Compensation for a leak of private medical information

Virgin Media data breach action

You could be eligible to claim compensation if you have suffered due to the leak of private medical information, and we know that the impact can be substantial.

As Leading Data Breach Lawyers, we have been fighting for justice for thousands of privacy breach clients since 2014. Our specialist team has recovered over £1m in data breach damages for mostly individual clients to date, and we continue to lead the way for justice when people suffer due to their personal information being misused or exposed.

Our experience speaks for itself. It’s why we know just how severe a medical data leak can be, and how you can trust in us to fight for your right to justice now.

The impact of a medical data leak

The impact of a leak of private medical information can be absolutely devastating. Medical data is usually classed as special category information in accordance with the GDPR, which can afford it special protection. This is because most people generally want their medical information to remain private, as it is very personal, invasive and sensitive to the individual.

As such, when very personal and sensitive information about us is misused or exposed, the impact that it can have on the victims can be severe. This is why data breach compensation amounts and pay-outs can be very high in cases like these, sometimes in the tens of thousands of pounds region.

We have represented a lot of people for these types of cases, so we know how bad the impact can be. This includes one of the most severe medical data leaks of all time, the 56 Dean Street Clinic of 2015. This involved the HIV status of hundreds of patients of the clinic being leaked in error.

A recent example: PSL Print Management

In a recent example that involved the leak of private medical information, it has been widely reported that PSL Print Management – a company that provides consultancy services for the NHS – has been at the centre of an issue over thousands of appointment letters being leaked.

It has been reported by the Daily Mail that the leaked information goes as far back as 2015 and stemmed from an employee requesting information. As part of the request, it is understood that PSL sent a memory stick to the recipient that reportedly may have contained the company’s entire email server, and the recipient realised there were patient letters attached to emails.

On the face of what we have seen in the media reports so far, this appears to be a monumental leak of very private and sensitive medical information. Whilst the data at the centre of this error may well have been quickly contained, this kind of information becoming exposed or being misused can cause significant damage to innocent people.

No Win, No Fee legal representation for the leak of private medical information

You could be eligible to claim data breach compensation now if you have been the victim of a leak of private medical information. For eligible clients, we are able to offer No Win, No Fee legal representation. This means that we can write off our legal fees if the case is not successful, subject to the agreed terms and conditions in place.

Please do not hesitate to contact the team for free, no-obligation advice now.

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