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October 26 , 2018

Attorney Patrick Keegan Seeks 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, will seek Court approval of a Class Settlement reached with Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego in lieu of trial.


The case (No. 37-2014-00022411-CU-MT-CTL, filed in San Diego Superior Court) stems from the hospital (defendant) mailing approximately 14,121 patients a letter that stated in part “On June 6, 2014, an employee of Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego inadvertently sent an electronic file containing information about your child in an email to four individuals.” According to court documents, information 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 defendant’s release of Class Members’ personal and confidential medical information was 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.

On November 6, 2017, the San Diego Superior Court entered an Order certifying this case as a class action, which includes all patients, or their parents or guardians of the defendant who were admitted in-patient to one of its hospital, satellite or urgent care locations between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013 as a class action. Keegan, an accomplished California employment law attorney, was appointed co-lead class counsel.

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 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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