Stolen healthcare data breach compensation claims can be severe for the victims, and they can be worryingly common because of the nature of the information involved.
A huge proportion of the thousands of individual victims we represent are for medical data breach compensation cases. The risks of these kinds of events happening are real, but victims to have rights. As a leading firm of data breach compensation lawyers, we may be able to represent you for a No Win, No Fee legal case if your information has been misused or exposed.
Read on for more information.
The risks are real
The risks for the victims when it comes to stolen healthcare data can be numerous and they can be severe in terms of the impact.
Healthcare organisations are facing greater risks as more and more medical information is becoming digitalised, and the sector increases its use of technology. Whilst the use of technology can be fantastic for improving services and saving lives, the risks are clear. The sector has always been a huge target for cybercriminals because of the nature of the information that can be hacked, and the more ways they can be targeted, the greater the risks can be.
Medical information can be sold on the dark web, and its value can be substantial. There have been instances in the past where records and data has been sold for thousands of pounds, so it’s easy money for hackers to make if they can successful target the sector. Hackers can also try to extort money from an organisation on the threat of leaking the information, which can also be profitable for them. It could also be used to try and extort money from the victim or be used to then try and commit further hacks or crimes, including fraud and identity theft.
What can victims do?
When a stolen healthcare data event was avoidable, we may be able to establish a case of negligence against the organisation the data has been exposed from.
Generally speaking, the law is that all organisations have an important duty to safeguard the information that they store and process. If they fail to do so, they could be negligent and could be liable to pay compensation to any victims whose data has been misused or exposed.
Data breach compensation pay-outs can include damages for the distress suffered by the loss of control of personal information. They can also account for any losses and expenses, but you don’t have to have suffered an actual loss or paid anything out to be eligible to claim.
Given how personal and sensitive the information involved medical data breach cases usually are, damages claims for the distress alone can be substantial.
Claim stolen healthcare data breach compensation today
You could be entitled to make a claim for compensation for a stolen healthcare data breach event today, and our team is available to help you.
For free, no-obligation advice about your options, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us now.
We may be able to offer No Win, No Fee representation, and you could be owed thousands of pounds in compensation.
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First published by Matthew on July 20, 2020
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