Over the many years we’ve been at the forefront of healthcare data breach claims, we’ve seen increasing numbers of new compensation cases, and we expect this to continue.
The healthcare industry has always been a target for cybercriminals because of the nature of the data that they hold, and the sector has always been susceptible to breaches due to funding constraints in some areas. There’s also the fact that the nature of the data, when exposed, can mean that the impact for the victim is severe. This means people can be more likely to make a medical data breach compensation claim.
An important thing to remember is that victims should never suffer in silence. Here’s what you can do when it comes to making a medical data claim and how we can help you.
The risks in the industry can be significant, which is why they can lead to healthcare data breach claims.
Medical data is particularly personal and sensitive. For most people, it’s not the kind of information that we want other people to know about, especially when there are confidential statuses and treatment matters in records. For this reason, the healthcare industry has always been a big target for hackers because medical data can be very valuable to them.
For example, it could be used to extort money from organisations or patients themselves with the threat of compromised data being leaked. It can also be used in phishing scams for criminals to pose as legitimate organisations.
There’s also the issue that many public healthcare organisations may not be able to invest in cybersecurity as much as others can due to funding constraints. In 2017, the WannaCry malware was designed to specifically target older and more outdated systems, which meant that the NHS was hit incredibly hard. Criminals don’t have to spend time on sophisticated attacks when they can target low hanging fruit of more vulnerable systems.
The impact for victims
We represent thousands of people for compensation cases, with a large proportion of the individual cases being healthcare data breach claims. We’re also representing victims in one of the most infamous and most severe medical data leak cases of all time, the 56 Dean Street Clinic leak.
As such, we fully understand the impact that a medical data breach can have, and the importance for people to be able to make a healthcare data breach compensation case.
Victims can be entitled to claim compensation for the distress caused by the loss of control of personal information. This can be from data being hacked, lost, exposed, or generally misused. It can include cases where the organisation at fault is a GP, hospital, dentist, pharmacy, or any other entity holding medical data for you like a council or your employer. The law entitles you to be able to make a claim, which is why we can offer No Win, No Fee representation for victims where we believe that there’s a legitimate case to be made.
Healthcare data breach claims for compensation
Victims can be entitled to make healthcare data breach claims where we can fight for your right to recover compensation.
Data breach compensation amounts in cases like this can be substantial when particularly personal and sensitive data is exposed.
For free, no-obligation advice, please don’t hesitate to contact the team today. Were here to help.
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First published by Matthew on April 08, 2020
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