$350K Proposed Settlement Reached in Saint Francis Data Breach Lawsuit

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

Missouri-based Saint Francis Healthcare System has reached a proposed $350,000 lawsuit settlement with the patients impacted by a ransomware attack on Ferguson Medical Group (FMG). Saint Francis acquired FMG after the cyberattack and subsequent healthcare data breach.

In September 2019, the FMG computer network was infected with ransomware, rendering all data inaccessible, including all medical records. The health system took steps to secure the network, while working with law enforcement.

FMG did not pay the ransom, but...

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