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CAREPOINTE ENT DATA BREACH CLASS ACTION INVESTIGATION

by | Aug 24, 2021 | Firm News

Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, a law firm experienced in handling data breach cases around the country, is investigating claims on behalf of victims of a data breach involving data entrusted to CarePointe Ear, Nose and Throat “ENT” by its customers/patients, including sensitive personal information and confidential personal health information. CarePointe ENT is located in Merrillville, Indiana.

 

WHAT HAPPENED?

On August 24, 2021, it was reported that CarePointe ENT experienced a security breach on June 25, 2021.[1] “Hackers encrypted the personal information of patients at Merrillville-based CarePointe ENT.”[2]

 

WHAT INFORMATION WAS EXPOSED IN THE DATA BREACH?

Certain news outlets are reporting that CarePointe ENT’s Data Breach potentially included protected health information such as,

  • Patient Names,
  • Addresses,
  • Dates of Birth,
  • Social Security numbers,
  • Medical insurance information, and
  • Related information about their health.[3]

Social Security numbers and personal health information is some of the most sensitive personal information.

 

HOW MANY INDIVIDUALS WERE IMPACTED BY THE DATA BREACH?

CarePointe ENT reported that the breach impacted 48,742 individuals.[4]

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF THE

CAREPOINTE ENT DATA BREACH?

 

If you would like to have a free, confidential consultation with an attorney to learn more about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to the CarePointe ENT Data Breach, 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.

[1] https://www.nwitimes.com/business/local/region-medical-office-targeted-in-ransomware-attack/article_89d12c4b-4479-5209-8c67-a32d35f56654.html

[2] Id.

[3] Id.

[4] https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/breach/breach_report.jsf