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By Greg Lamm (June 21, 2022, 3:03 p.m. EDT) – A Hearst healthcare unit has been the subject of a potential class action lawsuit in federal court in Washington, accusing the healthcare technology company of related negligence to a March data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other personal information for hospital patients and health plan members.

Louisiana resident Cynthia Strecker said MCG Health LLC investigated the breach and found hackers may have compromised the information of about 1.1 million people. According to its complaint filed Monday, MCG Health failed to take safeguards to protect sensitive personal information stored on company systems, including social security numbers, names, birth dates,…

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