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 incident involving data entrusted to Advocate Aurora Health, McLaren Health and Intermountain Healthcare.
Two security incidents occurred in April 2021 targeting Elekta, Inc. (“Elekta”), a third-party company entrusted by Advocate Aurora Health, McLaren Health and Intermountain Healthcare to manage highly sensitive patient personal health information used to coordinate delivery of radiation services and therapies to patients.
Upon learning of the data breach incident, Elekta temporarily suspended access to its cloud based data storage system and engaged a forensic investigator to investigate the nature and scope of the data breach incident. Elekta notified Advocate Aurora Health, McLaren Health and Intermountain Healthcare in May 2021, that patient sensitive personal health information was compromised by unauthorized persons.
The patient information that was accessed or stolen includes: patient’s firs and/or last name; social security number; street address; date of birth; height; weight; driver’s license number; medical diagnosis; medical treatment details; demographic information; health insurance information; appointment confirmations; and other patient information that each affected health care provider may have maintained with Elekta.
What should you do if you receive a notice of the data 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].