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Community Medical Centers Data Breach Class Action Investigation

by | Nov 2, 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 Community Medical Centers., potentially including the following personal information: “first and last names, mailing addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, demographic information, and medical information.”[1] Community Medical Centers serves patients in the San Joaquin, Solano, and Yolo counties in Northern California.

 

WHAT HAPPENED?

“On October 10, 2021, Community Medical Centers (CMC) shut down many of its systems proactively after detecting unusual activity on the organization’s network.”[2] It “engaged third-party experts to assess and remediate the situation.”[3] Community Medical Centers first began notifying individuals affected by the data breach on October 26, 2021.[4]

 

WHAT INFORMATION WAS EXPOSED IN THE DATA BREACH?

On its website, Community Medical Centers posted a notice about the data breach stating that the following information was included in the data breach,

  • First and last names,
  • Mailing addresses,
  • Dates of birth,
  • Social Security Numbers,
  • Demographic information, and,
  • Medical information.[5]

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF THE COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTERS 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 Community Medical Centers 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.hipaajournal.com/more-than-650k-patients-of-community-medical-centers-notified-about-hacking-incident/

[2] http://www.communitymedicalcenters.org/News/update-on-recent-network-security-incident-2021

[3] Id.

[4] Id.

[5] Id.