A medical data breach is often serious as our medical data often represents the most personal information that we will ever entrust to a third party.
The faith we invest in medical professionals to protect this data is indicative of our confidence in their ability to care, and in the health service more generally.
However, this trust is at risk of being eroded due to the succession of medical data breaches that we have encountered, either first-hand or in the headlines, in recent years. When such breaches occur, the exposed information can be highly sensitive and, depending on the affected individual’s circumstances, can dramatically affect their mental state and/or their relationships. It is vital that the confidential doctor-patient relationship at the heart of the NHS is not damaged by a failure to prevent these exposures.
Human error medical data breaches can be extremely common, and a big reason is due to the fact that many medical organisations do not direct adequate resources into preventing such breaches.
It is extremely important for medical institutions to keep the sensitive data that they hold secure and protected. When human error medical data breaches occur, an event like this can serve to undermine the GDPR and the medical staff’s responsibility to keep patient data safe. It can also undermine the trust that the victims have in the services being provided.
If you have been the victim of a human error medical data breach, do not hesitate to get in touch to see if you have a claim to make. As a leading firm of data breach compensation lawyers, our expert legal team has years of experience helping people in the complex field of data breach law, and we may be able to help you get the justice that you deserve.
It is important to know that you can claim for a serious patient data breach.
If your personal and sensitive medical data has been misused or exposed as part of a healthcare data breach, you could be eligible to make a substantial data breach compensation claim, dependant on exactly what information is involved.
Your Lawyers (T/A The Data Leak Lawyers) is a leading, specialist data breach law firm with years of experience in representing victims of medical data breach compensation legal cases. We have been at the forefront of data breach action since 2014, fighting for victims in some of the most infamous healthcare breaches like the 56 Dean Street Clinic Leak. We have helped thousands of people claim millions in damages across a number of areas of law, and we may be able to help you too.
A big problem surrounding medical data breaches, and one of the most concerning, is when a member of staff breaches confidentiality by accessing patient records without clinical justification.
We entrust medical employees and NHS staff to safeguard our personal medical data and only access it as part of our treatment or care. That is why it is so concerning when a member of staff is accessing patient records with no medical reasoning or no proper authority to do so.
It is sometimes hard to know what exactly they are using the data for, potentially putting individuals at risk by exposing sensitive data. In many cases, the perpetrators know the victims, which can make the distress for the victims even worse.
The NHS was subject to some of the worst healthcare cyberattacks of 2019. The year saw a continuous increase of data breaches with two-thirds of healthcare organisations in the UK understood to have been involved in some form of data breach last year.
Many of these data breaches stem from virus and malware attacks which often arise from a compromised third-party device.
A Freedom of Information request submitted by Centrify reportedly found that the NHS has blocked some 11.4 million cyberattacks between 2016 and 2019. This shows just how much the NHS is a huge target for cybercriminals, and how they have ended up being targeted for some of the worst healthcare cyberattacks of 2019.
Data breaches are often serious, and data breaches in hospitals can be some of the most dangerous and serious types of incidents there can be.
Hospitals hold extremely sensitive information about a huge number of individuals, and that information can be very dangerous in the wrong hands. It can also be distressing for victims when such information is exposed.
Medical databases are commonly attacked by cybercriminals, and we represent thousands of people for data breaches with many of them involving hospitals data and incredibly sensitive medical information. This information can be targeted for a variety of reasons, including for the monetary value of highly sensitive data that can be held for ransom. Read More
Eligible victims could claim compensation if their healthcare records are hacked. Personal information is hacked for a variety of reasons which is why we represent thousands of people for compensation claims arising from data breach events.
Medical records contain highly sensitive data that criminals can use to exploit victims or gain profit from, such as holding the information to ransom. Medical records usually contain extremely personal or valuable information, such as dates of birth, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, national insurance numbers, and even salary details on occasions, as well as names and contact information. This is on top of details about treatment and healthcare matters which are incredibly sensitive too.
It is important that people know their rights.
There are many reasons as to why hackers target medical records. This is why it’s so important for organisations to protect private and sensitive healthcare information, and justice for victims when they are misused or exposed is equally as important.
Claims for compensation for medical records data breaches are some of the most serious that we deal with. We represent thousands of clients for cases as a leading firm of data breach lawyers, so we can tell you this from considerable experience.
Here is our insight into why hackers target this kind of information, and what victims can do when data is misused or exposed.
You could be eligible to claim compensation for medical data leaked online, and you could be entitled to pursue a legal case on a No Win, No Fee basis.
As a leading firm of data breach compensation lawyers, this is an area of the law that we specifically specialise in. These kinds of claims can be complex, but we have been representing people for medical privacy cases since 2014. We have pioneered legal action for some of the most infamous events, including the 56 Dean Street Clinic leak of 2015. What this means for you is that you can benefit from our significant experience and we can fight for your right to justice.
Here is how we can help you today.
You could be eligible to claim data breach compensation when your healthcare information has been compromised due to exposed medical records.
Medical data breach compensation claims are one of the most common types of legal cases that we take forward for people. Many of the thousands of people that we represent are claiming substantial damages for the misuse and/or exposure of this kind of information, and it is important that victims can access the justice that they deserve.
As a leading firm of UK data breach lawyers, we can help you.