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The leading team here at Your Lawyers – The Data Leak Lawyers – was proud to have been able to achieve over £20,000 in settlement for a serious medical data breach case for a client we represented.
Given the extent of the damages involved in this case, it is easy to see how substantial this particular claim was and how significant the impact was on our client.
Our Leading Team here at Your Lawyers – The Data Leak Lawyers – achieved over £20,000 in settlement for a serious medical data breach compensation case.
Given that we routinely recover over £10,000 for healthcare GDPR compensation cases, and that our average settlement across the broad spectrum is just over £6,000, this case goes to show how significant the particular case was. For data protection reasons we cannot, of course, discuss the finer details of exactly what happened. What we can tell you is that our client’s right to privacy in respect of their medical information was grossly breached. This particular incident arose from a common kind of medical data breach claim that we often refer to as “snooping incidents” in which people access medical information for people they know without authority or reason to do so.
When it comes to how we value a medical data breach compensation claim, we can look at the nature of the data affected and the significance of the impact on the victim. This allows us to assess how significant the distress is that has been caused by the loss of control of personal information. As was obvious in this case, given that we were able to achieve over £20,000 in settlement for a serious medical privacy breach matter, the distress suffered was substantial.
It is vitally important to protect healthcare data to make sure that no one suffers as a result of the loss of control of personal information. Again, if you look at the £20,000 settlement for a serious medical data breach client we represented referenced above, it is obvious to see how bad the impact can be, given how large the settlement was.
Ultimately, medical information is some of the most personal and sensitive data that there can be about us. It can be afforded additional protection in accordance with the GDPR by being classified as “special category” information. This is precisely the kind of data that we do not want to fall into the wrong hands and do not want to be misused or exposed, which is why the impact can be so severe.
At Your Lawyers, we have been fighting for thousands of people in this niche and complex area of law of data protection compensation claiming for a lot longer than many other law firms out there. The reason for this is that we simply started taking cases on much earlier because we are regularly pioneers and leaders in respect of emerging areas of law.
Because of this, we have built up our experience, and we always have a focus on making sure that we recover the best settlements possible. We know there are some other law firms out there who are very inexperienced in respect of these cases and have quickly settled claims for cheap amounts, which is not the right way for a client to access the justice that they truly deserve. It is easy to see the difference given that we are able to achieve a substantial settlement in this claim whereas other firms may not have been able to do the same.
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