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.
Can victims claim if healthcare records are hacked?
If a victim’s healthcare records are hacked, they could be eligible to claim compensation. When your information is exposed, and a breach of the GDPR has occurred, you have a legal right to launch a compensation claim.
Depending on the extent of the breach and the nature of the information exposed, victims could usually be eligible for a substantial amount of compensation when it comes to medical information. Data breach compensation amounts can be large given how personal and sensitive this data can be.
Each case is different, but there are two main factors we look at when making claims if healthcare records are hacked. The first element is general damages where you can claim for the distress caused by the loss of control of your personal information. The second is for special damages, which can include any losses or expenses incurred as a result of the breach.
Claim today on No Win, No Fee basis
When your healthcare records are hacked, you could be eligible to make a compensation claim with the Data Leak Lawyers. If we believe we can win the case, we may be able to offer eligible victims No Win, No Fee representation. This means that, if we do not win your claim, you will not have to pay any fees, subject to the terms and conditions of our agreement in place.
If you have been informed that your healthcare records have been exposed, you may have a claim to make. Talk to our expert legal team today to confirm your eligibility to make a claim without having to worry about upfront fees as we offer free, no-obligation advice to anyone looking to make a claim.
For more ways to get in touch, please see our contact page here.
About the Data Leak Lawyers
Your Lawyers – T/A The Data Leak Lawyers – are pioneers in the niche area of data breach law. Our lawyers have been taking on data breach cases for much longer than many other law firms, with our first privacy group case dating back to 2014.
We have continued to be at the forefront of data breach Group Actions as a leading firm of data lawyers and now represent clients in over 50 different group and multi-party actions. In 2019, we were appointed to the Steering Committee of the British Airways Group Action, by order of the High Court of Justice. This is the first GDPR Group Litigation Order in England and Wales.
It is extremely important to us to continue to fight for justice for those who have had their privacy violated by data breaches, hacks and leaks. Get in touch today to begin your claim with our trusted team of experienced lawyers here.
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First published by Author on November 04, 2020
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