As expert lawyers, we feel that it’s important to understand the real impact of a medical data breach, which is something we have a great deal of experience in helping people with.
We have, for a number of years, been asked for help by thousands of people who have been affected by data breach events. Many of them involve medical data as it’s one of the most common types of individual legal cases that we take forward. Some of the group and multi-party actions were’ involved with also involve medical data, with some being incredibly serious and sensitive.
We understand how the victims feel. When people make a medical data breach compensation claim with us, our focus is on ensuring that any justice you deserve reflects what you have had to go through.
We understand the impact of a medical data breach
As we have been helping people for data compensation claims for so long, we know the impact of a medical data breach.
We know that people can feel violated when their personal and sensitive data has been misused or exposed. We know that victims can feel angry and upset that this has happened to them. We know that patients can feel let down when these events occur. We know the upset that can be caused for a long time when it comes to the loss of control of information like this.
Medical data is some of the most personal and sensitive that there is. Even personal contact information that has been misused or exposed can cause distress, but this can be greater when it’s information about our medical histories.
We also know that it doesn’t help when we see GPs, hospitals and other healthcare organisations committing to being better in the future. Statements released from spokespeople often refer to taking further steps to now be secure, or learning lessons; but this is all too little, too late for the victims. These steps ought to have been taken in the first place in order to avoid an incident happening at all.
You can be entitled to make a claim for compensation for the impact of a medical data breach, and we can offer No Win, No Fee representation for cases we take forward.
If you have had to endure the shock of receiving correspondence from a healthcare organisation to tell you that you data has been breached, or where you have found out another way, we may be able to help you.
Whether it’s a “human error” or “administrative error”, or any other leak, breach, or hack, you may be eligible to claim if your personal information has been exposed or generally misused.
How we value the impact of a medical data breach
When we look to make sure that compensation amounts for the impact of a medical data breach are fair and accurate, we look at you.
We assess how you have been personally affected as this can vary for different people. We can also look at things like the nature of the information exposed; the volume of data exposed; and who it has been exposed to.
For example, in the 56 Dean Street Clinic leak action that we’re representing people for, the HIV statuses for hundreds of individuals was leaked in an email. This kind of medical data is incredibly personal and sensitive, so we make sure that any compensation amounts reflect what victims have had to go through.
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First published by Matthew on December 11, 2019
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