Are you a patient or health plan member of Presbyterian Healthcare Services? If so, your personal 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 Presbyterian Healthcare Services 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, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, which operates a network of eight hospitals in New Mexico in addition to a health plan, has informed almost 200,000 patients and plan members that its systems were breached sometime around May 9, 2019, and email accounts were exposed that contained “patient and/or health plan member names and might have contained dates of birth, Social Security numbers and clinical and/or health plan information.”
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.