Press Release

February 19 , 2019

Attorney Patrick Keegan Obtains Final Approval of Class Settlement with Largest Pediatrics Hospital in California

California employment law attorney Patrick Keegan, co-founder and managing partner of Keegan & Baker, LLP, obtains final court approval of a Class Settlement for Release of Medical Record Information.

SAN DIEGO, CA

The San Diego Superior Court has entered a judgment approving the class action settlement reached with defendant Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego on behalf of a class of approximately 14,100 patients who were admitted in-patient to one of its hospital, satellite or urgent care locations between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013, in a class action case (Santana, et al. v. Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego, Case No. 37-2014-00022411-CU-MT-CTL). Keegan, an accomplished California employment law attorney, was appointed co-lead class counsel for the plaintiff class.

According to court documents, a hospital employee emailed the patients’ medical information to four individuals, which included patients’ names, dates of birth, primary diagnoses, admit/discharge dates, medical record numbers, and other information including insurance carrier and claim information.

Court documents further state that the hospital’s release of patients’ medical information was negligent and a violation of the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, Civil Code §§ 56 et seq., (“CMIA”). However, according to court documents, the defendant denies any violation of the CMIA, and any alleged damages suffered by the patients.

About Patrick Keegan, Keegan & Baker, LLP 
Patrick Keegan represents employees in a wide range of employment matters. He also brings class action lawsuits on behalf of employees in instances where employer misconduct negatively impacts a large number of workers. For more information, please call 760-929-9329, or visit https://www.keeganbaker.com/. Keegan & Baker, LLP is located at 2292 Faraday Ave., Suite 100, Carlsbad CA 92008.

For media inquiries, please call the NALA at 805.650.6121, ext. 361. 

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