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METRO INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONSULTANTS DATA BREACH INVESTIGATION

by | Aug 26, 2021 | Firm News

Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, a law firm experienced in data breach cases, is investigating claims on behalf of victims of a data breach involving data entrusted to Metro Infectious Disease Consultants (“MIDC”), including sensitive personal information and confidential personal health/clinical information, including Social Security numbers.

 

WHAT HAPPENED?

On June 24, 2021, Metro Infectious Disease Consultants learned that unauthorized actors accessed certain of MIDC’s employees’ emails accounts.[1]  “MIDC is notifying all potentially impacted individuals for whom it has a valid mailing address and has arranged for complimentary identity protection and credit monitoring services for these individuals whose Social Security number or driver’s license numbers were impacted.”[2] MIDC reported the data breach to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services on August 16, 2021, almost two months after the data incident.[3]

WHAT INFORMATION WAS EXPOSED IN THE DATA BREACH?

Metro Infectious Disease Consultants’ data breach potentially exposed,

  • name,
  • address,
  • date of birth,
  • account number,
  • insurance information,
  • prescription information,
  • limited clinical information,
  • Social Security number, and,
  • Driver’s license number.[4]

According to Metro Infectious Disease Consultants’ reporting to HHS, roughly 171,740 individuals were impacted by the Data Breach.[5]

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF THE METRO INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONSULTANTS 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 Metro Infectious Disease Consultants 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://midcusa.com/privacy-incident/

[2] Id.

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

[4] https://midcusa.com/privacy-incident/

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