Class-action status sought in suit over health care company breach | Burns & Wilcox

Attorneys file a complaint in U.S. District Court in Albany, New York, on behalf of one of two patients pursuing class-action status for their lawsuits against a Colonie, New York health care company and its accounting firm over a 2019 data breach that reportedly exposed the sensitive information of 170,000 patients. The lawsuits allege BST & Co. CPAs, the accounting firm for Community Care Physicians, experienced a ransomware attack in December 2019 and failed to disclose the incident to affected patients for more than two months. The patients claim they face significant and long-lasting impacts, including persistent anxiety and future expenses.

 

“Patients may not trust a health care facility going forward if they feel their data is not being properly protected.” –Erica Rangel, Broker, Professional Liability, Burns & Wilcox, Chicago, Illinois

 

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