Hellmuth & Johnson, a law firm with extensive data breach class action experience, is actively investigating claims on behalf of patient victims of a data breach involving data entrusted to DuPage Medical Group. If you recently received a data breach notice letter from DuPage Medical Group, it is possible that your personal medical information has been compromised and is being sold on the dark web.
DuPage Medical Group (DMG) announced that it suffered a data breach by “unauthorized actors” on July 12-13, 2021, that affected files containing personal and health information of its patients, including names, addresses, dates of birth, treatment information and potentially more information that has not yet been disclosed. Some patients social security numbers may have also been leaked to the unauthorized actors. The July 12-13 data breach also caused disruption to DMG’s network systems and is reported to be the largest health-related data breach in Illinois so far this year.
WHAT DATA IS INVOLVED?
The DuPage Medical Group data breach notice indicates that the investigation determined that sensitive personal and healthcare information may have been subject to unauthorized access, including:
- Dates of Birth
- Diagnosis Codes
- CPT Codes
- Treatment Dates
- Social Security Numbers
HOW MANY PATIENTS ARE IMPACTED BY THE BREACH?
It has been reported that approximately 600,000 individual patients’ personal and healthcare data has been affected by the data breach.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU RECEIVED A NOTICE LETTER OF THE BREACH?
If you would like to have a free, confidential consultation with an attorney to discuss your legal rights, please contact Hellmuth & Johnson attorney Nathan Prosser at (952) 941-4005, or email at [email protected].