Bayhealth Medical Center, Inc. reports data breach with over 17,000 patients

If you have been a patient at Bayhealth Medical Center, Inc. you may have been negatively affected by a data breach of the IT systems that contains patient information.  According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, there were 17,481 individuals affected by this breach.


The allegedly exposed information includes “first and last name, address, accounts receivable balance and information regarding payments made to accounts, and, in some cases, date of birth, Social Security number, and health insurance and medical treatment information.”


Patients were likely required to share their personal and sensitive information in order to receive their healthcare at Bayhealth Medical Center.  In turn, this healthcare institution owes a duty to protect this information.  However, this medical center failed to honor this duty when it allegedly allowed unauthorized users to access the information in these sensitive files.


During this time, patients’ sensitive information has likely 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.