Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, a law firm experienced in data breach class action cases, is investigating claims on behalf of patient victims of a data breach involving data entrusted to Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County (“OADC”).
On or about March 5, 2021, OADC publicized that it was aware of suspicious activity relating to its patients’ sensitive information. It was determined that an unauthorized party gained access to OADC systems on or about March 1, 2021. Some systems were encrypted, and certain files were viewed and/or removed. It is unknown how many patient files were removed or viewed during the breach.[i]
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THE OADC BREACH?
In a Notice of Data Breach letter sent to the Office of the Vermont Attorney General on May 4, 2021, ODAC stated that the breach involved patients’ “name, address, telephone number, email address, emergency contact, guarantor, patient identification number, medical record number, diagnosis information, health insurance number and other health insurance information, payment details, dates of birth, Social Security number, and treatment information.”[ii] This is a broad range of sensitive patient information that was potentially disclosed in the OADC’s data breach.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF THE BREACH?
If you would like to have a free, confidential consultation with an attorney to learn more about your rights and potential legal remedies, please contact Markovits, Stock & DeMarco attorney Terry Coates at (513) 651-3700, email us at [email protected], or submit a Case Evaluation request through the form below.