Class Actions

Ontario LifeLabs Privacy Class Action —

This proposed privacy breach class action is brought against LifeLabs and associated companies on behalf of up to an estimated 10 million Canadians who received testing in Ontario, and whose personal information, including highly sensitive health information, was compromised in a cyberattack.

Case Overview

Waddell Phillips has joined forces with Klein & Schonblum Associates to launch a proposed Ontario class action against LifeLabs and associated companies. The claim alleges that LifeLabs had inadequate cybersecurity, which allowed hackers to penetrate LifeLabs’ computer network, and extract the personal health information and other private information of an estimated 15 million Canadians. The compromised information includes medical lab test results, health card numbers, names, addresses, emails, login information, passwords, and dates of birth.

LifeLabs is one of the largest medical testing companies in the world, providing diagnostic medical testing services, including specimen collection, laboratory testing, and reporting of results to patients and health practitioners across Canada. Each year, LifeLabs performs over 112 million laboratory tests on Canadians.

Sometime prior to November 1, 2019, LifeLabs suffered a cyberattack in which hackers penetrated LifeLabs’ computer network, and extracted the personal health information and other private information of millions of Canadians, including an estimated 10 million Ontarians. After gaining access to LifeLabs’ computer network, the hackers demanded, and LifeLabs paid, an undisclosed amount of money as ransom in an attempt to secure the data. It was not until almost two months later, on December 17, 2019, that LifeLabs made a public announcement regarding the cyberattack and the resulting privacy breach.

The Proposed Class Proceeding

Waddell Phillips, and Klein & Schonblum Associates have been retained by two individuals who have attended LifeLabs for medical testing on numerous occasions over the last ten years.

The proposed Ontario class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of anyone who received testing in Ontario and whose personal information was comprised. It will claim that the defendants are liable for breach of privacy, breach of contract and negligence, among other liabilities.

There is no cost to you to participate in this proposed class action. The lawyers are working on a contingency fee arrangement, and will only be paid from the proceeds of the litigation, if successful.

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If you attended LifeLabs in Ontario for medical testing over the past several years, and your personal information was compromised in the recent cyberattack, you may be eligible for compensation. To identify yourself as a potential member of this class action and for more information, please complete our confidential online form here:

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Your information will be kept strictly confidential and will be used only to communicate with you regarding this action and to assist with the prosecution of the action.

Case Overview

Waddell Phillips has joined forces with Klein & Schonblum Associates to launch a proposed Ontario class action against LifeLabs and associated companies. The claim alleges that LifeLabs had inadequate cybersecurity, which allowed hackers to penetrate LifeLabs’ computer network, and extract the personal health information and other private information of an estimated 15 million Canadians. The compromised information includes medical lab test results, health card numbers, names, addresses, emails, login information, passwords, and dates of birth.

LifeLabs is one of the largest medical testing companies in the world, providing diagnostic medical testing services, including specimen collection, laboratory testing, and reporting of results to patients and health practitioners across Canada. Each year, LifeLabs performs over 112 million laboratory tests on Canadians.

Sometime prior to November 1, 2019, LifeLabs suffered a cyberattack in which hackers penetrated LifeLabs’ computer network, and extracted the personal health information and other private information of millions of Canadians, including an estimated 10 million Ontarians. After gaining access to LifeLabs’ computer network, the hackers demanded, and LifeLabs paid, an undisclosed amount of money as ransom in an attempt to secure the data. It was not until almost two months later, on December 17, 2019, that LifeLabs made a public announcement regarding the cyberattack and the resulting privacy breach.

The Proposed Class Proceeding

Waddell Phillips, and Klein & Schonblum Associates have been retained by two individuals who have attended LifeLabs for medical testing on numerous occasions over the last ten years.

The proposed Ontario class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of anyone who received testing in Ontario and whose personal information was comprised. It will claim that the defendants are liable for breach of privacy, breach of contract and negligence, among other liabilities.

There is no cost to you to participate in this proposed class action. The lawyers are working on a contingency fee arrangement, and will only be paid from the proceeds of the litigation, if successful.

Contact us

If you attended LifeLabs in Ontario for medical testing over the past several years, and your personal information was compromised in the recent cyberattack, you may be eligible for compensation. To identify yourself as a potential member of this class action and for more information, please complete our confidential online form here:

Contact

 

Your information will be kept strictly confidential and will be used only to communicate with you regarding this action and to assist with the prosecution of the action.

The Notice of Action was issued on December 19, 2019.

We are aware that LifeLabs is sending email notices, like the one below, to customers whose online appointment booking accounts were breached in the cyberattack. For more information about this notice, please contact LifeLabs directly, as indicated.

If you receive a notice from LifeLabs that your “my results” (online test results) account was breached in the cyberattack, please contact us using the form in the “Ask a Question” tab.

Additional updates will be posted as the class action progresses.

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