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Hospital Allegedly Skirting Ransomware Death Suit Settlement

June 7, 2024
Contributed by: Drex DeFord
In a landmark case, Springhill Memorial Hospital in Alabama allegedly fails to honor a settlement related to the death of Nicko Silar, an infant whose demise is linked to a 2019 ransomware attack that impeded clinicians' access to crucial fetal monitoring data. Teiranni Kidd, the mother, claims her lawsuit settlement reached in April 2024 remains unpaid, prompting a court motion to enforce the agreement. The hospital's alleged new demands have raised questions about their motivations, possibly to amend terms or avoid a binding settlement. The case underscores the growing patient safety concerns tied to cyberattacks in healthcare, reflecting broader systemic vulnerabilities.
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