Insurer AvMed Sued After Data Breach

Published
  • November 17 2010, 5:37pm EST

Edelson McGuire, a law firm specializing in commercial litigation, has filed a class action lawsuit against health insurer AvMed Health Plans following a large December 2009 data breach.

Two unencrypted laptop computers were stolen on Dec. 11 from an AvMed facility in Gainesville, Fla. AvMed initially believed information on about 208,000 members was at risk, but that number rose to 1.22 million by June 2010. Protected information on the laptops included a mixture of name, address, date of birth, Social Security number, phone number, and diagnosis, procedure and prescription information.

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