Tafelski, et al. v. Logan Health Medical Center

Montana Eighth Judicial District Court

Cascade County

Case No. ADV-22-0108


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PARA ESPAÑOL, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ.

AS A RESULT OF THE LOGAN HEALTH DATA BREACH, YOU CAN GET CASH OR CREDIT MONITORING AND INSURANCE SERVICES TO PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION.


WHAT IS THIS LAWSUIT ABOUT?

On or about November 22, 2021, Logan Health discovered that cyber criminals illegally accessed information stored on certain of Logan Health’s network systems. As a result, Personal Information of approximately 213,543 individuals who are patients or otherwise affiliated with Logan Health may have been accessed. Impacted Personal Information may have included names, email addresses, phone numbers, home addresses, dates of birth, and other personally identifying information, as well as sensitive health information such as diagnosis and treatment codes, date(s) of service, treating/referring physician, medical bill account number and/or health insurance information.

The Plaintiffs claim that Logan Health failed to adequately protect their Personal Information and that they were injured as a result. Logan Health denies any wrongdoing, and no court or other entity has made any judgment or other determination of any wrongdoing or that the law has been violated. Logan Health denies these and all other claims made in the Action. By entering into the Settlement, Logan Health is not admitting that it did anything wrong.


HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM PART OF THE SETTLEMENT?

The Court has decided that everyone who fits the following description is a member of the Settlement Class:

All individuals identified on the Settlement Class List, including all individuals who were notified, including by direct notice and publication by Logan Health, that their personal information was or may have been compromised in the Data Security Incident initially disclosed by Logan Health on or about February 18, 2022.

If you received Notice of this Settlement, you have been identified by the Settlement Administrator as a Settlement Class Member. More specifically, you are a Settlement Class Member, and you are affected by this Settlement.

WHAT DOES THE SETTLEMENT PROVIDE?

The Settlement establishes a $4.3 million Settlement Fund to be used to pay for Credit Monitoring Services, Alternative Cash Payments, reimbursement of Out-of-Pocket Losses and/or Attested Time; costs of Notice and administration; Service Awards to the Class Representatives; and attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses. Also, Logan Health has agreed to undertake certain remedial measures and enhanced data security measures. Claimants may select between Credit Monitoring Services or an Alternative Cash Payment, as well as reimbursement for one or all of the following: Out-of-Pocket Losses and Attested Time, which will be made from the Fund in the following order:

  • Reimbursement of Out-of-Pocket Losses – Reimbursement for certain Out-of-Pocket Losses, i.e., money spent or lost, fairly traceable to the Logan Health Data Security Incident (up to $25,000), not otherwise reimbursable by a third party.
  • Reimbursement of Attested Time – Reimbursement for lost time related to efforts undertaken to prevent or mitigate fraud and identity theft following the announcement of the Data Security Incident (up to $125 per Class Member).
In addition to claiming reimbursement for Out-of-Pocket Losses and/or Attested Time, Class Members are also eligible to make a claim for either:

  • Credit Monitoring Services – up to three years of Credit Monitoring Services. If you elect to receive Credit Monitoring Services, you may also elect to receive reimbursement for Out-of-Pocket Losses and/or Attested Time, but you may not submit a claim for an Alternative Cash Payment.
  • Alternative Cash Payment – in the alternative to Credit Monitoring Services you may submit a claim for a cash payment, in an amount to be determined consistent with the Settlement. If you elect for an Alternative Cash Payment, you may also elect to receive reimbursement for Out-of-Pocket Losses and/or Attested Time, but you may not submit a claim for Credit Monitoring Services.
All payments may be increased or reduced pro rata depending on the number of Class Members that participate in the Settlement. More information is provided in the Class Action Settlement Agreement and Release.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT


FILE A CLAIM FORM BY APRIL 3, 2023
Submitting a Claim Form is the only way that you can receive any of the Settlement Benefits provided by this Settlement, including Credit Monitoring Services, reimbursement for Out-of-Pocket Losses and/or Attested Time, or an Alternative Cash Payment.

If you submit a Claim Form, you will give up the right to sue Logan Health and certain related parties in a separate lawsuit about the legal claims this Settlement resolves. CLICK HERE TO FILE A CLAIM
EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THIS SETTLEMENT BY FEBRUARY 13, 2023
This is the only option that allows you to sue, continue to sue, or be part of another lawsuit against Logan Health, or certain related parties, for the claims this Settlement resolves.

If you exclude yourself, you will give up the right to receive any Settlement Benefits from this Settlement.
OBJECT TO OR COMMENT ON THE SETTLEMENT BY FEBRUARY 13, 2023
You may object to the Settlement by writing to the Court and informing it why you do not think the Settlement should be approved. You can also write the Court to provide comments or reasons why you support the Settlement.

If you object, you may also file a Claim Form to receive Settlement Benefits, but you will give up the right to sue Logan Health in a separate lawsuit about the legal claims this Settlement resolves.
GO TO THE “FINAL APPROVAL” HEARING ON MARCH 9, 2023
You may attend the Final Approval Hearing where the Court may hear arguments concerning approval of the Settlement. If you wish to speak at the Final Approval Hearing, you must make a request to do so in your written objection or comment. You are not required to attend the Final Approval Hearing.
DO NOTHING
If you do nothing, you will not receive any of the monetary Settlement Benefits and you will give up your rights to sue Logan Health and certain related parties for the claims this Settlement resolves.