Are you a patient of Florida Orthopaedic Institute? 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 Florida Orthopaedic Institute (“FOI”) 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, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, which is one of the largest orthopedic groups in Florida, informed patients on June 19, 2020, that its systems were breached by a ransomware attack sometime around April 9, 2020, and patients’ personal information was exposed, including “names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, medical information related to appointment times, physician locations, diagnosis codes, payment amounts, insurance plan identification numbers, payer identification numbers, claims addresses, and/or FOI claims history.”
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.