Patient sues BJC HealthCare over employee email hack: 4 details

Four things to know:.

A previous client of St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare submitted a class-action suit versus the health system over a cybersecurity event, according to the suit hosted on Bloomberg.

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Thursday, September 17th, 2020

1. BJC HealthCare reported three employees email accounts were breached on May 5 and may have exposed personal health information. The info included client names, medical records, scientific information, insurance information and Social Security numbers.

2. The suit declares patients with breached information need to spend time and money protecting themselves from fraud and is seeking repayment for losses incurred from the breach. The plaintiffs also specify that they paid the health system to secure their details and the breach lessened the value of those services.

3. The plaintiffs are looking for financial payment, life time customer credit security and monitoring services and restitution.

4. The lawsuit was submitted on Sept. 16.

BJC HealthCare reported 3 employees email accounts were breached on May 5 and might have exposed individual health information. The info included patient names, medical records, medical info, insurance coverage details and Social Security numbers.


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The claim declares clients with breached details have to spend time and money safeguarding themselves from scams and is looking for repayment for losses sustained from the breach.