St. Joseph Health patients whose medical information was released in a 2012 data breach will receive checks for $242 in April as part of a class-action settlement finalized last month.
Nearly 31,000 people whose personal health information – including lab results and body mass indexes – was made available on the Internet will split $7.5 million. Attorneys fees and costs amounted to another $7.5 million.
The breach primarily involved patients of St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton and Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach. But roughly one-third of the patients were treated at other St. Joseph hospitals in California: Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, and Petaluma Valley Hospital.