You could be eligible to claim data breach compensation when your healthcare information has been compromised due to exposed medical records.
Medical data breach compensation claims are one of the most common types of legal cases that we take forward for people. Many of the thousands of people that we represent are claiming substantial damages for the misuse and/or exposure of this kind of information, and it is important that victims can access the justice that they deserve.
As a leading firm of UK data breach lawyers, we can help you.
Hard copies of exposed medical records
You could be eligible to claim compensation for exposed medical records if your personal and sensitive healthcare information has been compromised.
In recent years, we have seen growing numbers of events where hard copies of records and documents have been found by members of the public. Some have been found abandoned in or nearby hospital or GP grounds, and others have been found on public transport.
Some have been found by dog walkers in the countryside.
It goes without saying that private and sensitive data like this should not be disposed of in an unsecure way. If it is being transported, the utmost care needs to be taken to ensure that information is transported safely and securely. If your data has been sent by post to the wrong person, this is also a scenario where you could be harmed.
If your healthcare information has been exposed in an event like this, it is likely that you are eligible to pursue a claim for compensation with us.
Digital medical records exposed
As more and more of the world goes digital, so do healthcare services. Exposed medical records where digital information has been leaked is also something that must be prevented. Where it happens, a victim could be entitled to claim data breach compensation with us on a No Win, No Fee basis.
It could be that:
- Information is found on a device like a USB stick, abandoned laptop, refurbished computer, or a stolen mobile phone;
- Data is accessible online when it should not be;
- Emails or other methods of digital information communication are sent to the wrong person;
- Cyberattacks that lead to systems being compromised;
- Snooping events where someone accesses your information without reason or authority to do so.
No Win, No Fee legal representation
It is important that victims of a data breach that arise from exposed medical records are entitled to legal representation on a No Win, No Fee basis. Access to justice when it comes to a data breach is important, but when it comes to such private and sensitive information like healthcare data, it is vital that people have a voice for justice.
Data breach compensation amounts can be substantial in a case like this because this is precisely the kind of information that we want to remain confidential and secure. The distress that a victim could suffer from that arises from the loss of control of this kind of information can be significant, which is why we offer No Win, No Fee representation.
To speak to the team for free, no-obligation advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
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First published by Matthew on September 16, 2020
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