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Markovits, Stock & DeMarco and Mason Lietz & Klinger File Data Breach Class Action Against Health Aid of Ohio

On Behalf of | Jun 2, 2021 | Class Action, Firm News

On May 28, 2021, Markovits, Stock & DeMarco and Mason Lietz & Klinger filed a data breach class action on behalf of Plaintiffs Kathleen Devine and Richard Rydzinki against Health Aid of Ohio, Inc. in the Court of Common Pleas in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Health Aid of Ohio is a full-service provider of home medical equipment serving patients throughout Ohio, with locations in Parma, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio. Click here to view a copy of the class action complaint. 

On February 19, 2021, Health Aid of Ohio became aware that a data breach whereby unauthorized actors gained access to Health Aid’s systems and viewed and or removed private personal health information for approximately 141,149 individuals. Complaint, ¶¶ 30, 32. Roughly two months later, beginning on April 20, 2021, Health Aid of Ohio started sending data breach notices to its customers. Significantly, Health Aid of Ohio’s data breach notices specified that the breach included its customers’ names, addresses, telephone numbers, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, medical diagnoses, insurance information, and the type of equipment Health Aid of Ohio delivered to the customers’ house and/or repaired in the customers’ home. Complaint, ¶¶ 33-34.

Plaintiffs seek damages on behalf of themselves and the class they seek to represent resulting from Health Aid of Ohio’s negligent disclosure of their confidential personal and medical information. Complaint, at page 44.

If you received a data breach notice from Health Aid of Ohio or otherwise believe that your personal information was included in Health Aid of Ohio’s data breach, please contact Markovits, Stock & DeMarco attorney Terry Coates to discuss your potential legal rights: (513) 651-3700 or [email protected].