Consumer fraud, data breach case brought against one of the nation’s leading hospital and medical care providers. Community Health’s conduct – which includes failing to take adequate and reasonable measures to ensure its data systems were protected – has allegedly led to widespread identity theft. The cyber-criminals who hacked Community Health’s data base had access to patients’ and subscribers names, addresses, and most importantly social security numbers, meaning that identity theft issues will be present for the life of the victims. This suit seeks to redress those wrongs.
In re Community Health Systems, Inc. Customer Security Data Breach Litigation, MDL 2595, Master File No. 15-CV-222-KPB (N.D. Ala.).
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