On May 1, 2021, Scripps Health admits to having discovered unauthorized third-party access to its data network. Thereafter, the medical provider deployed malware, but not before cyber-criminals accessed countless Scripps’ system documents as early as April 29, 2021.
As a result of the cyber-attack, Scripps’ data systems were suspended, including EPIC, MyScripps and scripps.org–an outage that lasted for roughly a month. During this time, Scripps patients were unable to access their accounts or schedule appointments online. What’s more, despite ample knowledge of this attack throughout the month of May 2021, Scripps Health did not notify patients of it until June 1, 2021.
On May 10, 2021, it was further discovered that many of the seized documents contained patient information such as names, dates of birth, Social Security and/or driver’s license numbers, health insurance information, medical record numbers, patient account numbers and/or clinical information such as physician(s) names, date(s) of service, doctor progress notes, lab test results and/or other treatment information. Altogether, more than 147,000 patients, staff and physicians may have had their personal and financial information compromised by this cyber-attack on Scripps’ internal systems.
We believe Scripps was grossly negligent in its efforts to protect its patients’ and employees’ personal information. As such, Scott Cole & Associates filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the medical provider to bring justice to those affected–including you. For more information about the case and/or to be part of this important action, please click here to read the June 21, 2021 Complaint. Afterward, contact us if you wish to be included and seek compensation for yourself and/or your family.
- Retainer Agreement
You should be concerned about your personal health and/or financial information being compromised since cybercrimes can have a devastating impact. If you are interested in joining the class-action lawsuit, please click here to fill out our Retainer Agreement.
- Class Action Questionnaire
Once you complete the retainer agreement, please click here to complete a brief Questionnaire about your experience in the aftermath of this data breach. Don’t complete the Questionnaire if you have not yet signed a retainer agreement.
- We investigate
The litigation process can be lengthy, no matter how negligent Scripps may have been. Once you’ve made your interest known that you want justice for this data breach, there will not likely be additional information we will need from you for a while. We ask for your patience. During that while, however, be sure that we’ll be working very hard and daily to investigate what happened in this instance–all toward a determination of liability and a resolution of the lawsuit. As those events occur, we will notify you. Thank you for being part of this important case.