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Mednax, Pediatrix Dodge Majority of Claims Over 2020 Data Breach

May 11, 2022, 4:50 PM

Mednax escaped a slew of claims over a 2020 data breach of its servers, after a federal judge in Florida trimmed the 22 claims in a consolidated lawsuit but still allowed a handful to proceed.

Patients sued Mednax, Pediatrix, and American Anesthesiology in six different federal lawsuits, which were later consolidated, accusing the neonatal and healthcare companies of acting negligently and violating state privacy laws.

The breach exposed their personally identifiable information and protected health information, including medical records, Social Security numbers, and health insurance information, the plaintiffs said.

Mednax attempted to dismiss all of the claims, arguing that the ...