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Any unauthorised access of medical records can constitute a breach of the GDPR. That can allow a victim whose information has been misused or exposed to claim compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.
We can usually tell you quickly if your case is one that we can pursue for you. The best place to start is to contact us for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.
Any unauthorised access of medical records can constitute a breach of the GDPR. Whilst ease of access to information in the healthcare industry is incredibly important to make sure that patient care standards are upheld, it is equally important for organisations to make sure that their systems are secure to prevent inappropriate access to information.
If such an event takes place, that can be a breach of the GDPR that the organisation could be responsible for. An organisation can be vicariously liable for the negligence of an employee which means that any victim of such a data breach could pursue the organisation for damages.
When it comes to healthcare data breach compensation matters, it is not uncommon for us to recover damages in excess of £10,000 given the nature of the sensitive data involved. The context of the breach is also important to consider, and it can be worse knowing that the person who accessed our information is someone that we know.
Any breach of the GDPR of this nature could also result in the UK’s data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), issuing prosecutions against individuals. They could face criminal records and court costs as well as victim surcharge costs if found guilty.
When it comes to pursuing data breach compensation, make sure that you contact our team for free, no-obligation legal advice about starting a case here now.
When it comes to healthcare data breach examples, there have been many that we have helped people with which have included events of authorised access of medical records. In terms of access events, one of the most infamous was that of the Greater Manchester NHS Hospitals Trust issues from a few years ago. The Trust was forced to write to almost 2,000 patients to inform them that several staff members had been inappropriately accessing healthcare records. We took on a number of cases and have been pursuing damages for victims affected.
One of the most infamous healthcare data breach examples is that of the 56 Dean Street Clinic Leak that took place in 2015. In that particular matter, some 800 people had their very sensitive HIV status leaked due to a simple email error that was completely avoidable.
If you have been affected by an incident involving the unauthorised access of medical records for you, you could be entitled to pursue data breach compensation now. If we believe that there is a case to proceed with, we can represent you for a legal claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.
The first place to start to find out if we can help you is to contact us for free, no-obligation legal help here now.