You can be entitled to make a claim for data breach compensation if your medical records were exposed, and we may be able to represent you for a case on a No Win, No Fee basis.
With medical data being one of the most personal and sensitive types of information that there is, any misuse or exposure of medical information can have a serious impact on the victim. A large number of the cases that we take forward for individual claims involve healthcare data breaches, and some of the actions we’re also involved with are too.
We understand the impact that this type of breach can have on a victim as a leading law firm that has been at the forefront of data breach claims for years. Here’s how we can help you.
Claim if your medical records were exposed
Examples of incidents where we can take a claim forward for you include:
- Medical records being shared without your clear and informed consent;
- Medical records being snooped on by healthcare employees, which usually happens when people who know you get curious about your medical data;
- Exposure caused by a hack or cybersecurity incident;
- The loss of medical information;
- Medical records being leaked by information being published online or left somewhere in public.
Medical data breach claims can be quite broad. If you feel that your privacy rights have been breached in any way, we always recommend that you speak to our team for free, no-obligation advice about your options. The law is on your side and does entitle victims to pursue a claim for compensation.
What can you claim for?
If you’ve received confirmation that your medical records were exposed, you could be entitled to compensation for the loss of control of your personal information.
What we can do is recover damages for the distress caused by that loss of control, which can be severe in cases like this. Medical data is incredibly personal and sensitive, and most people don’t want others knowing their healthcare histories. Data breach compensation amounts can be high in these kinds of cases for this reason, and you can also claim damages for any losses and expenses as well as for the distress too.
With us, your medical records data breach compensation claim will be with our specialist team who will fight tooth and nail for the fair and legal justice that you can be entitled to.
If your medical records were exposed as part of a large event or cybersecurity incident, you could be eligible to claim as part of a group or multi-party action.
It may be that it’s one of the actions we’re already running, such as:
- 56 Dean Street Clinic leak that we pioneered action for back in 2015 as one of the most sensitive NHS leaks ever;
- The NHS Digital consent for information to be shared IT glitch;
- A snooping event, of which there are many, including the huge Greater Manchester incident involving some 2,000 people.
As a firm, not only do we specialise in individual data breach claims, we’re also leading experts in group and multi-party actions as well. We’ve been working on group cases for almost a decade, and we’re fighting for justice in over 35 data actions alone. We have Steering Committee appointments, including for the first GDPR Group Litigation order in England and Wales, the British Airways action.
Our experience speaks for itself which is why thousands of people have come to us for our help. We may be able to help you too, so please don’t hesitate to speak to our team for free, no-obligation advice today.
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First published by Matthew on April 03, 2020
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