Category: Medical Data Breach

The impact of a health data breach

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Whether it brings a healthcare organisation to a standstill, or causes the exposure of swathes of patient medical records, a health data breach can have serious repercussions.

In fact, the impact of a cyberattack can be worsened if the healthcare organisation in question does not have the appropriate security defences in place.

Every business or organisation is legally required to protect the personal data under their supervision, so data controllers can be held responsible if they breach this duty. We aim to help anyone who has fallen victim to a data breach to claim the compensation they deserve. This is not only to see justice done, but to also to make sure that organisations are dissuaded from acting carelessly again.

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Data Breach Claims Solicitors

No Win, No Fee

As a firm of data breach claims solicitors, we are steadfast in our determination to help data breach victims to achieve justice for the untold distress and loss they have suffered. The Data Breach Lawyers is often at the forefront of new, evolving areas of data protection law, aiming to make sure no one who has their legal rights breached is left behind.

Developing our expertise over a number of years, our knowledge of this niche area of law is what allows us to be such staunch defenders of our clients’ legal rights. Unfortunately, many businesses and organisations continue to fail to protect personal data, but we know how to apply our skills and experience to make sure that they are held to account.

From the 56 Dean Street Clinic breach, to the huge group action against British Airways, our data breach experience spans several years. Read on to find out more about our ground-breaking work in this area of law.

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Customer details exposed in Transform Hospital Group data breach

Blackbaud data breach ransomware

At the end of December 2020, it was revealed that the Transform Hospital Group had been targeted by a devastating cyberattack.

The attack, which took the form of a ransomware hack, resulted in the theft of customer data from the plastic surgery chain, and the hackers behind the attack have since been threatening to publish the information online.

The hackers are understood to have made it known that they have 900 gigabytes of ‘before and after’ pictures in their possession, which they are threatening to publish if a ransom is not paid. Understandably, many of the victims are extremely concerned that their private data can now be exposed in this way. The Data Breach Lawyers have already taken on affected clients, and we encourage further victims to come forward for advice on their potential claim.

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Hospital data breach claims

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At The Data Breach Lawyers, we often represent victims for hospital data breach claims, so we are familiar with the devastating effects of hospital data breaches on the victims.

The data held by hospitals and other healthcare organisations includes some of the most sensitive personal information we will ever disclose to a third-party organisation. It must be properly protected to ensure that it is not misused or exposed.

The toll that medical data exposure can take on a victim can be huge, causing their everyday life to be marred by the worrying knowledge that their information could be being seen or misused by people we do not want to have access to it. We believe that each and every victim has a right to claim compensation for this untold distress, and that is why we represent eligible victims for claims on a No Win, No Fee basis.

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Dr Thair Altaii jailed over privacy violations

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Dr Thair Altaii received a prison sentence after he was caught filming female patients whilst they were being examined, and he stored images and videos on his personal laptop.

This behaviour is a violation of human rights, medical confidentiality, and data protection laws; notwithstanding the fact that it is simply immoral and wrong. Victims should be able to put their trust in medical experts to not violate their privacy and patient confidentiality, and this has been severely broken in this case.

We understand the impact that breaches like this can have on patients and their lives and we want to help victims fight for the justice they deserve for this privacy violation. Contact our expert legal team today for free no-obligation advice if you were a victim of the Dr Thair Altaii data breaches.

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Make a claim for stolen healthcare data

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If your personal data has been stolen or breached, you could be eligible to make a compensation claim today. Stolen healthcare data can be extremely serious, and victims could be eligible to receive a substantial compensation amount if they are the victim of this kind of incident.

Here, we can briefly advise about why healthcare data is targeted, why this can lead to dangers for victims, and what you can claim for when it comes to stolen healthcare data.

This is a case type that we are used to representing people for, and a lot of the people that we act for have suffered due to some form of medical data breach. The impact for the victim is often serious, so it is important for victims to know their rights; especially as we are able to offer No Win, No Fee representation for eligible clients.

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Compensation for a data breach at a hospital

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You could be eligible to claim compensation as a victim of a data breach at a hospital, and we may be able to offer No Win, No Fee legal representation.

In this article, we will briefly outline some of the circumstances where you could claim. We will also advise about what it is that you actually pursue a claim for, and why it is important to claim for a medical data breach incident.

We represent thousands of clients for cases, and we have first-hand experience of seeing how bad the impact can be for the victim of a medical data breach. You do not have to suffer in silence; the law is on your side, and we are here to help you and support you as a victim of a data breach.

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Healthcare cyberattacks: compensation claim advice

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Healthcare cyberattacks can be devastating for the victims which is why we fight for their rights for compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Each case is different, and we do need to assess claims to see if we can help you. But we can give you some general guidance in this article as to when you may be able to claim and what you can claim for.

Medical data breach compensation cases are one of the most common types of legal cases that we represent people for, and the impact can be truly devastating for the victim. Here’s how we may be able to help you.

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Data breaches in the healthcare sector: compensation advice

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Data breaches in the healthcare sector can be common which is why many of the thousands of people we represent for compensation claims involve medical information.

The GDPR can allow a data breach victim to receive compensation for the loss of control of their personal information. The healthcare sector  faces huge risks of data breaches all the time, and it’s important that victims know that they can pursue a legal case to obtain the justice that they deserve.

We offer No Win, No Fee representation for these kinds of cases. Here’s how we may be able to help you today.

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University data breach claims: know your rights

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University data breach claims can lead to victims suffering substantial distress and financial loss. Victims could be entitled to No Win, No Fee legal representation.

In this article, we will briefly outline when you could be eligible to claim compensation, what you can claim for, and why it’s important for higher education institutions to protect the data they hold. We represent victims for group and individual claims for university data breach cases on a No Win, No Fee basis, and victims have a voice with us.

Here’s how we can help.

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Deleting information and compensation claims

GDPR Regulations deleting information

Organisations deleting information should normally happen in a legal way and in a way that complies with their own policies for this. Where this isn’t the case, what can you do?

You could be entitled to make a claim for compensation, as the impact of this kind of incident can be severe. We may be able to offer to represent you on a No Win, No Fee basis if we believe that there’s a case to answer.

Read on for guidance and information.

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Medical data leak compensation claims

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You can be entitled to make a claim for compensation with us on a No Win, No Fee basis for a medical data leak incident.

These kinds of breaches can be common. In fact, one of the most common types of individual cases that we take forward involve medical information being misused or exposed, and this applies to several of the group and multi-party actions we’re involved with. You should never suffer in silence and victims should know that they have the right to seek justice when medical information is subject to a breach. We know from first-hand experience just how devastating the damage can be for people.

If this has happened to you, read on for more advice and information about what you can do and how we might be able to help you.

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