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South Denver Cardiology Associates Data Breach Investigation

South Denver Cardiology Associates recently announced that an unauthorized person gained access to its networks between January 2, 2022 and January 5, 2022.  During that time, files stored on its system were accessed by an unauthorized third party. The sensitive personal information  contained in the patients files that were accessed consisted of sensitive personal and protected health information, such as patient names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, patient account numbers, health insurance information, and clinical information, such as physician names, dates, and types of service, and diagnoses. The South Denver Cardiology Associates data breach has affected the sensitive personal and health information of approximately 287,652 individuals.

If you recently received a notice of Data Breach letter from South Denver Cardiology Associates, your sensitive personal information may have been exposed to cybercriminals. See Notice to Our Patients of Privacy Incident.

HEALTHCARE SECURITY BREACH

 The rise of healthcare ransomware data breach incidents has left patients records vulnerable to stolen medical records and identity theft.  With the rise of electronically stored medical records and personal information, health care entities must ensure that they employ industry standard best practices in their data security measures specifically aimed at protecting their patients’ sensitive personal and health information.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

If you would like to have a free, confidential consultation with an attorney to learn more about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to the South Denver Cardiology Associates Data Breach, please contact Hellmuth & Johnson attorney Nathan Prosser at (952) 746-2124, or email at nprosser@hjlawfirm.com.

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Nathan D. Prosser
Phone: 952-746-2124
nprosser@hjlawfirm.com

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