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Health & Medical Data Breach Claims

The health and medical sector handles some of our most sensitive and confidential information.


If you have been the victim of a medical data breach, we can help.

Get justice for a health or medical data breach violation

 

As patients, we expect our confidential medical data to be taken care of. But the UK health sector accounts for nearly half of all data breaches.

Moreover, as our health and social care system becomes increasingly digital, there are concerns that the robust protections required are simply not in place.

Our healthcare sector does a fantastic job, often under very challenging circumstances. But data privacy is often being treated as an after-thought.

No one wants to sue the NHS, but sometimes making a claim is the only way to force improvements in patient security. It’s also worth mentioning that the NHS is insured against compensation claims.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN A VICTIM OF A MEDICAL DATA BREACH – WE CAN HELP YOU MAKE A NO-WIN, NO-FEE CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION.

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation, assessment of your case.

Our current health & medical actions

Transform Hospital Group

Transform Hospital Group

In December 2020, UK cosmetic surgery provider Transform Hospital Group Ltd., also known as The Hospital Group, admitted that it had been hit by a ransomware data security attack. This incident resulted in the theft of extremely sensitive customer data.

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doctor using a computer

Hammersmith Medicines Research

The Maze ransomware group attacked the computer systems of Hammersmith Medicines Research (HMR) – a company which performs early clinical trials of drugs and vaccines. The criminal group had previously promised not to attack medical organisations during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Why claim medical data breach compensation?

Hold the healthcare provider to account for failing to protect your private information.

 

Receive financial compensation for your losses.

 

Force the healthcare sector to implement better data security.

Examples of health & medical data breaches

 
The ICO has investigated the following health & medical data breaches. If the ICO finds an organisation guilty of data protection offences, it can issue financial penalties and prosecutions.

We can make medical data breach claims against:

Why use Keller Lenkner UK to make a data breach, GDPR violation, or cybercrime claim?

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Your questions answered

See our answers to the FAQs we get asked about healthcare data breaches.
 

Almost 300 patients involved in an NHS data breach

NHS Highland patients have been involved in a serious medical data breach. The health board has admitted that the details of 284 patients were sent to 31 people. The data breached includes patients’ contact details, their date of birth and name of their clinic. According to NHS Highland, no other medical information was compromised.

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What can you claim for?

While each case is judged on its own merits, there are some things we would typically look for when it comes to when claiming compensation following a data breach, cybercrime or other GDPR violation:

Financial loses

With stolen data, cybercriminals can make purchases using your bank and credit cards, apply for credit in your name, set up fraudulent bank accounts and access your existing online accounts.

Distress

GDPR failures, cybercrime and data breaches can have a significant impact on you, both mentally and physically. They can cause or exacerbate anxiety, stress and other psychological conditions.

Loss of privacy

Your data has value, and organisations must be held to account if they fail to protect your right to data privacy or otherwise do not uphold your GDPR rights.
 

How to protect yourself following a data breach or cybercrime

  • Contact your bank or credit card provider immediately if your financial data has been exposed.
  • Check all bills and emails for goods or services you have not ordered.
  • Check your bank account for unfamiliar transactions.
  • Alert your bank or credit card provider immediately if there is any suspicious activity.
  • Monitor your credit score for any unexpected dips.
  • Call Credit, Experian and Equifax to ensure credit isn’t taken out in your name.
  • Never provide your PIN or full password to anyone (even someone claiming to be from your bank).
  • Never been pressured into moving money to another account for fraud reasons. A legitimate bank won’t ask you to do this.
  • Follow the security instructions provided by the organisation that breached your data.
  • Never automatically click on any suspicious links or downloads in emails or texts.
  • Don’t assume an email or phone call is authentic just because someone has your details.
  • Be careful who you trust – criminals often use scare tactics to try and trick you into revealing your security details.
  • Know that, even if you recognise a name or number, it might not be genuine.
  • Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision. A trustworthy organisation would never force you to make a financial transaction on the spot.
  • Never provide your full password, pin or security code to someone over the phone (or via message). If a bank believes a transaction has been fraudulent, they will not ask for this information to cancel the transaction.
  • Listen to your instincts and ask questions if something feels “off”.
  • Refuse requests for personal or financial information and stop discussions if you are at all unsure.
  • Contact your bank or financial service provider on a number you know and trust to check if a communication is genuine.
  • Be cautious of unsolicited communications that refer you to a web page asking for personal data.
  • Don’t accept friend requests from people you don’t know on social media.
  • Review your online privacy settings.
  • Report suspected fraud attempts to the police and Action Fraud.
  • Register with the Cifas protective registration service to slow down credit applications made in your name.
  • Change your passwords regularly and use a different password for every account (a password manager can help with this).
  • Protect your devices with up-to-date internet security software.

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