MEDICAL RECORDS BREACH CLASS ACTION
MEDICAL PATIENTS WHOSE CONFIDENTIAL PATIENT RECORDS WERE DISCLOSED WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION MAY BE A MEMBER OF A PENDING CLASS ACTION.
Jane Doe, et al. vs. The City and County of San Francisco, et al., San Francisco Superior Court Case No. CGC-16-551618, involves allegations that Defendants violated the Confidential Medical Information Act, Civil Code § 56, et seq. and California Health & Safety Code § 120980 by disclosing highly private medical information of patients at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center without the patients’ written authorization, including, but not limited to, the patients’ name, medical record, diagnoses including but not limited to HIV diagnoses, surgical notes, and consultation notes, and radiologic films.
The parties have reached a settlement in this case. In order to obtain payment under the settlement, a claim form must be submitted on behalf of each Class Member. The deadline to submit claim forms is August 30, 2022. The deadline to opt-out of the Class is July 31, 2022. The amount you receive will depend on the number of claims made but is estimated to exceed $100.
Class Members who fail to opt out by the deadline, and do not submit a claim form, will be bound by the terms of the Settlement and will not receive a share of the Settlement.