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 Barlow Respiratory Hospital including the patients’ names, contact information, dates of birth, Social Security Numbers, driver’s license number, medical record numbers, treatment information, diagnosis information, dates of service, provider names, financial account information and/or health insurance information. Barlow Respiratory Hospital operates three locations in Southern California: Barlow Respiratory Hospital at PIH Health Hospital Whittier in Whittier, California; Barlow Respiratory Hospital at Valley Presbyterian (VPH) in Van Nuys, California; and Barlow Respiratory Hospital Main Campus in Los Angeles, California.
According to its website, Barlow Respiratory Hospital experienced a data breach on August 27, 2021 whereby an unauthorized party removed patient files from Barlow Respiratory Hospital’s system until September 21, 2021. Despite the data breach beginning on August 27, 2021, Barlow Respiratory Hospital waited until December 30, 2021 to start notifying its patients of the data breach.
WHAT INFORMATION WAS INVOLVED IN THE DATA BREACH
According to Barlow Respiratory Hospital, the following patient information was removed from its system during the data breach:
- Contact information,
- Dates of birth,
- Social Security numbers,
- Driver’s license numbers,
- Medical records numbers,
- Treatment information,
- Diagnosis information,
- Dates of service,
- Provider names,
- Financial account information, and/or,
- Health insurance information.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF THE BARLOW RESPIRATORY HOSPITAL 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 responding to the Barlow Respiratory Hospital 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.