Memorial Health Data Breach Lawsuit Filed By The Lyon Firm
The Lyon Firm has filed a class action data breach lawsuit on behalf of Memorial Health (Marietta Area Health Care) victims in Ohio and nationwide. Our data privacy attorneys are actively involved in a wide variety of data theft cases, and offer free and confidential consultations. Contact us to seek justice and compensation.
In August 2021, a cyberattack and data breach was detected by Memorial Health System, impacted the personal information of 216,478 individuals.
A Memorial Health data breach investigation confirmed the attackers gained access to company servers in July 2021, and potentially accessed or acquired information from its systems.
The lawsuit was filed by Joe Lyon in the U./S. District Court of the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division against Marietta Area Health Care Inc. dba Memorial Health System on behalf of plaintiff Kathleen Tucker and a class of individuals affected by the data breach.
The lawsuit alleges that class members’ had their personal information compromised, and “suffered ascertainable losses in the form of the loss of the benefit of their bargain, out-of-pocket expenses and the value of their time reasonably incurred to remedy or mitigate the effects of the attack.”
The lawsuit alleges Memorial Health System was negligent for not properly and safely maintaining the private information of patients, and storing data on systems that were vulnerable to cyberattacks. The lawsuit alleges the risk of cyberattacks was known, but the necessary steps to secure private information were not taken.
As in most other data breach cases, the Memorial Health class members may now be exposed to a heightened risk of fraud and identity theft.
The lawsuit seeks a jury trial and compensatory damages, punitive damages, reimbursement of out-of-pocket costs, and injunctive relief, which should include improvements to Memorial Health System’s data security systems, future annual audits, and providing adequate credit monitoring services to individuals affected by the breach.
This lawsuit, filed by attorney Joseph M. Lyon of The Lyon Firm, is one of hundreds of healthcare data breach cases pending across the country.