Local Alabama Hospital Wants to Settle Data Breach Lawsuit

Local Alabama Hospital Wants to Settle Data Breach Lawsuit

The data breach at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama finally nears the end after a four-year long nightmare. While there has been no final court approval, the hospital has decided to settle with the 1,200 victims whose information was breached. Each person will receive roughly $5,000 and Flowers Hospital has said payments won't total more than $150,000.
What Happened?

A lab technician at Flower Hospital stole PHI records to use in a tax fraud and identity theft scheme.

What You Need To Know About The New Data Breach Notification Law

What You Need To Know About The New Data Breach Notification Law

The Act requires companies to provide Alabama residents with notification of a breach within 45 days of discovery. Notification is triggered by a determination of a breach that poses a risk of harm to impacted individuals.