Investigating a potential class action lawsuit against the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. It was reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer that "A public-data tool built by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to track the prevalence of hepatitis infections left individuals’ health records accessible, compromising the names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and intimate health records of thousands of people receiving medical care in Philadelphia. The department learned of the breach [on Oct. 11, 2019] when an Inquirer reporter discovered the data and notified the department. It was not clear how long the information was exposed. The data were taken down minutes after the department was notified. . . . The reports focused on positive test results for hepatitis B and C. Hepatitis is a viral infection that affects the liver and can cause cancer if left untreated. People may get hepatitis B from the bodily fluids of an infected person. Hepatitis C usually spreads only through blood-to-blood contact. . . . The data appeared to cover new diagnoses from 2013 to the end of 2018. Hepatitis cases are required to be reported to health departments by medical providers. Though the health department had previously published static charts and images tracking hepatitis, it recently uploaded individual health records to Tableau, a tool that allows businesses and government agencies to publish databases online." If you were diagnosed with hepatitis between 2013 and 2018 in Philadelphia, please fill out the form below.