Welcome to the Information Website for the In re: Community Health Systems Data Breach Settlement.

Patients who gave their personal information to a CHSPSC-affiliated physician practice or clinic may be eligible for a payment from a class action settlement.

A Settlement has been reached with Community Health Systems Professional Services Corporation n/k/a CHSPSC, LLC (“CHSPSC”) in a class action lawsuit about a data security incident that occurred in April and June, 2014.

CHSPSC’s computer network system was the target of an external criminal-cyberattack in April and June 2014, which is believed to have been perpetrated by an Advanced Persistent Threat group originating from China (the “Incident” or the “Security Incident”). CHSPSC publicly announced the Security Incident on August 18, 2014, and mailed notice regarding the Incident to affected patients. After an investigation, it was learned that the data taken included personal information for patients of certain CHSPSC affiliated physician practices and clinics, including names, addresses, birthdates, social security numbers, and, in some cases, telephone numbers, and the names of employers and/or guarantors. Subsequently, numerous lawsuits were filed asserting claims against CHSPSC relating to the Security Incident, which were consolidated before Chief Judge Karon O. Bowdre of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

The Settlement includes all residents of the United States whose Personal Information was affected during the cyberattack on CHSPSC’s computer network systems that was publicly announced on August 18, 2014.

The Settlement provides payments to people who submit valid claims for out-of-pocket expenses and charges that were incurred and plausibly arose from the Security Incident, and for other unreimbursed monetary losses from fraud or identity theft.

Your legal rights are affected even if you do nothing. Read this website carefully.


Your Legal Rights and Options in This Settlement
Submit a Claim This is the only way to get a payment.
Ask to be Excluded Get no payment. This is the only option that allows you to bring your own lawsuit against CHSPSC or any of its affiliated entities over the claims involving the Security Incident resolved by this Settlement.
Object Write to the Court about why you do not like the Settlement.
Do Nothing Get no payment. Give up rights to submit a claim or bring another lawsuit against CHSPSC or any of its affiliated entities over the Security Incident.

These rights and options –and the deadlines to exercise them– are explained in the FAQ section of this website.