It’s incredibly important to know what rights you have when it comes to making a claim for medical data breach compensation.
It’s also important to know who to turn to as well.
As specialist data breach lawyers with a proven track record of helping victims claim the compensation they deserve for a number of years, we can give you a voice. We can make sure that you’re heard when it comes to the impact that a medical data breach can have. Here’s what you need to know.
Can you claim medical data breach compensation?
You could be entitled to make a claim for medical data breach compensation if your medical data has been leaked, hacked, exposed, or generally misused.
Medical data is generally considered to be one of the most personal and sensitive forms of data there is. There’s a good reason as to why we want to keep this information private, so when it’s exposed or misused, the distress that can be caused can be substantial. Data breach compensation pay-outs for medical incidents can be high given how personal and sensitive this kind of data is.
Financial punishments can be issued to healthcare organisations that cause a data breach, but that doesn’t help the victims. Separately, you can be entitled to claim damages as well, and that’s where we come in.
We offer No Win, No Fee representation to make sure that you can access the justice that you deserve as well.
Why this remains an important issue
Making sure that victims know their rights when it comes to medical data breach compensation remains an incredibly important issue.
The healthcare sector is a target for cybercriminals. They target this kind of data as it can be the most valuable given how personal and sensitive it is. They also target the sector because it’s known to be vulnerable due to the extent of the data that forms as part of a healthcare network, and where funding constraints in the NHS remain a problem.
A lack of adequate cybersecurity, and older and more outdated systems, are things that can be easily exploited. The 2017 WannaCry incident was a clear example of this.
The increased use of mobile technology and accessible data has been great for healthcare professionals and patients alike, but it has also opened many more doorways that can be broken down by malicious threat actors. It could have been hard to break into a locked store cupboard in a hospital and get away with it, but nowadays, criminals only need one to get through one digital doorway to potentially access a thousand more doorways.
Malicious code can easily spread, and it doesn’t help that increased outsourcing is also potentially increasing the likelihood of problems. The wider a network is, the more vulnerable it can be.
We also still have huge problems with human error data breaches as well. Look at two of the most recent ones and how serious they were:
- The Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust data misuse scandal we’re helping victims for;
- The Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic data leak we’re also helping victims claim for.
These were two serious, but very avoidable, medical data breaches.
Claiming medical data breach compensation
GDPR may help to reshape the industry with greater punishments that can now be issued, but none of this really goes toward helping the victims.
The people who have fallen victim to an incident need a voice, and that’s where we come in. We can represent you for a medical data breach compensation claim, and give you that voice with No Win, No Fee representation.
We have been helping people for years, and thousands of victims of data breaches have come to us for help. We’re on the Steering Committee that’s responsible for conducting the BA Group Action litigation, having been appointed to the role by the High Court of Justice.
What this means is that we have a proven track record of experience and expertise in data breach compensation claiming.
For free, no-obligation advice, please don’t hesitate to speak to the team today.
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First published by Matthew on October 08, 2019
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