Potter Handy LLP: CommonSpirit Health Data Breach Lawsuit

Protecting Your Rights and Privacy in the CommonSpirit Health Data Breach

Law Firm Potter Handy LLP successfully represents consumers in the state of California who have been victims of data breaches involving their personal and protected information.

On October 2, 2022, CommonSpirit detected activity on its IT network that was later determined to be ransomware. CommonSpirit began an investigation with the assistance of leading external cybersecurity specialists. The investigation determined that an unauthorized third party gained access to certain portions of CommonSpirit’s network between September 16, 2022 and October 3, 2022.

During that time, the unauthorized third party may have gained access to certain files, including files that contained personal information. While a review of these files is ongoing, CommonSpirit identified that some of this data included personal information for individuals who may have received services in the past, or family members or caregivers of those individuals, from Franciscan Medical Group and/or Franciscan Health in Washington state. Franciscan Health includes St. Michael Medical Center (formerly Harrison Hospital), St. Anne Hospital (formerly Highline Hospital), St. Anthony Hospital, St. Clare Hospital, St. Elizabeth Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and St. Joseph Hospital. Those facilities are now known collectively as Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, which is an affiliated entity of CommonSpirit.

Potter Handy LLP is conducting a breach investigation on behalf of its clients, whose protected information may have been illegally accessed by an unknown individual. To protect the rights and privacy of anyone impacted by the CommonSpirit Health data breach, Potter Handy LLP will review your data breach claim at no cost.

Contact us online or call our data breach specialists at (858) 293-4614.


What Information Was Involved in the CommonSpirit Health Data Breach?

The investigation has determined that the incident may have resulted in unauthorized access to some personal and protected information. The information at issue varies by individual and may include files related to patients, family members of patients, or caregivers of patients and included:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number(s)
  • Date of birth
  • Unique ID used only internally by the organization (not the Medical Record Number or insurance ID).

All of the specific files that may have been accessed or removed could not be determined.

If you received notice that your information was stolen due to the CommonSpirit Health data breach, you may be entitled to damages or other remedies.

Contact the California law office of Attorney Mark Potter with Potter Handy LLP at (858) 293-4614. During this call, our intake specialist will review your claim regarding the CommonSpirit Health data breach. No out-of-pocket expenses from you.

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Protecting Consumers’ Rights and Privacy in the CommonSpirit Health Data Breach

Potter Handy is currently investigating and pursuing legal action on behalf of affected individuals in the CommonSpirit Health data breach case.

If you received a letter that your information has been stolen because of an illegal breach, you may be entitled to compensation or other remedies.

(858) 293-4614 Call now to review your case with our intake specialist. During this call, our intake specialist will review your claim regarding the CommonSpirit Health data breach.