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Broward Health Data Breach Investigation

by | Jan 3, 2022 | 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 North Broward Hospital District d/b/a Broward Health including the patient’s name, date of birth, address, phone number, financial or bank account information, Social Security number, insurance information and account number, medical information including history, condition, treatment and diagnosis, medical record number, driver’s license number and email address.[1] Broward Health is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 

WHAT HAPPENED?

According to the information Broward Health provided the Maine Attorney General, Broward Health an intruder gained access to Broward Health’s network on October 15, 2021. Broward Health did not discover the breach until October 19, 2021. Notably, Broward Health’s notice to people impacted by the data breach stated, “We are alerting you to this situation now that the involvement of your personal medical information has been confirmed.” Additionally, Broward Health stated “The personal information was exfiltrated, or removed, from Broward Health’s systems…..”

 

HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE IMPACTED BY BROWARD HEALTH’S DATA BREACH?

Approximately 1,357,879 patients’ personal information was exfiltrated in the Broward Health data breach.

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF THE BROWARD HEALTH 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 Broward Health 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://apps.web.maine.gov/online/aeviewer/ME/40/88826ba0-148a-468d-9a86-5528850896fa.shtml