Stanford Hospital Faces $20M Action Over Data Breach

Law360, New York (September 29, 2011, 9:25 PM EDT) -- Stanford University's hospital was hit Wednesday with a $20 million proposed class action over the recently revealed data breach that allowed the names, diagnoses and account numbers of 20,000 emergency room patients to be posted on a public website for nearly a year.

Shana Springer brought the suit in California court on behalf of herself and all other individuals who were treated at the hospital's emergency department between March 1, 2009, and Aug. 31, 2009, and whose medical information was posted on the homework help website,...
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