to start a class action lawsuit to recover compensation for loss of privacy, time spent dealing with the breach, out-of-pocket costs, and more.
A successful case could also force Mercy Medical Center to ensure it takes proper steps to protect the information it was entrusted with.