YOU MAY BE ABLE TO MAKE A CLAIM ON A NO WIN, NO FEE BASIS
Claiming Compensation For A Healthcare Data Breach
You may be entitled to make a claim for compensation as a victim of a healthcare data breach. These types of cases are often severe because of the information that can be exposed. Medical data is normally classed as very personal and incredibly sensitive. If it's exposed, leaked or hacked, the distress for that a victim can suffer is often severe.
A huge number of the legal cases we're fighting for justice in involve healthcare data breaches. They can be common, and they can include data that's exposed by:
- GP surgeries;
Any healthcare company involved in a data breach - whether it's a part of the NHS or a private institution - can be liable to compensate victims of an incident. Whether it's a simple case of medical information being sent to the wrong person, or a cyber-attack that's exposed medical data, healthcare companies and organisations have an important duty to protect the data they store and process.
When they fail to uphold the duty they have to protect your data, or where they misuse your data, you can be entitled to claim damages for any distress and financial losses caused.
Infamous Healthcare Data Breach Cases
There have been a number of infamous healthcare data breach incidents in recent years that we've been fighting for justice in.
- The 56 Dean Street Clinic data leak: an action we're still fighting for justice in on behalf of a large group of victims;
- The NHS Digital consent data breach of 2018 we're helping people claim for;
- The recent Well Pharmacy data breach that affected some 24,000 of its employees;
- The secret filming of patients that stemmed from the Daybrook Dental Surgery scandal of 2014.
Over the years we've been fighting for the rights of data breach victims, thousands of people have approached the Data Leak lawyers for help. Many of the individual cases we take forward are against healthcare companies for data breaches, and many are as awful as the infamous actions we're representing people for as well.
Although we can't discuss individual cases, we can tell you from experience that the consequences for the victims can be absolutely devastating.
How Much Can You Claim For A Healthcare Data Breach?
Healthcare company data breach compensation claims can sometimes attract high awards. This is especially the case when the information that has been exposed is private and sensitive medical data.
In most cases, it's a medical data breach, and the victim may suffer serious distress as a result of the incident.
Each claim must be assessed on a case-by-case basis. We use our many years of experience together with expert evidence to value a claim. We can also look at past cases that have settled in court as case law, as well as official guidelines when it comes to the severity of the suffering that a victim endures.
We also work closely with experienced barristers as well.
In straightforward cases where there has been an exposure of important data, claims could settle for up to £4,000.00. However, in cases where private and very sensitive data has been exposed, claims can be valued up to £25,000.00.
Of course, the values could go even higher than that. It's all subjective to the case and the information that has been exposed.
Medical data can easily fall into the category of private and sensitive. Where a breach means that medical data has been exposed forever, the impact on the victim can be huge. Any award of compensation must always reflect what a victim has - and will continue to - experience.
What To Do As A Victim Of A Healthcare Data Breach
If you've been the victim of a healthcare company data breach, you can contact our team for free, no-obligation legal advice.
We can normally tell you in minutes if we think you have a valid claim for compensation. If we can help you, we can normally offer No Win, No Fee arrangements, and we may be able to get your claim up and running in one simple phone call. Our office is normally open seven days a week, and we're open until late on weekdays too.
What have you got to lose?
Whether your medical records have been breached, or some form of medical information has been exposed, or where your identity has been revealed, we may be able to help.
Find out today if we can offer you No Win, No Fee representation as a victim of a healthcare company data breach.
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