Rady Children's Hospital facing lawsuit related to data breach

The Rady Children's hospital is under fire due to a data breach in which a patient's personal information was leaked.

Published Aug 15, 2014 3:51 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:15 PM CST
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Following a data breach suffered by Rady Children's Hospital in June 2013, a mother has filed a lawsuit against the company related to a security breach that led her daughter's medical records to be exposed.

Rady Children's Hospital facing lawsuit related to data breach | TweakTown.com

The Rady data breach occurred when an employee emailed a spreadsheet containing patient admittance records from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 to four job applicants. The records included patient names, birth dates, primary medical diagnoses, medical record numbers, insurance carrier information, and admittance and discharge dates.

"This is not one or two records dropped in the parking lot," said David A. Miller, an attorney representing the mother, in a statement to the media. "The people they gave this information to didn't even work there. They were job applicants."

As the number of data breaches increases, with cybercriminals routinely targeting financial and medical information, it's surprising more of these lawsuits aren't filed.

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