We’ve taken cases forward for Greater Manchester NHS patients whose medical records have been improperly accessed following an investigation by Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.
We were contacted by patients who had been affected by the data breaches prior to news of the scandal hitting the headlines. We’ve agreed to act for victims affected by the data breaches who match our criteria on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Depending on what information has been improperly accessed, and how this has affected you, we may be able to take a legal case forward on your behalf.
Are you one of the Greater Manchester NHS patients affected?
Are you one of the around 2,000 Greater Manchester NHS patients who have received letters from Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust about improper and unauthorised access to your medical records?
If you are, you could be entitled to make a claim for data breach compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Some victims have been subjected to a single incident of improper access, whereas others have had their information accessed on multiple occasions. Investigations have yet to reveal the identities of the NHS staff who have been wrongfully accessing data, or why they have been improperly accessing data.
You should have been provided with information about any unauthorised access of your medical data. The Information Commissioner’s office (ICO) has been informed about the breaches, and a GDPR fine could be imposed in the future.
Can you claim data breach compensation?
You may be able to make a claim for data breach compensation if you are one of the Greater Manchester NHS patients whose medical records have been misused.
What we need to know in order to be able to assess whether yours is a case we can take forward is:
- The nature of the medical information that has been accessed;
- How this has affected you (as data breach compensation pay-outs are usually valued based on the impact to you).
If you match our eligibility criteria for us to be able to take your case forward, we may be able to represent you on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Speak to the team now for a free assessment
We’re happy to offer any of the Greater Manchester NHS patients affected by the data breaches our expert advice on a free, no-obligation basis.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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First published by Matthew on September 20, 2019
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