Pennsylvania Judge Grants Final Approval of Settlement of Keystone Health Class Action Lawsuit
Keystone Health Data Breach
Keystone Rural Health Center, a Pennsylvania-based healthcare provider doing business as Keystone Health, experienced a cyber security incident between July 28 and August 19, 2022. The incident resulted in sensitive and confidential information such as names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, clinical information, and other personal identifiers being exposed by an unauthorized agent. The data breach affected approximately 235,237 individuals, potentially putting them at risk of fraud or suspicious activity.
Shub & Johns attorney, Benjamin F. Johns, filed a class action lawsuit against Keystone Health in October 2022, and was appointed co-lead counsel in this now consolidated class action lawsuit. In March 2023, shortly after filing the Consolidated Action, the parties indicated to the Court that they had reached a settlement of the action to resolve claims arising out of the data breach.
The Courts granted Preliminary approval for the potential settlement in April 2023. Claimants affected by the Keystone Health data breach were urged to file claims concerning their involvement in the breach. The Deadline to submit claims for the Keystone Settlement was August 14, 2023.
Final Approval of the Keystone Settlement
On August 15, 2023, Plaintiff’s Counsel, Benjamin Johns, traveled to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, where the case is currently pending in Franklin County, to attend the Final Approval Hearing for the Keystone Settlement, where Honorable Judge Shawn D. Meyers granted final approval.
The case is Breneman, et al., v. Keystone Rural Health Center d/b/a Keystone Health, No. 2023-618.