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
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
- 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
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.