Case Information

  • Doe et al vs The City and County of San Francisco el al

  • Superior Court of California County of San Francisco

  • CGC-16-551618

  • (888) 428-6645

About this case

MEDICAL RECORDS BREACH CLASS ACTION

MEDICAL PATIENTS WHOSE CONFIDENTIAL PATIENT RECORDS WERE DISCLOSED WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION MAY BE A MEMBER OF A PENDING CLASS ACTION.

Jane Doe, et al. vs. The City and County of San Francisco, et al., San Francisco Superior Court Case No. CGC-16-551618, involves allegations that Defendants violated the Confidential Medical Information Act, Civil Code § 56, et seq. and California Health & Safety Code § 120980 by disclosing highly private medical information of patients at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center without the patients’ written authorization, including, but not limited to, the patients’ name, medical record, diagnoses including but not limited to HIV diagnoses, surgical notes, and consultation notes, and radiologic films.

The parties have reached a settlement in this case. In order to obtain payment under the settlement, a claim form must be submitted on behalf of each Class Member. The deadline to submit claim forms is August 30, 2022. The deadline to opt-out of the Class is July 31, 2022. The amount you receive will depend on the number of claims made but is estimated to exceed $100.

Class Members who fail to opt out by the deadline, and do not submit a claim form, will be bound by the terms of the Settlement and will not receive a share of the Settlement.

The Claim Form must be submitted on this electronic Claim Form, or by mail to:

U.C. Regents Settlement Administrator

P.O. Box 25419

Santa Ana, CA 92799.

To learn more about this case, please visit the Court’s website (https://www.sfsuperiorcourt.org/online-services) to access the full docket. You can enter the case number (CGC-16-551618) to view the case’s full docket free of charge.

For more information about this lawsuit – including the class definition, copies of the claim form, and the procedure for submitting a claim or opting-out – you may review the Important Documents section of this website or contact the attorney for the class: Mark Burton (mburton@hershlaw.com).

Important Dates


Notification Mailing06/01/2022
Opt Out Deadline08/02/2022
Objection Deadline08/02/2022
Response Deadline09/01/2022
Final Approval Hearing09/29/2022