Settlement Information

A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Gastroenterology Consultants, P.A. (“GCPA”) relating to a cyberattack against GCPA’s computer systems that occurred on or about January 10, 2021 (the “Data Incident”). The computer systems possibly affected by the Data Incident potentially contained personal and protected health information of certain individuals. The plaintiff claims that GCP A was responsible for the Data Incident and asserts claims such as negligence, negligence per se, breach of implied contract, breach of fiduciary duty, intrusion upon seclusion/invasion of privacy, unjust enrichment, and violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act. GCPA denies all of the claims.

Who Is a Class Member?

If you received a notification from GCPA of the Data Incident, you are included in this Settlement as a “Settlement Class member.” If you received a notification from GCPA of the Data Incident informing you that your Social Security Number was potentially compromised, you are also a member of the Social Security Subclass.

Your Legal Rights and Options

Option and Deadline

Your Legal Rights

Submit a Claim

October 3, 2022

This is the only way you can get payment or a code for credit monitoring services.

Exclude Yourself (Opt out)

(deadline passed)

You will not get any payment from the Settlement, but you also will not release your claims against GCPA. This is the only option that allows you to be part of any other lawsuit against GCPA or related parties for the legal claims resolved by this Settlement.

Object to the Settlement

(deadline passed)

Write to the Court with reasons why you do not agree with the Settlement.

GO TO the FINAL Fairness Hearing

October 21, 2022 at 8:30 AM

You may ask the Court for permission for you or your attorney to speak about your objection at the Final Fairness Hearing.

Do Nothing

no deadline

You will not get any compensation or credit monitoring from this Settlement and you will give up certain legal rights. Submitting a claim form is the only way to obtain the credit monitoring from this Settlement.

Dates and Deadlines

Claims Deadline

October 3, 2022

Exclusion Deadline

August 4, 2022

Objection Deadline

August 4, 2022

Fairness Hearing

October 21, 2022