banner health data breach

Banner Health has agreed to pay $6 million to resolve class action claims surrounding a 2016 data breach which compromised sensitive information from millions of patients.

The settlement benefits individuals who received a notice from Banner Health that their information may have been compromised in the 2016 data breach.

The Banner Health class action lawsuit claimed that around 2.6 million of the health system’s patients were affected by a data breach in 2016.

Hackers reportedly gained access to Banner Health’s systems and downloaded “massive quantities of information.” This allegedly included personal identifying information, healthcare information and credit information.

The Banner Health class action claimed that patients suffered real injuries, including fraud and identity theft. The plaintiffs also alleged that Banner failed to inform patients about the breach with sufficient detail.



Banner Health has not admitted to any wrongdoing but agreed to resolve the claims against them with a $6 million class action settlement. In addition to paying into the multi-million dollar fund, the company will reportedly make improvements to their cybersecurity system.

The settlement offers compensation for time spent, expenses, and losses which resulted from the data breach. Ordinary payments are capped at $500 while extraordinary payments could reach $10,000. All Class Members will be able to receive two years of credit monitoring from Banner Health.

In order to make a claim for expenses, losses or over three hours of spent time, Class Members must provide documentation.

To benefit from this settlement, Class Members have to submit a valid claim form by Feb. 9, 2021.

The deadline for exclusion and objection is April 10, 2020. The final approval hearing for the Banner Health class action settlement is April 21, 2020.



Who’s Eligible

Individuals who received a notice from Banner Health that their information may have been compromised in a data breach that occurred in June and July of 2016.

Potential Award

There are three forms of compensation available under the Banner Health class action settlement:

  1. Ordinary Cash Reimbursement: Cash payment for up to three hours of undocumented lost time and/or additional documented expenses or losses of up to $500 per Class Member;
  2. Extraordinary Cash Reimbursement: Cash payment for up to 15 additional hours of documented time and/or additional expenses or losses of up to $10,000 per Class Member;
  3. Two Years of Credit Monitoring: Including $1 million in identity theft coverage.
Proof of Purchase

Documentation of time (more than three hours) spent handling the security incident and documentation of any expenses or losses incurred as a result of the breach.

Claim Form

NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.



Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.

Claim Form Deadline

2/9/2021

Case Name

In re: Banner Health Data Breach Litigation, Case No. 2:16-cv-02696, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

Final Hearing

4/21/2020

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

Banner Health Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91157
Seattle, WA 98111-9889
info@bh-settlement.com
1-877-514-0829

Class Counsel

Andrew S. Friedman
William F. King
BONNETT FAIRBOURN FRIEDMAN & BALINT PC

Paul L. Stoller
DALIMONTE RUEB STOLLER LLP

Defense Counsel

Keith Beauchamp
Roopali H. Desai
COPPERSMITH BROCKELMAN PLC

Paul G. Karlsgodt
Casie D. Collignon
BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP

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7 Comments

  • Jackie Farrow February 23, 2020

    please add me.

  • Garcia February 21, 2020

    My neice, sister in law, and myself ONLY heard about this until last WEEK ! Feb.11, 2020
    NEVER EVER, NOT ONE WORD FROM ANYONE!!!!

  • Garcia February 21, 2020

    My neice, sister in law, and myself ONLY heard about this until last WEEK ! Feb.11, 2020
    NEVER EVER, NOT ONE WORD FROM ANYONE!!!!

  • Holly Adams February 21, 2020

    We Have Moved To A Different State. Not Receiving Our Mail.

  • Kerri Ford February 20, 2020

    All 3 of my children recieved a post card from this a couple years ago and we never heard anything else after I called and submitted the claim

  • Ramiro Castro February 18, 2020

    add me

  • Moneekia Hill February 18, 2020

    Please add me

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