Forefront Dermatology Possibly Hacked – 2.4 million records exposed

If you have been a patient or employee at Forefront Dermatology, you may have been negatively affected by a data breach of the IT systems that contains patient and employee information.  According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, there were 2,413,553 individuals affected by this breach. 

The allegedly exposed information includes “patient names, addresses, date of birth, patient account numbers, health insurance plan member ID numbers, healthcare provider names, and/or medical and clinical treatment information among other sensitive data.”

Patients were likely required to share their personal and sensitive information in order to receive their healthcare or work for Forefront Dermatology.  In turn, Forefront Dermatology owes a duty to protect this information.  However, Forefront Dermatology may have failed to honor this duty when it allegedly allowed cybercriminals to access the information in these sensitive files. 

During this time, patients’ sensitive information has been exposed to cybercriminals and may soon be, it not already, fraudulently used.  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 discover your legal options.