A class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of patients of Nuvance Health and Health Quest Systems, Inc. for multiple, large scale data security breaches. Nuvance Health operates a network of hospitals and health care providers in the Mid-Hudson Valley region of New York, and western Connecticut.

If you or a family member has been affected by the Nuvance Health Quest data security breach, please call Dreyer Boyajian LLP at (518) 463-7784 today for a free case review.

Risks of Nuvance/Health Quest Data Breaches | Dreyer Boyajian LLP

Update: Second Data Breach Reported

On January 7, 2021, Nuvance Health announced that a second data security breach occurred in 2020 when unauthorized cybercriminals accessed and downloaded personal and confidential health information of patients.

Update: Motion to Dismiss Denied

The court has denied Health Quest’s motion seeking to dismiss the class action complaint. See Opinion and Order of the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York dated March 23, 2021 here. The case is now proceeding to discovery.

Background

In May and October 2019, Health Quest disclosed that a data breach occurred in July 2018 when an unauthorized party, through a “phishing scheme,” gained access to certain employee email accounts that contained the personal and confidential health information of patients.

In February 2020, Dreyer Boyajian LLP filed a class action complaint against Nuvance Health and Health Quest Systems, Inc., seeking to recover money damages and other relief such as identity theft protection and credit monitoring for victims of the data breach.

The lawsuit alleges that Nuvance Health failed to safeguard its patients’ personal data and confidential health information by allowing an unauthorized party to access sensitive private and medical related information including:

  • Patients’ names and dates of birth;
  • Social Security numbers;
  • Driver license numbers;
  • Financial account information;
  • PINs and security codes;
  • Payment card information;
  • Treatment and diagnosis information; and
  • Health insurance claims information.

The class action complaint alleges that patients are at a heightened risk of identity theft as a result of the data breach.

Nuvance Health Class Action Claim Filed by Dreyer Boyajian LLP

Do I Have a Case?

Nuvance Health operates a health system network of seven hospitals and more than 2,600 doctors that serve thousands of patients throughout the New York Mid-Hudson Valley and Connecticut. Tens of thousands of patients were sent data breach notice letters by Nuvance Health. If you have been notified of the data security breach, or believe your medical provider is affiliated with the Health Quest network, you are encouraged to contact our office.

Contact Dreyer Boyajian LLP Today

The law firm of Dreyer Boyajian LLP has been serving clients throughout New York and beyond for over 30 years. Our attorneys have extensive experience in class actions and other complex litigation.

For more information about the class action claim we have filed on behalf of patients of Nuvance Health and Health Quest Systems, Inc. or to discuss your legal options if you have been affected by the data security breach, please call (518) 463-7784 or contact us online today. Your initial consultation is free and 100% confidential.

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