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You could be entitled to claim compensation for any distress that has been caused by the risk of identity theft from medical data breaches on a No Win, No Fee basis.
If you have suffered any losses or expenses due to identity theft then these can also be considered as part of the case, but you can just claim for the distress alone. Your Lawyers, as Leading Data Leak Lawyers, can represent you for a claim on a No Win, No Fee basis if we believe that the chances of succeeding with your case are good.
The risks of people being exposed to identity theft from medical data breaches is an important matter to consider when it comes to healthcare privacy compensation cases. Whilst we often talk about the justifiable distress that can be caused when such information is exposed, it is just as important to look at the kinds of risks that people may face if such information falls into the wrong hands. And one of those risks is identity theft, because the nature of the information exposed in a healthcare data breach could allow fraudsters to commit such crimes.
Healthcare organisations will store and process a great deal of personal and sensitive information about us, and this includes contact data and information such as National Insurance numbers. Some of this can be the base information hackers may need to commit identity theft but, when you add on top of it additional sensitive and personal details, it could allow hackers to convince people and organisations that they are really you. Ultimately, that is how identity theft is designed to work.
As such, it is important that we consider the distress that can be caused by the risk of identity theft from medical data breaches, as well as recovering any losses or expenses if they occur.
Victims of healthcare privacy breaches can be entitled to claim compensation for any distress that has been caused by the loss of control of their personal information. Whether you have suffered from actual identity theft from medical breaches, or faced the risk of it, this can be considered in a case where it is applicable.
The GDPR is not just there to enforce good practices in relation to information management, it is also there for victims to use if their information is misused and/or exposed. It can allow victims to claim compensation for any distress that they have suffered from when the control they are entitled to have over their information (by law) has been lost.
If we consider that there is a case to pursue then we may be able to represent you for a claim now on a No Win, No Fee basis. You can speak to our team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.
When it comes to NHS compensation pay-outs in the UK, they can be substantial given the nature of the incredibly personal and sensitive medical information that can be misused or exposed. As we have been fighting for justice in this niche and complex area of law for a lot longer than many other firms out there, our average settlement is just over £6,000 pounds in damages alone. However, this includes not just medical data breaches but the broad range of them so, when we consider healthcare breaches alone, pay-outs can be substantially higher.
In some cases, claims can be settled between £15,000 to £25,000 depending on the nature of the information that has been exposed and the impact that this has had. It is vital to recognise that this kind of information is precisely the kind of data that we want to maintain confidentiality over, so when it is misused or exposed, the impact can be substantial. Generally speaking, the more a person suffers, the more a claim could be worth. This is why NHS compensation pay-outs in the UK can be high.
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