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

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.