If you have suffered as a result of a data breach at a hospital, you could be entitled to claim thousands of pounds in compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.
As a leading firm of data breach lawyers, we are used to representing people for healthcare data breach cases. The impact for the victim can be severe, but the law is on your side and you can be entitled to receive damages for the loss of control of your private information.
Medical data breach compensation claims are one of the most common types of individual cases that we take forward. Here’s how we can help you.
Claim compensation for a data breach at a hospital
You could be eligible to claim compensation for a data breach at a hospital. Whether it’s a leak, hack, or the misuse of your private medical information, you may have a valid legal case.
To be able to claim, we need to assess if your potential case is one that we think that we can succeed with. If we think we can succeed and obtain an award of compensation for you, we may be able to represent you for the case on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Although we will need to speak to you to properly assess the case, our assessment will include us answering these key questions:
- Did the breach or misuse occur due to some form of negligence?
- As a result of the negligence, have you now lost control over personal information?
- How do you feel about the breach?
If the breach has arisen from negligence, that’s when you may be able to claim. If you have now lost control over your personal information, and you are distressed because of this, that’s what you could claim for. You do not need to have suffered an actual financial loss to be able to claim, as you can be compensated for the distress caused by the loss of control of your personal information alone. This can be substantial, especially when it comes to medical data breach compensation cases.
Data breach compensation amounts
When it comes to a matter as serious as data breach at a hospital, data breach compensation amounts and awards can be substantial.
Medical information is usually the exact type of information that we want to maintain control of. We do not want other people to know about our private healthcare matters, so cases for this kind of breach can be incredibly serious.
One of the most serious actions we have represented people for was the 56 Dean Street Clinic leak that saw the confidential HIV status for hundreds of patients leaked in an email by accident. The impact has been, understandably, substantial.
Free, no-obligation advice
If you have suffered as a result of a data breach at a hospital, we may be able to represent you for a legal case on a No Win, No Fee basis.
For free and no-obligation advice, please don’t hesitate to contact our team today here.
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First published by Matthew on August 24, 2020
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