If your medical records are hacked, you could be entitled to claim data breach compensation for the distress caused by the loss of control of your personal information.
Hackers do target the healthcare sector, and the impact for victims when this kind of information is exposed or misused can be substantial. We can offer No Win, No Fee legal representation for eligible cases, and it is important for victims of this type of breach to access the justice that they may be legally entitled to.
Medical records data breach compensation claims are a common type of legal case that we take forward for victims. Here is how we can help you.
What to do
You should be quickly informed if you have been the victim of a data breach and your medical records are hacked. You should be told as soon as is reasonably possible after the incident has been identified, and you have the right to know:
- Precisely what data has been exposed;
- When it was exposed;
- Who it may have been exposed to.
In many cases, medical records and healthcare data could end up for sale on the dark web. It can be valuable for scammers to use, and hackers do target the healthcare sector for this reason.
It can also be used to exploit healthcare organisations into paying ransoms. It could be that criminals will threaten to leak or sell the information unless a ransom is paid. It could be that hackers lock professionals out of their own systems in a ransomware attack as well.
However it has happened, when medical records are hacked, the risks for victims can be substantial. This is why it is important for victims to be able to obtain justice for what they have to go through.
Compensation if your medical records are hacked
You can be entitled to claim data breach compensation if your medical records are hacked. The GDPR sets out that you could be eligible to receive compensation for the distress caused by the loss of control of your personal information.
Generally speaking, the more sensitive and personal the data is that has been exposed or misused, the more a case can be worth. Data breach compensation amounts take into account these important factors, and this is why healthcare data breach compensation cases can be high value. Medical information is precisely the kind of information that we want to maintain control over.
A common type of case
Generally, medical data claims are one of the most common types of individual cases that we take forward for people. Of the thousands of clients that we represent, a huge number involve medical information being exposed or misused.
Our work to represent victims for medical data breach compensation claims is important. It is also important that we offer No Win, No Fee representation for victims, as we have done for the many individual and group and multi-party actions we have taken forward. We represent clients in some of the most infamous medical data breach cases, including the 56 Dean Street Clinic leak of 2015, and the more recent Charing Cross GIC leak incident.
Our team is always happy to offer you free, no-obligation advice about your options for justice. Please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
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First published by Matthew on August 31, 2020
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