Patients increasingly suing hospitals over data breaches

Jeff Lagasse reports:

Industries are increasingly being sued by consumers for data breaches, but the sector with the biggest litigation increase is healthcare, according to new findings from the law firm BakerHostetler.

In fact, healthcare comprises 23% of lawsuits due to data breaches. The next highest after that is business and professional services at 17%, followed by finance and insurance (15%), education (12%) and manufacturing (10%).

In all, 23 data breach incidents resulted in one or more lawsuits; 58 lawsuits were filed overall, with 43 of them filed against healthcare organizations.

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