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Third lawsuit filed in Medical Informatics data hack

August 13, 2015

A third lawsuit seeking class-action status has been filed against a Fort Wayne-based medical software company over a data breach involving patient information.

The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette reported the lawsuit from Ryan Pool against Medical Informatics Engineering was filed Wednesday in federal court. Pool alleges that his data was compromised through Indianapolis-based Franciscan St. Francis Health System.

The company has reported that the hack of its networks earlier this year has exposed private information of 3.9 million people nationwide. The information includes patients' names, birthdates, addresses and Social Security numbers.

The company notified the FBI about the hack in May, and began issuing letters to patients in mid-July. Two other lawsuits against the company were filed in recent weeks. All three lawsuits accuse the company of negligence.

 

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