Medical data breach compensation claims

large medical healthcare data breaches

Medical data breach compensation claims are one of the most common types of cases that we take forward on a No Win, No Fee basis.

When it comes to the impact on victims, these kinds of cases can also be substantial given that medical data is precisely the kind of information we want to keep private.

Here’s a little guidance when it comes to when you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation and what it is that you can claim for. Our team can offer free, no-obligation advice about your options for justice.

Are you eligible for medical data breach compensation?

You could be eligible to make a medical data breach compensation claim if your healthcare information has been exposed or misused.

It could be that it has been accessed or used without appropriate reason or authority, or it may have been leaked in error. It could be that data has been stolen from a cyberattack. In any of these cases, you could be eligible to claim compensation.

To succeed with a claim, we need to establish a case of negligence. Accidental leaks from employees or agents can mean that the organisation they work for is vicariously liable to compensate you. Inappropriate access of medical records can also be something you can claim from the perpetrator’s employer for. When it comes to hacks and attacks, if the defences of the organisation hit were inadequate, that’s when you could establish a legal case.

What can you claim for?

Medical data breach compensation claim amounts can be significant, given that this is the kind of information that most people want to remain confidential.

Victims of a medical data breach can be entitled to claim damages for the distress caused by the loss of control of their information. We can base the value of a legal case on factors such as:

  • The nature of the information exposed or misused;
  • How much data is involved;
  • Who data has been exposed to or misused by.

Medical data is incredibly personal and sensitive, which is why data protection laws are clear when it comes to this kind of data. In less severe cases, victims could claim a few thousand pounds. In more serious cases, victims could be entitled to claim tens of thousands of pounds in compensation.

Free, no-obligation advice today

Our dedicated team is more than happy to offer you free, no-obligation advice about medical data breach compensation claims.

If we can take your case forward, we may be able to offer you No Win, No Fee representation.

You can read more about NHS data breach compensation claims on our separate advice page here.

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

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