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Worcester man sues over hospital ID theft

November 24, 2014

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Worcester man who says his identity was stolen by a former employee of the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center has sued the hospital.

Robert Jackson sued because he says the hospital’s offer of a year of free credit monitoring is inadequate.

Jackson was one of about 2,400 former patients whose personal information was compromised by the employee, who was later fired.

The Telegram & Gazette (http://bit.ly/1zkEUw0 ) reports that Jackson’s lawyers are seeking class action status for the lawsuit and want UMass Memorial to pay “the modest sum” of $3,000 per class member and provide broader identification security for the affected patients.

The ex-employee is facing multiple criminal identity theft charges.

The hospital said it is unaware of the misuse of any of the stolen information.


Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com

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