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CommonSpirit Health Data Breach Class Action Investigation

by | Dec 8, 2022 | Firm News

Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, LLC, a law firm experienced in data breach class action litigation, is investigating claims on behalf of victims of a data breach involving data entrusted to CommonSpirit Health.  CommonSpirit Health, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the five largest healthcare facilities in the U.S.  If you received a notice of data breach letter from CommonSpirit Health please contact us as soon as possible to understand your legal rights in response to the data breach.

What Happened?

On October 2, 2022, CommonSpirit Health suffered a targeted data breach and ransomware attack.  An investigation determined that an unauthorized third party gained access to certain portions of CommonSpirit’s network between September 16, 2022 and October 3, 2022 and copied certain information from the CommonSpirit Health’s network.[1]  In total, the data of 623,774 people were affected.[2]  The stolen files related to patients, family members of patients, or caregivers of patients from Franciscan Medical Group and/or Franciscan Health in Washington state. Franciscan Health includes St. Michael Medical Center (formerly Harrison Hospital), St. Anne Hospital (formerly Highline Hospital), St. Anthony Hospital, St. Clare Hospital, St. Elizabeth Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and St. Joseph Hospital.

What Data is Involved in the CommonSpirit Health Data Breach?

  • Full Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Unique ID number

 

What Should I do if I Received Notification of the Data Breach from CommonSpirit Health?

If you would like to have a free, confidential consultation with an attorney to learn more about your rights and potential legal remedies related to the CommonSpirit Health data security breach, please contact Markovits, Stock & DeMarco attorney Justin Walker at (513) 651-3700, email us at [email protected], or submit a Case Evaluation request through the form below.

[1]   https://www.commonspirit.org/update/notice-of-data-security-incident#:~:text=On%20October%202%2C%202022%2C%20CommonSpirit%20detected%20activity%20on%20our%20IT,of%20leading%20external%20cybersecurity%20specialists.

 

[2]  https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/breach/breach_report.jsf