NOTICE OF PROPOSED CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT FOR PATIENTS OF BEAUMONT HEALTH WHOSE INFORMATION WAS POTENTIALLY IMPACTED BY A DATA SECURITY INCIDENT ANNOUNCED ON OR ABOUT APRIL 17, 2020
PLEASE READ THE NOTICE CAREFULLY. YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT IF YOU RECEIVED NOTICE OF THE SECURITY INCIDENT ANNOUNCED BY BEAUMONT HEALTH ON OR ABOUT APRIL 17, 2020.
September 21, 2021 — Exclusion Deadline
September 21, 2021 — Objection Deadline
October 21, 2021 — Claim Deadline
October 27, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. — Final Approval Hearing
A proposed settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Beaumont Health and William Beaumont Hospital (together, “Beaumont”) regarding the data security incident announced by Beaumont Health on or about April 17, 2020 (the “Security Incident”). The case is Carr, et al. v. Beaumont Health, et al., Case No. 2020-181002-NZ, pending in the Circuit Court of Oakland County, Michigan (the “Court”). Although Beaumont denies the allegations and denies any wrongdoing, the parties have decided to settle their dispute (the “Settlement”). Beaumont’s agreement to settle this matter is not an admission of any wrongdoing, and the Court has not made any determination that Beaumont violated the law.
There are two types of payments available to people who submit valid claims and have incurred one or both of the following: 1) up to $250 for out-of-pocket expenses and documented lost time that resulted from the Security Incident; and 2) reimbursement of up to $2,250 for extraordinary expenses which were more likely than not caused by the Security Incident. Beaumont has also committed to improved data security measures in the future.
THE ONLY WAY TO RECEIVE A MONETARY BENEFIT IS TO FILE A CLAIM.