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June 12, 2024 10:50 AM
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July 24, 2024
Radiology Associates $3,080,475 Data Breach Settlement
Settlement Open for Claims
Award:
$80 - $4,000
Deadline:
July 15, 2024
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Radiology Associates of Albuquerque, P.A. d/b/a RAA Imaging; and Advanced Imaging, LLC d/b/a High Resolution has agreed to pay $3,080,475 to settle a class action lawsuit for alleged failure to properly safeguard the personal health information and personally identifiable information of patients. This settlement aims to compensate individuals affected by data incidents that occurred between July 22, 2021, to August 3, 2021, and from December 22, 2020, to July 15, 2021.

Who Benefits?: Individuals who received a Notice of Data Incident from Radiology Associates of Albuquerque, P.A. d/b/a RAA Imaging; and Advanced Imaging, LLC d/b/a High Resolution.

How much can I get?: Class Members can receive up to $400 for Ordinary Losses, up to $4,000 for Extraordinary Losses, up to $80 for Lost Time, and an estimated $80 Cash Payment.

Important Dates

  • Deadline to File a Claim: The deadline to submit a claim is July 15, 2024.
  • Deadline to Opt Out: The deadline to opt out of the settlement is May 1, 2024.
  • Deadline to Object: The deadline to object to the settlement is May 1, 2024.
  • Final Approval Hearing Date: The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for May 7, 2024.

Can I Claim an Award?

To be eligible for the settlement award, you must have received a Notice of Data Incident from Radiology Associates of Albuquerque, P.A. d/b/a RAA Imaging; and Advanced Imaging, LLC d/b/a High Resolution. This notice indicates that your personal health information and personally identifiable information were potentially compromised during the data incidents that occurred between July 22, 2021, to August 3, 2021, and from December 22, 2020, to July 15, 2021.

The settlement covers individuals whose information was potentially compromised due to unauthorized access to the Defendants' computer systems. If you are unsure whether you are included in the settlement, you can contact the Settlement Administrator for verification.

What Can I Claim?

Class Members can claim several types of awards based on their losses and the impact of the Data Incident. The awards include reimbursement for Ordinary Losses, Extraordinary Losses, Lost Time, and a Cash Payment.

Ordinary Losses include out-of-pocket expenses such as bank fees, phone charges, and costs for credit reports and monitoring services. Extraordinary Losses cover unreimbursed costs related to identity theft or fraud. Lost Time compensation is available for time spent dealing with the effects of the Data Incident.

  • Ordinary Losses: Up to $400 for documented expenses.
  • Extraordinary Losses: Up to $4,000 for documented expenses.
  • Lost Time: Up to $80 (calculated at $20/hour, up to 4 hours).
  • Cash Payment: Estimated to be $80, subject to increase or decrease based on the total Net Settlement Funds remaining.

Is Proof Required to Claim the Reward?

Yes, proof is required to claim certain awards. Claimants need to provide documentation for Ordinary Losses and Extraordinary Losses. Self-certification is required for Lost Time claims.

  • Ordinary Losses: Documentation such as bank statements, receipts, or invoices.
  • Extraordinary Losses: Documentation such as police reports, fraud affidavits, or other proof of identity theft or fraud.
  • Lost Time: Self-certification of time spent dealing with the Data Incident.

How to Claim Your Award

To claim your award, you must submit a Claim Form by July 15, 2024. You can submit the form online or mail a completed paper Claim Form to the Settlement Administrator.

Ensure that you provide all required information and documentation to support your claim. If you need assistance, you can contact the Settlement Administrator at (833) 462-3506.

$3,080,475 Settlement Fund

The settlement amount is $3,080,475. This fund will be used to provide credit monitoring services, reimburse valid claims for Ordinary and Extraordinary Losses, compensate for Lost Time, and distribute Cash Payments to eligible Class Members.

The settlement amount was calculated to cover the costs of credit monitoring, reimbursements for documented losses, and other related expenses. The Cash Payment amount is estimated based on the remaining funds after all other claims are paid.

Why is there a Class Action Settlement?

The settlement was reached to resolve claims that Radiology Associates of Albuquerque, P.A. d/b/a RAA Imaging; and Advanced Imaging, LLC d/b/a High Resolution failed to properly safeguard the personal health information and personally identifiable information of patients. The unauthorized access to their computer systems potentially compromised this information.

By settling, the Defendants avoid the costs, distractions, and risks of litigation. The settlement provides guaranteed benefits to Class Members now, rather than the uncertainty and delay of continued litigation. The Court will evaluate the fairness of the settlement before final approval.

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Status
Closed
Category
Data Breach
Settlement Amount
$3,080,475
Award
$80 - $4,000
Is Proof Required?
Proof Required
Proof Required
Days Remaining to file Claim
Claim Deadline
July 15, 2024
Fairness Hearing
Final Approval Hearing
May 7, 2024
Case Number
D-202-CV-2022-05463
Case Title
Andreoni v. Radiology Associates of Albuquerque, P.A. d/b/a RAA Imaging; and Advanced Imaging, LLC d/b/a High Resolution
State
Court
Jurisdiction
Claims Administrator
Kroll Settlement Administration LLC PO Box 225391 New York, NY 10150-5391 (833) 462-3506
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