IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS, STATE OF MISSOURI
If you were notified by mail of the Data Incident impacting BJC Health System in 2020, you may be eligible for a class action settlement payment and credit monitoring services.
A court authorized this notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.
A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit about a data incident that occurred on March 6, 2020, which potentially exposed personally identifiable information (“PII”) and/or protected health information (“PHI”) of BJC patients and employees (the “Data Incident”).
A phishing attack occurred on March 6, 2020, and this attack may have resulted in cyber-criminals accessing and obtaining the PII/PHI of BJC’s patients and employees through one or more BJC employee email accounts. Plaintiffs allege that the PII/PHI of patients and employees was potentially impacted in the Incident. The potentially compromised PII and PHI included name, date of birth, medical record or patient account number, and limited treatment and/or clinical information, such as diagnosis, medications, provider, type of treatment and treatment location. Subsequently, lawsuits were filed against BJC Health System d/b/a BJC Healthcare (“BJC”) and BJC Collaborative, LLC (the “Collaborative”), alleging that they did not take appropriate care to protect patients and employees from the Data Incident.
The Settlement includes all persons to whom BJC sent notification that their personal information and/or protected health information may have been or was exposed to unauthorized third parties as a result of the Data Incident.
The Settlement provides payments to people who submit valid claims for out-of-pocket expenses and lost time that were incurred and plausibly arose as a result of the Data Incident, and for other extraordinary unreimbursed monetary losses and lost time.
The Settlement also includes two years of 1B credit monitoring and identity theft insurance through IDX. You must submit a claim to receive this benefit.
Your legal rights are affected even if you do nothing.
Read this Notice carefully.
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT|
|Submit a Claim||The only way to get a payment.
You must submit a claim by December 14, 2022.
|Ask to be Excluded||Get no payment. The only option that allows you to sue BJC and the Collaborative over the claims resolved by this Settlement.
You must exclude yourself by August 16, 2022.
|Object||Write to the Court about why you do not like the Settlement.
You must object by August 16, 2022.
|Do Nothing||Get no payment. Give up rights.|
These rights and options – and the deadlines to exercise them – are explained in the Notice.
The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to grant final approval of the Settlement. Payments will only be made after the Court grants final approval of the Settlement and after any appeals are resolved.
The Court will hold a Fairness Hearing at 9:00 a.m on September 6, 2022, at the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri, 10 N Tucker Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63101.