Victims of a healthcare cybersecurity breach can be entitled to make a claim for compensation with us on a No Win, No Fee basis.
With these types of incidents worryingly common, and on the rise, it’s important that victims know their rights. Of the thousands of people who have approached us for help over the years we’ve been fighting for the rights of data breach victims, a huge number of them involve medical data breaches. They’re one of the most common types of legal cases that we take forward, and the impact for the victim can be significant.
Victims should never suffer in silence. As a leading, expert data breach compensation firm with a proven track record of settling cases, we can help you.
Claim compensation for a healthcare cybersecurity breach
A victim of a healthcare cybersecurity breach can be entitled to make a claim for compensation with us on a No Win, No Fee basis.
All healthcare organisations – both NHS and private ones – have an important legal duty to protect the data that they hold. If they fail to protect it, they can be liable for a claim for compensation for any misuse or exposure of personal information.
One of the reasons that healthcare data breach compensation claims are so common is because they’re a huge target for cybercriminals. They target these organisations because the data that they hold is particularly sensitive, and the volume of it in existence is monumental.
Hackers are also known to go for softer targets, as we saw in the 2017 WannaCry incident. When it comes to public sector incidents, they can be more common because budget constraints can mean that there’s not enough money being put into cybersecurity.
Although this shouldn’t be the case, this is the unfortunate truth of things.
What can you claim for?
When you make a claim for a healthcare cybersecurity breach, there are a few elements that we can look at.
In most cases, this can include:
- A claim for the distress caused by the loss of control of your personal information; and / or
- Any financial losses that could arise from crimes like fraud or identity theft.
With medical data being some of the most personal and sensitive in existence, data breach compensation pay-outs in these types of cases can be significant. However, you do not need to have suffered an actual financial loss to claim, and a recent High Court ruling in the Google case also means you don’t have to have suffered distress to claim either.
Trust the experts
If you have been the victim of a healthcare cybersecurity breach, you can trust us as expert data breach lawyers to fight tooth and nail for your right to justice.
With more people knowing their rights these days, and the number of breaches increasing, several other firms have started to market for cases. Some firms have not been doing this for as long as we have, and some who claim to be experts in this niche and complex area of law really don’t have much to show for it in our view.
We won’t sit here and wax lyrical with false or misleading claims about who we are and what we are. We’ll give you some facts that may be of use to you:
- Thousands of people have been coming to us for help as a specialist, niche law firm that focuses on data protection and consumer actions;
- We’re involved in over 30 different group and multi-party actions, with our first dating back to 2015;
- We’ve been involved in some of the biggest and most serious actions, like the 56 Dean Street Clinic leak, and we’ve been appointed by the High Court of Justice to the Steering Committee for the first GDPR data class action, the BA Group Action.
- We’re keen to make sure that people know their rights, which is why we’re often in the media speaking about events and the law;
- We have recovered millions of pounds in compensation for group actions and individual cases.
You can speak to our team today for free, no-obligation advice on most weekdays until 10pm, and on weekends from 9am to 5pm.
We’re here to help you.
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First published by Matthew on January 29, 2020
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