Georgia Medical System Hit With $200M Suit Over Data Theft

Law360, New York (June 8, 2012, 7:09 PM EDT) -- A putative class of former patients have sued Emory Healthcare Inc. in Georgia state court, seeking up to $200 million in damages after more than 300,000 patient files were stolen as the alleged result of the Atlanta hospital system’s negligence.

In a complaint filed June 4 in Fulton Superior Court, lead plaintiff Peter Bombardieri alleged on behalf of up to 250,000 patients that the hospital system had negligently stored patient data and failed to prevent the theft of 10 backup disks containing information for about 315,000...
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