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large medical healthcare data breaches
August 10, 2020

Healthcare cyberattacks: compensation claim advice

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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By Matt
data breaches in the healthcare sector
July 07, 2020

Data breaches in the healthcare sector: compensation advice

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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By Matt
GDPR Regulations deleting information
June 01, 2020

Deleting information and compensation claims

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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By Matt
medical data
May 04, 2020

Medical data leak compensation claims

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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By Matt
large medical healthcare data breaches
April 14, 2020

Medical data breach compensation claims

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.

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By Matt
February 17, 2020

NHS cybersecurity claims

We can represent victims for NHS cybersecurity claims. We can offer No Win, No Fee representation, which is important in today’s increasingly digitalised age.

The NHS is a huge target for hackers given that they do not always have the resources in place to be able to fend off attacks. As we saw with the 2017 WannaCry incident where malware specifically targeted older and more outdated systems, the NHS was hit hard.

Victims should never suffer in silence. We fight for the rights of victims for NHS data breach compensation claims that arise from cybersecurity problems.

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By Matt
medical data
January 28, 2020

Compensation for inappropriate access to medical records

When there has been an incident of the inappropriate access to medical records that belong to you, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation with us on a No Win, No Fee basis.

This is a type of case that we deal with commonly. One of the group actions we’re also representing people for is for the Greater Manchester incident where mass snooping was identified.

For the victims, this kind of misuse of personal and sensitive information can be devastating. This can especially be the case when the person who has accessed the information knows the victim, which is commonly the case.

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By Matt
medical data
September 23, 2019

Greater Manchester NHS patients compensation for improper medical records access

If you’re one of the 2,000 or so Greater Manchester NHS patients whose medical records have been accessed inappropriately, you may be entitled to make a claim for NHS data breach compensation.

The Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust has written to patients affected by this scandal. An investigation that followed a complaint revealed that thousands of people’s medical records had been accessed by a number of NHS employees without need or authority to do so.

Across an 18-month period, some records had been subject to a single access event, whereas others had been accessed on a number of occasions. It’s yet to be confirmed which staff are responsible for the access events as well.

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By Matt
nurse snooping medical records
June 19, 2019

Nurse caught snooping on medical records receives suspension

A 12-month suspension has been handed to a senior nurse caught snooping on medical records during the course of her employment with University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.

It’s understood that a total of 13 charges were brought against Carol Ann Rodda who was found to have been improperly accessing records over a period of nine months. The data she accessed included that of family members and colleagues.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has had to deal with a number of cases where healthcare staff have been caught snooping on medical records. It can be a common problem, and it’s one where the victims can be entitled to make a claim for data breach compensation.

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By Matt
Ticketmaster data breach compensation
September 07, 2016

We’re still taking on cases for the Blackpool NHS data breach

An NHS Trust in Blackpool was fined £185,000 when confidential details of staff members were posted online. On top of the breach itself, The Trust also failed to take proper action on the data breach for almost a year.

The information that was posted online by The Trust included names, birth dates, and national insurance numbers, along with other information like sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious beliefs, and pay scales. The information that was posted was of 6,574 both past and present employees.
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By Matt
data breaches in the healthcare sector
August 26, 2016

NHS data sharing programme terminated – a good thing?

A data sharing project called “care.data” was a scheme that allowed GP and hospital data to be stored and shared within the NHS, and possibly with third parties as well. It was supposed to launch in 2014 but has been heavily delayed due to privacy concerns.

Now, the project is being terminated all together, thanks to the Department of Health in England.

So, with all the NHS breaches and leaks – with medical breaches still being far ahead of the tables in terms of breaches by sector – is this a good thing? Have we just dodged a huge data breach bullet?
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By Matt

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