Calif. Health Provider Faces 30K-Patient Suit Over Data Breach

Law360, Washington (April 3, 2012, 7:15 PM EDT) -- A former patient hit St. Joseph Health System with a putative class action in California state court Monday, alleging the health care provider and its hospitals failed to adequately protect approximately 30,000 electronic health records that made their way into the public domain.

Lead plaintiff Danna Graewingholt alleges in the complaint that she found her medical records from St. Joseph's St. Jude Medical Center online via a Google search for her name in January. While St. Jude admitted that approximately 9,067 patient records had entered the...
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