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Healthpointe Medical Group Data Breach Class Action Investigation

by | Sep 1, 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 Healthpointe Medical Group, Inc. (“Healthpointe”), potentially including sensitive personal information and confidential personal health information, including Social Security numbers.

 

WHAT HAPPENED?

On August 30, 2021, Healthpointe reported that it experienced a data security incident on July 7, 2021 whereby “an unauthorized actor gained access to Healthpointe’s systems and removed certain files and folders.”[1] After roughly two week, on July 21, 2021, Healthpointe completed its review and determined that patients’ sensitive information was included in the impacted files.[2]

 

WHAT INFORMATION WAS EXPOSED IN THE DATA BREACH?

On its website, Healthpointe posted a notice about the data breach.  Notably, Healthpointe noted on its website that the data breach included the following information,

  • Name;
  • Clinical information, such as diagnosis, lab results, medications, or treatment information;
  • Demographic information; and,
  • Medical claim information.[3]

Additionally, Healthpointe reported to the California Office of the Attorney General that the following information was included in the data breach,

  • Name;
  • Address; and,
  • Social Security Number.[4]

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF THE HEALTHPOINTE 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 Healthpointe 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.healthpointe.net/data-event/

[2] Id.

[3] Id.

[4] https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/Healthpointe%20-%20Sample%20Notice.pdf