DOTHAN, AL -- A Dothan attorney has filed a class action lawsuit against Flowers Hospital, following an eight-month long data breach that spanned June of 2013 until February of 2014.
The lawsuit, filed by M. Adam Jones and Associates is on behalf of Bradley Smith, Julie McGee and others. The 24-page lawsuit has four counts, including willful and negligent violation of the fair credit reporting act, negligence and violation of privacy by public disclosure of private facts.
This lawsuit comes three weeks after Flowers Hospital sent a letter to an undisclosed amount of patients on April 15th. The letter informs patients of a potential data breach, which may have put their personal information at risk.
The letter also informs the patients the employee believed to be at the center of the data breach has been fired. That employee was reportedly Kamarian Millender, who has since been arrested in Henry County and charged with trafficking in stolen IDs.
Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit are seeking money for damages, attorney's fees and other costs associated with the lawsuit.
Flowers Hospital is facing a class action lawsuit.
Three weeks ago, the hospital sent a letter to an undisclosed number of patients, informing them of a data breach.
Now, a Dothan law firm has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of two of those patients.
News 4 will have more on this story this evening.