Healthcare systems data breach incidents are likely to continue rising, so what can you do as a victim of a breach, and can you claim compensation?
Compensation for a healthcare data breach is important. We’re not just talking about personal information when it comes to a medical data breach, we’re talking about incredibly sensitive health information. This is why data breach compensation amounts can be high for these kinds of cases given the impact a breach can have on a victim.
As a specialist firm of data leak lawyers who have advised thousands of people and are fighting for justice in dozens of group and multi-party actions, we may be able to help you.
Can you claim for a healthcare systems data breach?
You may be eligible to make a claim for compensation if you are the victim of a healthcare systems data breach.
There are so many ways it can happen, and these include:
- Human error incidents, like the 56 Dean Street Clinic email leak that we’re fighting for justice in;
- Hacks and cyber-attacks like the huge 2017 WannaCry incident that almost brought parts of the NHS to its knees;
- Unlawful and / or incorrect sharing of data, like the NHS Digital incident that we’re also assisting people with.
These types of incidents can be common for a number of reasons. In terms of attacks, criminals specifically target healthcare data because it can be valuable. It can also be easier to breach with some public sector organisations more vulnerable to attacks as a result of smaller budgets.
Who can we help?
We can help people in England and Wales who have been the victim of a healthcare systems data breach and want to make a claim for compensation.
All organisations – the NHS and private institutions included – have an important duty to look after the data they store and process. Where they fail to do this, victims can be entitled to take legal action for the distress caused by the impact of a breach.
People can also be entitled to claim for any financial losses as well.
Further advice about healthcare systems data breach
If you would like further advice about what action you can take as a victim of a healthcare systems data breach, you can contact our team for free, no-obligation advice.
If we can help you, we can also offer No Win, No Fee arrangements as well.
Our office is open until late during the week and it’s open on weekends as well so we can be as accessible for you as we can.
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