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Scott Cole & Associates Announces Filing of Scripps Health Data Breach Class Action

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OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scott Cole, class action veteran and founder of Oakland-based Scott Cole & Associates, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit against Scripps Health for negligence, invasion of privacy and related violations arising out of the health care provider's recent high-profile data breach.

The personal information – including names, drivers' license and Social Security numbers and/or patient care records of nearly 150,000 Scripps Health patients was compromised in the massive data breach announced by Scripps Health on June 1, 2021 yet known to the organization for weeks prior. "That medical histories were accessed in this data hack makes this situation unique," says Scott Cole, the principal attorney on the case. "Despite hundreds of data breaches every year in this country, most do not involve such highly sensitive patient information as was obtained here." The lawsuit claims Scripps Health maintained inadequate security measures for detecting and addressing the cyber-attack, especially given knowledge of a heightened threat.

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In addition to monetary damages, the suit demands Scripps Health implement and maintain sufficient security protocols going forward so as to prevent future attacks. Of the numerous cyber-attacks, a growing percentage of them target health care facilities and patient records, given that such sensitive information is highly valuable to cyber criminals.

The lawsuit is entitled Rubenstein, et al. v. Scripps Health (U.S.D.C., Southern District Case No. 3:21-cv-01135-DMS-RBB). For more information about this case, please contact Scott Cole & Associates at info@scalaw.com or (510) 891-9800.

ABOUT SCOTT COLE & ASSOCIATES

Since its inception in 1992, Scott Cole & Associates has litigated countless matters against businesses of all types, and in nearly every industry imaginable. It engages in California-based and nationwide litigation as a well-known and widely-respected member of the country's legal community. For decades, the firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for countless workers and consumers, has been involved in record-setting resolutions and corrected numerous unlawful practices.
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