Will Gendron
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Published
June 20, 2024 12:26 PM
Updated
July 24, 2024
Mednax $6,000,000 Data Breach Settlement
Settlement Open for Claims
Award:
$30 - $5,000
Deadline:
September 9, 2024
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Mednax Services, Inc. has agreed to pay $6,000,000 to settle a class action lawsuit for alleged cybersecurity breaches involving unauthorized access to certain Mednax Microsoft Office365 email accounts. This settlement aims to compensate affected individuals for lost time, out-of-pocket expenses, and provide medical monitoring services.

Can I Claim an Award?

You are a Settlement Class Member if:

  • You received written notice from Mednax or American Anesthesiology in or around December 2020 or January 2021.
  • You believe your personal information was involved in the cybersecurity incident but did not receive written notice, and you received services from a Mednax-affiliated physician or American Anesthesiology prior to June 17, 2020.

What Awards Can Class Members Claim?

The settlement provides several types of awards for class members:

Class members can claim compensation for lost time, out-of-pocket expenses, and medical monitoring services. The details are as follows:

  • Compensation for Lost Time: Class members can claim up to 4 hours of lost time at a rate of $30.00 per hour. If more than 4 hours were spent, up to 10 additional hours can be claimed with supporting documentation.
  • Compensation for Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Class members can claim up to $5,000.00 for documented out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of the cybersecurity incident. This includes costs related to identity theft, credit report access, and other related expenses.
  • Medical Monitoring: Class members can claim three years of medical monitoring and medical fraud protection services.

Is Proof Required to Claim the Reward?

Yes, proof is required to claim the reward. The required proof varies depending on the type of claim:

  • Lost Time: Claims for up to 4 hours require a representation that the time spent was due to the cybersecurity incident. Claims for more than 4 hours require non-self-prepared documentation.
  • Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Claims must include documentation such as credit card statements, bank statements, invoices, telephone records, and receipts.
  • Medical Monitoring: Claims require non-self-prepared documentation demonstrating that the claimant or their minor child received services from a Mednax-affiliated physician or American Anesthesiology prior to June 17, 2020.

How to Claim Your Award

To claim your award, you need to submit a claim form. The easiest way is to submit an online form or uou can also download a paper claim form and mail it to MDX Settlement Administrator.

How do I Get Paid?

Once your claim is approved, payments will be made after the Court grants final approval of the Settlement and after any appeals are resolved. Payments may be issued via check or other methods as determined by the Settlement Administrator.

$6,000,000 Settlement Fund Breakdown

The total settlement amount of $6,000,000 will cover the compensation for lost time, out-of-pocket expenses, medical monitoring services, the costs of notifying Settlement Class Members, and administering the Settlement. Additionally, it will cover Attorneys’ Fees, costs, and expenses as approved by the Court.

If the total amount of approved claims exceeds the settlement amount, the claims will be subject to a pro rata reduction to ensure the total amount paid does not exceed $6,000,000.

Important Dates

  • Deadline to File a Claim: September 9, 2024
  • Final Approval Hearing Date: October 4, 2024

Why is There a Class Action Settlement?

This class action settlement was reached after a lengthy mediation process overseen by a neutral mediator. The lawsuit involves claims that Defendants are responsible for a cybersecurity incident involving unauthorized access to certain Mednax Microsoft Office365 email accounts. Defendants deny these claims and any wrongdoing.

The settlement avoids the costs and uncertainty of a trial and related appeals, while more quickly providing benefits to members of the settlement class. The Class Representatives and the attorneys for the Settlement Class believe that the settlement is in the best interests of the Settlement Class Members.

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Status
Open for Claims
Category
Data Breach
Settlement Amount
$6,000,000
Award
$30 - $5,000
Is Proof Required?
Proof Required
Proof Required
Days Remaining to file Claim
47
Claim Deadline
September 9, 2024
Fairness Hearing
Final Approval Hearing
October 4, 2024
Case Number
21-MD-02994-RAR
Case Title
In re: Mednax Services, Inc. Data Security Breach Litigation
State
Court
Southern District of Florida
Jurisdiction
U.S. District Court
Claims Administrator
MDX Settlement Administrator P.O. Box 301172 Los Angeles, CA 90030-1172 1-877-403-0009 info@MednaxAASettlement.com
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