EmCare announced that a data breach exposed personal data for about 31,000 patients. EmCare’s systems were accessed through employee email accounts. The personal information hackers may have accessed includes patients date of birth, social security numbers, driver’s licenses, and clinical information.
EmCare provides emergency room staffing and billing for hospitals. In the course of its duties, EmCare is trusted with the personal information of patients. Unfortunately, EmCare has breached that trust. The personal information that hackers may have stolen could be used for a variety of crimes, including credit card fraud, phone or utilities fraud, banking or finance fraud, or government fraud. Moreover, a person whose personal information has been compromised may not see the full extent of the identity theft or fraud for years.
Disclosure of personal information is unlawful, and the attorneys at Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of victims of such disclosures. If you have been notified by EmCare that your data may have been exposed, please contact us immediately to discuss your legal options.