Flowers Hospital notified patients by letter on April 15 that between June 2013 and February 2014, a former hospital employee, Kamarian Millender, stole lab test records containing names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers and health plan policy numbers, and information about lab tests, but not test results. The letter stated that Mr. Millender may have used the information to file false tax returns and offered a year of free credit monitoring. In this putative class action, filed on May 5 and amended June 20, the plaintiffs, all hospital patients, allege that Triad of Alabama (doing business as Flowers Hospital) failed to properly safeguard their personal information and that, as a result, Mr. Millender used their Social Security numbers to file fraudulent false tax returns and put them a greater risk for future identity theft. The complaint included claims for willful and negligent violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, negligence, negligence per se, and invasion of privacy.