It is important to know that you can claim for a serious patient data breach.
If your personal and sensitive medical data has been misused or exposed as part of a healthcare data breach, you could be eligible to make a substantial data breach compensation claim, dependant on exactly what information is involved.
Your Lawyers (T/A The Data Leak Lawyers) is a leading, specialist data breach law firm with years of experience in representing victims of medical data breach compensation legal cases. We have been at the forefront of data breach action since 2014, fighting for victims in some of the most infamous healthcare breaches like the 56 Dean Street Clinic Leak. We have helped thousands of people claim millions in damages across a number of areas of law, and we may be able to help you too.
Serious patient data breaches
Serious patient data breaches can occur for a number of reasons. One of the most common reasons is when hospitals are targeted by hackers and cybercriminals because of the value of the information they hold.
Hackers do target databases to gain access to extremely sensitive information, and they do use ransomware to hold their databases and information for ransom. Hackers know it can be easier for most hospitals or medical institutions to just pay the ransom fees given how much they need access to their databases. As such, they commonly set their ransom demands at affordable amounts, which makes healthcare organisations commonly targeted for serious patient data breaches.
Serious data breaches can occur from poor security systems that allow easy access for cybercriminals, or unintentionally making highly sensitive information accessible to the general public. It could also be a result of employee error or from poor employee data security training that results in a serious data leak.
Employees snooping on medical records can also be a problem.
What could I claim for?
Serious patient data breaches can leave victims highly exposed and at risk when incredibly sensitive information is exposed. Hospitals store extremely sensitive data on individuals, including medical records, disability information, ethnic origin, religious beliefs, and National Insurance numbers, as well as the usual contact details. In the wrong hands, this information can expose victims and leave them vulnerable to hate crimes, cyberattacks and identity theft.
If you have been a victim of a serious patient data breach, you could be eligible to make a substantial compensation claim. Each case is different but, depending on the nature of the information shared in the breach, victims will often be able to claim a substantial amount.
When assessing your claim, we look at General Damages where we assess the distress and loss of amenity caused by the loss of control of your sensitive data. We can also look at Special Damages which can cover any financial losses or expenses incurred as a result of the breach, or any scams arising from the breach.
Start your claim today
If you have been involved in any type of patient data breach, you could be eligible to make a claim.
Speak to our legal team for free, no-obligation advice on your claim and find out exactly how we can help you to make your compensation claim today.
We are able to offer eligible victims No Win, No Fee representation, so you do not have to worry about further costs if you lose your claim, subject to our terms and conditions as agreed.
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First published by Matthew on November 26, 2020
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