$185K Proposed Settlement Reached in Grays Harbor Data Breach Lawsuit

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Jessica Davis

Grays Harbor Community Hospital and Harbor Medical Group was hit with a ransomware attack in June 2019, where hackers demanded a $1 million ransom; the proposal will settle claims of negligence.

Grays Harbor Community Hospital and Harbor Medical Group has reached a proposed $185,000 settlement with the 88,000 patients impacted by a June 2019 ransomware attack, which drove the Washington provider to EHR downtime for about two months.

The notice and proposed settlement both stress that the agreement is not an admission of guilt. Officials said they continue to deny all lawsuit claims and charges of wrongdoing.

Initially reported as EHR downtime in early June, hackers hit the computer systems of both the hospital and its clinics. An employee clicked...

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