Judge upholds lawsuit against UHS over 2020 ransomware attack: 5 details

Becker's Health IT

Jackie Drees

A federal judge has tossed two plaintiffs' lawsuits against Universal Health Services over a 2020 ransomware attack that exposed their PHI, but has greenlighted a third plaintiff's lawsuit alleging the cyberattack caused him financial harm.

Five details:

1. In an opinion filed May 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Judge Gerald McHugh dismissed two plaintiffs' claims that the ransomware attack against the King of Prussia, Pa.-based health system put them at a greater risk for identity theft.

2. The judge upheld claims from...

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