Southern Ohio Health Systems Data Breach

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PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ.

IF YOU WERE NOTIFIED IN APRIL 2021 BY THE LAW FIRM BRICKER & ECKLER THAT YOUR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION WAS POTENTIALLY ACCESSED IN A RANSOMWARE ATTACK, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR COMPENSATION.


What is this Lawsuit About?

On January 31, 2021, Bricker learned that it was the target of a ransomware attack. Upon learning of the incident, Bricker immediately took measures to contain the incident and launched an investigation, with the assistance of third-party cybersecurity forensic experts. Bricker also notified federal law enforcement.

The investigation determined that an unauthorized party gained access to certain Bricker internal systems at various times between approximately January 14, 2021 and January 31, 2021. Findings from the investigation indicate that the party obtained some data from certain Bricker systems during this period, including personal and medical data that Bricker had in its possession for purposes of providing legal advice to TriHealth, Inc. and Adena Health System (the “Health Systems”). Bricker was able retrieve the data involved from the unauthorized party and has taken steps to delete the data. Bricker has no reason to believe this data was further copied or retained by the unauthorized party. Bricker conducted a thorough review of the data to identify individuals whose personal or medical information may have been involved, and on or about April 11, 2021, provided notice of the incident to those persons.


How do I know if I am part of the Settlement?

You are a member of the Settlement Class if your personal, medical, or financial information was potentially exposed in the Incident. Excluded from the Settlement Class are: (1) the judge presiding over this Action, and members of their direct families; (2) the Health Systems and Bricker, and each of their subsidiaries, parent companies, successors, predecessors, and any entity in which the Health Systems or Bricker or each of their parents have a controlling interest and their current or former officers, directors, and employees; and (3) Settlement Class Members who submit a valid Request for Exclusion prior to the Opt-Out Deadline.


What Does the Settlement Provide?

Under the Settlement, Bricker will pay $1,950,000.00 into a non-reversionary Settlement Fund that will be used to provide the following benefits:

  • Cash reimbursement for unreimbursed and documented Out-of-Pocket Losses and Extraordinary Out-of-Pocket Losses incurred and fairly traceable to the Incident.
  • Cash reimbursement for Undocumented Time and Documented Time spent related to the Incident.
  • Additional Cash Payments from monies remaining in the Settlement Fund, if any, as set forth in paragraph 13b of Addendum A to the Settlement Agreement
  • Attorneys’ fees and expenses as approved by the Court, service awards as approved by the Court, and the costs of notifying the Settlement Class and administering the Settlement.
Depending on the number of valid claims, the costs of settlement administration, and the amount awarded by the Court for attorney’s fees and costs and service award payments, payments for certain benefits may be reduced proportionally as set forth in paragraph 13a of Addendum A to the Settlement Agreement.



YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS LAWSUIT


FILE A CLAIM FOR OUT-OF-POCKET LOSSES AND LOST TIME BY DECEMBER 21, 2022
You must submit a claim in order to receive reimbursement for unreimbursed Out-of-Pocket Losses and/or loss of time paid at $20 per hour. You may claim Out-of-Pocket and Extraordinary Out-of- Pocket Losses, Undocumented Time, and Documented Time under the Settlement.

For more detailed information, see FAQs 6, 7, and 8.

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EXCLUDE YOURSELF BY NOVEMBER 7, 2022
You can exclude yourself from the Settlement by informing the Settlement Administrator that you want to “opt-out” of the Settlement. If the Settlement becomes final, this is the only option that allows you to retain your rights to separately sue the Health Systems and Bricker for claims related to the Incident. If you opt-out, you may not make a claim for benefits under the Settlement as described in the Settlement Agreement.

For more detailed information, see FAQ 13.

OBJECT OR COMMENT ON THE SETTLEMENT BY NOVEMBER 7, 2022
You may object to the Settlement by explaining to the Court why you don’t think the Settlement should be approved. If you object, you will remain a Settlement Class Member, and if the Settlement is approved, you will be eligible for the benefits of the Settlement if you file a claim and you will give up your right to sue on certain claims described in the Settlement Agreement.

For more detailed information, see FAQ 14.

DO NOTHING
If you do nothing, you will not be eligible to receive reimbursement for Out-Of-Pocket Losses, Attested Time, or Documented Time. If the Settlement becomes final, you will give up your rights to sue the Health Systems and Bricker separately relating to the Incident.

For more detailed information, see FAQ 10.