Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. Faces Class Action Related To Dissemination of Certain Confidential Patient Data to Unauthorized and Undisclosed Third Parties As a Result of a “Phishing” Data Incident
Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. is making consumers aware that a class action lawsuit was filed on April 1, 2020 against Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (“Tandem Diabetes”) in United States District Court, Southern District of California, on behalf of all California citizens and all citizens who received medical care from Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. whose identities, personal data, and medical information were contained in an email account discovered on or about January 17, 2020.
According to the complaint:
On or about January 17, 2020, Defendant [Tandem Diabetes] determined that a large number of patients’ personal information was accessed by one or more unauthorized third parties through a “phishing” incident. The personal and private information of Defendant’s patients improperly disclosed. That information included, but is not limited to, patient names, social security numbers and other private, confidential patient information.
As a medical care provider, Defendant [Tandem Diabetes] was privy to Plaintiffs confidential medical information. As a custodian of the private health information of its clients, the Defendant is required by state law to ensure that such information is not disclosed or disseminated without the clients’ consent.
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Defendants’ investigation has been unable to determine whether Plaintiff’s and the Class members’ personal information may have been accessed by one or more additional persons and to date has not disclosed the identity of the individual(s) who may have improperly accessed Plaintiff’s and the Class members’ patient information. Further, the information about Plaintiff and the Class that may have been inappropriately accessed have included Plaintiff’s and the Class members’ billing and insurance information, patient referral information, and appointment records. [Emphasis added.]
Have You Been Impacted by A Data Breach?
If so, please either contact Kehoe Law Firm, P.C., Michael Yarnoff, Esq., (215) 792-6676, Ext. 804, [email protected], complete the form on the right or e-mail [email protected] for a free, no-obligation case evaluation of your facts to determine whether your privacy rights have been violated and whether there is a basis for a data privacy class action.
Examples of the type of relief sought by data privacy class actions, include, but are not limited to, reimbursement of identity theft losses and of out-of-pocket costs paid by data breach victims for protective measures such as credit monitoring services, credit reports, and credit freezes; compensation for time spent responding to the breach; imposition of credit monitoring services and identity theft insurance, paid for by the defendant company; and improvements to the defendant company’s data security systems.
Data privacy class actions are brought on a contingent-fee basis; thus, plaintiffs and the class members do not pay out-of-pocket attorney’s fees or litigation costs. Subject to court approval, attorney’s fees and litigation costs are derived from the recovery obtained for the class.