FBFG Partner Todd Garber Appointed Co-Lead Counsel In Somnia Inc. Data Breach Litigation, Including Providence WA Anesthesia Services

If you received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH letter from Providence WA Anesthesia Services or Any Other Anesthesia Practice, please click here, call us at (914) 298-3283, or email us cis@fbfglaw.com to discuss your legal options.

On January 30, 2023, U.S. District Judge Philip M. Halpern, of New York, appointed Todd Garber as co-lead counsel in a consolidated national litigation against Somnia Inc., in a case concerning a data breach announced in September 2022.  See Chabak v. Somnia, Inc., 22-CV-09341 (S.D.N.Y).

As co-lead counsel, Mr. Garber will represent the interests of thousands of patients whose personal information was exposed in the data breach.  Mr. Garber’s leadership in the investigation and filing of the claims in this case and his experience with similar class action cases, contributed to his co-lead counsel appointment.

Somnia Inc. Data Breach Resulted In Theft of Highly Sensitive Information

Somnia Inc. is a physician-owned anesthesia management service with at least five entities operating in states including New York, Washington, California, and Virginia (See table below for a list of affected practices).

On September 22, 2022, Somnia Inc. announced that it had been the subject of a massive cyber-attack exposing thousands of patients’ personally identifiable information.  The data breach resulted in the theft of thousands of patient records, which include data regarding patients’ social security numbers, dates of birth, driver’s license numbers, financial information, health insurance policy numbers, Medical Record Numbers, Medicaid or Medicare IDs, and health information such as treatment and diagnosis information.

The class action lawsuit alleges that Somnia had been aware of significant cyber security vulnerabilities for years yet failed to take adequate measures to prevent the breach.

Anesthesia Practices Affected By The Somnia Hack

Breached Entity 

Providence W Anesthesia Services 

Palm Springs Anesthesia Services 

Anesthesia Services of San Joaquin 

Anesthesia Associates of El Paso 

Resource Anesthesiology Associates 

Resource Anesthesiology Associates of IL 

Bronx Anesthesia Services 

Resource Anesthesiology Associates of CA 

Grayling Anesthesia Associates 

Hazleton Anesthesia Services 

Anesthesia Associates of Maryland 

Somnia Pain Mgt of Kentucky 

Upstate Anesthesia Services 

Resource Anesthesiology Associates Of KY 

Saddlebrook Anesthesia Services 

Fredericksburg Anesthesia Services 

Resource Anesthesiology Associates of VA 

Lynbrook Anesthesia Services 

Somnia, Inc 

Mid-Westchester Anesthesia Services 

If you received a data breach notification from Somnia or one of the Anesthesia Practices listed above, please get in touch with us to discuss your legal options.  The attorneys at Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP are already leading this case and will provide free consultations to anyone affected by the breach who is interested in learning more.