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.

Claim compensation for a data breach at a hospital

You could be eligible to claim compensation for a data breach at a hospital if your personal and sensitive medical information has been exposed or misused.

Examples of where you could claim can include:

  • Your information being sent by post or email to the wrong person;
  • Someone looking at your medical records without reason or authority to do so;
  • Lost or incorrect data recorded about you;
  • Information exposure from cyberattacks;
  • Data disclosed or published without your consent.

Unfortunately, NHS data breach compensation claims remain one of the most common types of legal cases that we take forward for people. Of the thousands of people that we represent for cases, a huge number of them involve medical data which is some of the most personal and sensitive that there is.

The impact in these kinds of cases can be substantial given the nature of the information involved.

What could you claim for?

In data breach compensation claims, you can normally recover damages for the distress caused by the loss of control of your personal information. You may also be eligible to claim for losses and expenses if that is applicable as well, but you can claim for just the distress alone.

When it comes to a data breach at a hospital, the distress element can usually be severe. Medical data is exactly the kind of information that we want to remain confidential and secure. It can be very personal, which is why claims for distress can be substantial. We have seen the damage that can be caused when private medical statuses are leaked, or when sensitive ailments and treatments have been exposed.

The GDPR can allow you to receive compensation for the distress that you suffer from, and a claim can be in the thousands or tens of thousands of pounds, depending on the severity of the distress that you suffer.

No Win, No Fee

We can offer No Win, No Fee legal representation for a compensation claim that arises from a data breach at a hospital. If we believe that we can succeed with the case, we can work this way for you to allow you to claim without the worry of the “what ifs” for a losing case.

You can read more about how the No Win, No Fee works here.

IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.

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