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Shub Law Attorney Benjamin F. Johns Appointed Co-Lead Counsel in Connexin Data Breach Litigation

Haddonfield, NJ / On March 30, 2023, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued an order in Nelson v. Connexin Software Inc. d/b/a Office Practicum, No. 2:22-cv-04676-JDW appointing Shub Law partner Benjamin F. Johns as one of two lawyers to be interim co-lead counsel to lead the case for the plaintiffs, along with a five person Plaintiffs Steering Committee. The case arises out of a data breach at Connexin Software, Inc. d/b/a Office Practicum (“Connexin”) a pediatric health information technology vendor. Connexin stated that it first “detected a data anomaly on our internal network” on August 26, 2022 and subsequently determined that an unauthorized party was able to access and “remove[]” patient data.

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Information Exposed by Connexin Breach

According to Connexin, the compromised patient information may have included the following types of data:

  1. patient demographic information (such as patient name, guarantor name, parent/guardian name, address, email address, and date of birth);
  1. Social Security Numbers (“SSNs”);
  1. health insurance information (payer name, payer contract dates, policy information including type and deductible amount and subscriber number);
  1. medical and/or treatment information (dates of service, location, services requested or procedures performed, diagnosis, prescription information, physician names, and Medical Record Numbers); and
  2. billing and/or claims information (invoices, submitted claims and appeals, and patient account identifiers used by your provider).

Significantly, given the nature of Connexin’s business, many of the people whose sensitive information was compromised in the breach are children. The data breach impacted 119 different pediatric practices, and reportedly involved the information of 2.2 million people.

How is the Connexin Data Breach Lawsuit Going?

Nine putative class action lawsuits were filed in federal court in Philadelphia in late 2022. The clients represented by Shub Law allege that Connexin was negligent and violated certain statutory and common laws by failing to take adequate measures to safeguard this highly sensitive information entrusted to it. The court’s order appointing Mr. Johns to serve as co-lead counsel also required Plaintiffs to file a consolidated amended complaint by April 28, 2023.

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The district court’s order appointing lead counsel can be viewed below, and is also available at Nelson v. Connexin Software Inc., No. 2:22-cv-4676 (JDW), 2023 WL 2721657 (E.D. Pa. Mar. 30, 2023).


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