HOUSTON, Aug. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emerson Scott, LLP announces the filing of a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court, District of Arizona on behalf of 3.7 million or more doctors, patients, employees, cafeteria customers, and others whose personal and/or financial information was compromised while in the possession of Banner Health during a period of time that currently appears to be June and July, 2016.    

The cyber-attackers or hackers stole the personal information as well as personal financial information which may include names, addresses, birth dates, doctors' names, dates of service, claims information, health records, health insurance information, driver’s license information and/or military identification numbers, social security numbers, credit card numbers or other payment information.  These health and financial records are a treasure trove for hackers seeking to profit from stolen identities and this data may already be for sale by criminals on the so-called “Dark-Net.”

Banner Health is a health system based in Phoenix, Arizona that operates 23 hospitals as well as specialized medical facilities.  There appear to be at least 27 Banner Health locations affected by the data breach in four states including Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, and Wyoming.

The plaintiff seeks to recover damages on behalf of all Banner Health doctors, patients, employees, cafeteria customers, and others whose personal and financial information was compromised.  The plaintiff is represented by the Houston, Texas-based firm of Emerson Scott, LLP with offices there and in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Emerson Scott, LLP is a boutique law firm specializing in results, integrity, and personal service. Emerson Scott, LLP represents consumers throughout the nation and has significant cyber-attack and data breach experience in such data breach cases as Anthem, Premera, Experian, Vizio, Office of Personnel Management (“OPM”) and Wendy’s. Emerson Scott, LLP and its predecessor firms have devoted their practice to complex commercial litigation for more than thirty years and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for consumers in class actions throughout the United States.

IMPORTANT:  If you were treated at a Banner Health facility, work at one of its facilities, used your credit card at one of facilities during 2016, or if you have received a letter or other notification from Banner Health that personal and/or financial information has been compromised or hacked then please contact us immediately to protect your rights.  It makes no difference what state you reside in.  Contact plaintiff’s counsel, Emerson Scott, LLP, at the following toll-free number: 800-663-9817, or via e-mail to John G. Emerson (jemerson@emersonfirm.com) or David G. Scott (dscott@emersonfirm.com).