The deadline to exclude yourself or opt out has passed.

Nature of the Case

The Court certified a class action lawsuit and your rights may be affected. The lawsuit is called Doe, et al. v. Virginia Mason Medical Center, et al., Case No. 19-2-26674-1-SEA and is before a judge of the King County Superior Court in Washington State. The lawsuit claims that Virginia Mason placed tracking pixels on its website that transmitted patients’ personally identifiable information, their status as patients of Virginia Mason, and their communications with Virginia Mason to Facebook, Google, Signal, and The Trade Desk. The alleged communications included medical-related information and providers patients view on Virginia Mason’s website, and when patients enter or exit the patient portal and request or set appointments.

Two patients of Virginia Mason Medical Center and Virginia Mason Health System, designated as Jane Doe and John Doe to protect their privacy (“Named Plaintiffs”), have sued Virginia Mason Medical Center and Virginia Mason Health System (“Defendants”) based on alleged violations of Washington state law, including identity theft (RCW 9.35.020); breach of duty of confidentiality; invasion of privacy; violations of the Washington Consumer Protection Act (RCW 19.86.010, et seq.) and Washington Healthcare Information Act (RCW 70.2.005, et seq.); negligence; fraudulent concealment; and unjust enrichment.

Defendants deny all of the allegations in the lawsuit. The Court has not decided whether Defendants did anything wrong. There is no money available at this time and no guarantee that there will be in the future. However, your legal rights are affected.

Who Is a Class Member?

A Superior Court Judge decided that the following individuals are Class Members: All Washington residents who are, or were, patients of Virginia Mason Medical Center or Virginia Mason Health System or any of their affiliates and who exchanged communications at or the MyVirginiaMason patient portal.


Your Legal Rights and Options

Option and Deadline

Your Legal Rights

Do Nothing

no deadline

Stay in this lawsuit. Await the outcome. Give up certain rights.

By doing nothing, you keep the possibility of getting money or benefits that may come from a trial or a settlement. But, you give up any rights to sue Defendants separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit.

Exclude Yourself or Opt Out

Deadline passed

Get out of this lawsuit.  Get no benefits from it.  Keep rights.

If you ask to be excluded from the lawsuit and money or benefits are later awarded, you won’t share in those. But, you keep any rights to sue Defendants separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit.

Dates and Deadlines

Exclusion Deadline

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