One of Florida’s largest orthopedic providers faces class-action lawsuit after data breach
Is it possible to have a data breach and NOT get sued these days? It doesn’t seem so. Jackie Callaway reports:
One of Florida’s largest orthopedic providers is facing a class-action lawsuit after hackers stole personal information from potentially thousands of patients.
Attorney John Yanchunis of Morgan & Morgan filed the lawsuit against the Florida Orthopedic Institute, seeking at least $99 million on behalf of patients and former patients citing a “failure to properly secure and safeguard protected health information,” according to the complaint filed June 30.
Read more on ABC Action News. This incident is not yet up on HHS’s public breach tool, so we don’t know how many patients may have been impacted. The entity reported to Massachusetts that 731 Massachusetts residents were impacted by the incident.
Denise Kwiatkowski - July 4, 2020
Why havent I, as a patient be notified and included in lawsuit yet I get a letter from Florida orthopaedic in the mail yesterday notifying me of the breach?