MDLIVE Successfully Defends Against Privacy Class Action that Lacked Legal or Factual Basis
Sunrise, Florida, June 5, 2017 – MDLIVE, the leading provider of integrated telehealth services, announced today the successful resolution of a meritless privacy class action lawsuit filed against the company on April 18, 2017. Less than two months later, on June 2, 2017, the plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the suit in response to arguments by MDLIVE that the suit lacked any legal or factual basis. No settlement payment or any other consideration was paid by, or on behalf of, MDLIVE or its management in connection with the lawsuit’s dismissal.
The company has consistently maintained that patient information is safe and no HIPAA breach occurred. “Privacy and patient confidentiality are at the heart of everything we do, and MDLIVE will continue to rigorously review and evolve our technology and processes to safeguard member information and build trust in the telehealth industry, ” said Scott Decker, CEO of MDLIVE. “We are thrilled this lawsuit was appropriately dismissed as we continue pursuing MDLIVE’s goal of enabling 24/7/365 access to affordable virtual healthcare for consumers, employers, health plans and health systems across the US.”
Founded in 2009, MDLIVE is a visionary and pioneer in the digital delivery of high-quality, convenient, cost-efficient virtual care for medical and behavioral health conditions. The company provides consumers, health plans, health systems and self-insured employers with 24/7/365 access to its network of board-certified doctors and licensed therapists via secure online video, and phone through the MDLIVE service and technology platform. Registered users can receive a virtual consultation through the company’s HIPAA and PHI-compliant secure, cloud-based platform from home or on the go. To learn more about how MDLIVE is using telehealth innovations to improve the delivery of healthcare, visit www.MDLIVE.com.