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.

Can you claim for healthcare cyberattacks?

Victims of healthcare cyberattacks can be entitled to claim compensation, and we can offer No Win, No Fee representation for this kind of case.

If we can establish that the cyberattack was preventable, or has arisen from some form of negligence, that’s when you could be able to claim. If the organisation that was hit by the cyberattack has failed to properly protect the data that they store and process, that is when you could be eligible to claim.

A good example is the 2017 WannaCry attack where the malicious software specifically targeted older and more outdated systems. Those systems tend to be less secure which can make them much easier targets for break.

We can assess this for you on a free and no-obligation basis today if you contact the team for help.

What can you claim for?

People who claim compensation for healthcare cyberattacks could be eligible to recover damages for the two following key elements:

  • General Damages; and
  • Special Damages.

General Damages is for the distress and suffering caused. The GDPR can allow you to receive compensation for the distress that you suffer that is caused by the loss of control of your personal information. Generally speaking, the more you suffer, the more a case could be worth.

For the Special Damages, this can be for any losses and expenses that you incur. Importantly, you do not have to have suffered any actual monetary losses or expenses to be able to claim. You can claim for just the distress alone.

What do I need to do?

For anyone affected by healthcare cyberattacks that want to claim the compensation that they could be owed, all on a No Win, No Fee basis, we are here to help.

Feel free to complete a call back form on our site here today and the team can get back to you as soon as they can. Our office is normally open late on week-nights and 9am to 5pm on weekends, so we are very accessible.

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

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