SIUPS Settlement

A settlement has been proposed in a class action lawsuit against SIU Physicians & Surgeons, Inc. (“SIUPS”) for the potential compromise of private information of current and/or former patients of SIUPS in December 2020 and January 2021 (the “Data Incident”). The information involved in the Data Incident potentially included names, addresses, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, dates of birth, medical treatment information, and/or health insurance information relating to SIUPS patients.

If you received a notification from SIUPS of the Data Incident, you are included in this Settlement as a “Settlement Class Member.”

IMPORTANT: IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM BY AUGUST 29, 2023, you will lose your ability to claim any benefits provided under this Settlement. If you do not submit a request for exclusion or objection by July 19, 2023, you will lose your ability to exclude yourself from or object to this Settlement.

SETTLEMENT BENEFITS: The Settlement provides credit monitoring and two types of payments to people who submit valid claims and required documentation.

  1. Credit Monitoring: Free access to three bureau (3B) credit monitoring services for a period of one year from the Effective Date of the Settlement.

  2. Ordinary Losses: Reimbursement of up to $300.00 for documented out-of-pocket losses and up to three hours of attested lost time at $25.00 per hour that resulted from the Data Incident;

  3. Extraordinary Losses: Reimbursement of up to $2,500.00 for documented extraordinary losses arising from misuse or fraud which were more likely than not caused by the Data Incident.

OTHER OPTIONS: You must complete and submit a Claim Form by August 29, 2023, including required documentation. To file online or to get a Claim Form, go to the “File a Claim” page of this website.

THE ONLY WAY TO OBTAIN BENEFITS IS TO FILE A CLAIM: If you do nothing, you will remain in the class, you will not be eligible for benefits, and you will be bound by the decisions of the Court and give up your rights to sue SIUPS for the claims resolved by this Settlement.

  • If you do not want to be legally bound by the Settlement, you must exclude yourself by July 19, 2023. You will not get any payment or credit monitoring services from the Settlement, but you also will not release your claims against SIUPS. This is the only option that allows you to be part of any other lawsuit against SIUPS or related parties for the legal claims resolved by this Settlement. The detailed Notice, available on the Case Documents page of this website explains how to exclude yourself. To submit a Request for Exclusion electronically, please press here.

  • If you do not exclude yourself, you may object by writing to the Court with reasons why you do not agree with the Settlement. The deadline to object is July 19, 2023. The detailed Notice, available on the Case Documents page of this website explains how to object to the Settlement.

THE FAIRNESS HEARING: On September 11, 2023, the Court will hold a Final Approval Hearing to determine whether to approve the Settlement, Settlement Class Counsel’s request for payment of attorneys’ fees and expenses, a service award for the Representative Plaintiff, and any objections. If you want, you can hire your own attorney, at your own expense, to appear or speak for you at the hearing. Please check this website for updates on the date, time, and format of the final approval hearing.