If your private and sensitive medical records have been exposed, our lawyers can help you get the justice you deserve – and we can help you on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Medical records data breach compensation claims are one of the most common types of cases we take forward. Healthcare data breaches cases are high in terms of volumes, and the impact can be enormous. When it comes to the loss of control of personal information, medical data is usually the most serious.
Over the years we’ve been fighting for justice for data breach victims, thousands of people have come to us for help. Many of the individual cases we take forward are medical data claims, and some of the most severe group / multi-party actions we run stem from infamous healthcare sector incidents.
We can help you.
Can you claim if your medical records have been exposed?
You may be eligible to make a claim for compensation if your medical records have been exposed or misused in a leak, breach or hack. You normally direct the claim to the organisation responsible for failing to protect and process your data correctly, which can be an NHS Trust or a private institute.
There are so many ways in which people can fall victim to a medical records data breach, and these can include:
- Accidental leaks and exposure of information – by email or by letter, for example;
- Staff snooping on medical records – recent bouts of this have led to warnings from the ICO, and there have been some high-profile cases of this recently as well;
- A lack of training and / or respect for data protection procedures that result in information being exposed. This can stem from too much access and too much privileged access to data as well.
When you consider that staff often have access to thousands and thousands of files about huge numbers of people, the risks are obvious. It’s alarming just how much data can be out there, and how easy it can be in some instances for people to access or process it improperly.
What can you claim for?
You can normally claim compensation for any distress that has been caused if your medical records have been exposed. The loss of control of personal and sensitive information like medical data is usually incredibly serious in terms of the impact for the victim, which is why data breach compensation amounts in these kinds of cases can be high.
One of the most infamous NHS data leak actions we’re fighting for justice in is the 56 Dean Street Clinic leak, which saw hundreds of people’s HIV status exposed in a leak. The impact for the many clients we act for has been substantial.
What to do if your medical records have been exposed
If your medical records have been exposed and you want to know more about how you can claim compensation, you can speak to our team who will be able to conduct a free, no-obligation assessment of your case.
If we agree to help you, we can also take the case forward on a No Win, No Fee basis as well.
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First published by Matthew on June 05, 2019
Posted in the following categories: Claims Healthcare and tagged with compensation | data breach | healthcare sector | medical data breach | medical records | nhs