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Below is the first part of an article Marc Primo Pulisci is reading by Daris Tahir from modernhealthcare.com. It reads…

Community Health Systems, the 207-hospital, 29-state operator, is facing a class-action lawsuit brought by a New Mexico woman, Briana Brito, over a data breach it reported Aug. 18.

The suit, filed in the 4th Judicial District Court in San Miguel County in New Mexico, is being handled by law firms Slack & Davis and the Branch Law Firm, which are meeting with additional potential class representatives in Las Vegas, N.M., on Oct. 15, and have fielded inquiries from other patients based in six other states interested in joining the lawsuit, Slack & Davis attorney Paula Knippa said in an interview.

Brito and her family contend in the suit (PDF) that they were treated at Alta Vista Regional Hospital, Las Vegas, N.M., at the time the breach took place. “As a result of defendants’ failure to implement and follow basic security procedures, plaintiff’s sensitive information is now in the hand of thieves,” according to the suit. The suit does not ask for a specific dollar amount in damages, but instead calls on a jury to determine that at trial.

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