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You could be entitled to claim privacy compensation when medical records are involved in a breach, leak or a hack, and we may be able to represent you for a legal case on a No Win, No Fee basis.
When it comes to this kind of case, you need leading privacy experts on your side, given the nature of the impact on the victim when such information is misused or exposed. You can contact our team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.
You could be entitled to claim privacy compensation if your medical records are involved in some form of breach incident. Whether they have been exposed to somebody without your consent, or somebody has viewed them without authority or reason to do so, or where they are accidentally leaked, you could be eligible to pursue a case.
Ultimately, we are entitled to strict control over who knows what about us in accordance with vital data protection laws in place in the UK. The GDPR affords additional protection for what is known as “special category” data, which generally includes information that is seen as more personal and sensitive. Healthcare information can fall into the scope of special category data, given this is precisely the kind of data we do not want people to know about. What this also means is that, if such information is exposed or misused, the impact on the victim can be substantial. As such, it is important that anyone affected by such an event claims the compensation they could be entitled to receive.
We can offer No Win, No Fee legal representation to eligible claimants who pursue their healthcare privacy case with us. The best place to start is to contact our team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.
When it comes to pay-outs and amounts for healthcare privacy breaches, they can be significant, particularly when medical records are involved. As we said above, the impact on the victim when such information is exposed or misused can be substantial, and it is the distress that is caused to a victim that is what you could claim for in accordance with the GDPR. Generally speaking, the more you suffer, the more your claim could be worth. Given that you are likely to suffer more when it comes to healthcare information, your claim could be worth more.
Some cases where medical records are involved in privacy breaches could be valued and settled in the £15,000 to £25,000 region. It all depends on the nature of the information exposed, how much is affected, and the context of the breach as well, which is always important to consider. Some people can be affected more than others, and this is something that we can take into consideration as well.
You could be entitled to claim lost medical records compensation if this has happened to you. It is vital that medical records are kept up-to-date and are secure, as they can be important for your own well-being and for future treatment and assessment requirements. If such information is lost, this could have a significant impact on the victim, which is why you could be entitled to claim when such records are lost.
You may also be able to claim where copies of medical records are lost, perhaps in transit. If there is an outstanding question as to what happened to the records and who may have found them, and who may have looked at them, there can be considerable distress caused to the victim.
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