Are you an employee or patient of Centrelake Medical Group? If so, your personal information — including social security number and medical information — may have been accessed by unauthorized parties.
Medical patients are asked to entrust sensitive information to healthcare providers, and do so assuming that this information will be kept private and safe, as required by the law. Accordingly, businesses such as Centrelake Medical Group owe a duty to their patients to securely maintain that data in confidence — to use appropriate safeguards to prevent criminals from accessing this personal, private information.
Unfortunately, Centrelake Medical Group, a network of 8 medical imaging and oncology centers in California, has informed almost 200,000 current and former patients that its systems were breached on January 9, 2019, and servers were exposed that contained files that may have stored patients’ names, phone numbers, addresses, Social Security numbers, health insurance information, diagnoses, services performed, dates of service, medical record numbers, referring provider information, and driver’s license numbers.
Any potential data breach should be taken very seriously. Such a breach can result in fraud or identity theft. Here, personal information has fallen into the hands of criminals and may soon be, if it has not already been, used for fraudulent purposes.
Attorneys at Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP have successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of data breach victims. We are currently investigating this matter, as well as other data breaches. If you believe that your information may have been unlawfully accessed, please contact us to discuss your legal options.