Eye Docs Say Recordkeeper Hid Ransomware Attack Outages

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By Adam Lidgett (April 19, 2022, 5:57 PM EDT) — Three Texas ophthalmology practices have launched a proposed class action claiming a patient recordkeeping and billing company kept them in the dark about an outage caused by a ransomware attack while continuing to charge the practices.

Alliance Ophthalmology, Dallas Retina Center and Texas Eye and Cataract filed a lawsuit in North Carolina federal court on Friday against ECL Group LLC for alleged breach of contract, fraud and unfair and deceptive trade practices.

ECL Group had contracts to bill plaintiffs’ patients and keep their records when it was hit by a ransomware attack that affected service, the suit alleges. However, ECL Group kept…

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