Have you been the victim of a data breach? Over the past decade, hundreds of companies have allowed social security numbers, credit card information, health records and other sensitive consumer data to fall into the hands of scammers. No business or industry has been immune from these types of cybercrimes, as hackers have targeted major retailers, financial institutions, health insurance companies, medical billing firms and others. Once private information has been obtained, hackers may sell or otherwise use the data, placing affected consumers at risk for identity theft and other crimes.
Companies have an obligation to keep their customers’ sensitive data safe, and when they fail to do so, those affected are entitled to seek redress in a court of law. Gilman Law LLP, a law firm with a long history of protecting consumer rights, is aggressively investigating data breach lawsuits on behalf of individuals whose personal data was put at risk by poor cybersecurity measures. If you were the victim of a data breach, please contact our attorneys today to ensure that your legal rights are protected. Do Not Delay as the Applicable Statute Of Limitations May Result in a Complete Bar to Your Claim Regardless Of Its Merit!
Compensation for Data Breach Victims
Data breaches are definitely on the rise. In 2014, Duo Security reported that there were 62% more data breaches in 2013 than there were in 2012. A recent Ponemon Institute survey estimated that 47% of all American adults had been affected by data breaches in 2013. While retailers are the most likely to be hit by hackers, healthcare data breaches are mounting, as such attacks have surged 125% since 2010.
If your personal information and financial well-being has been placed at risk by a cyber-hack, filing a data breach lawsuit is a powerful means of holding companies responsible for poor security. If successful, you may be able to obtain compensation for:
- Any unauthorized charges related to the breach
- Damage to credit
- Cost of credit monitoring
- Cost of replacement credit cards
- Time and expenses incurred to investigate
- Anxiety and emotional distress
- Unjust enrichment damages
- Increased risk of future harm
Gilman Law LLP is now investigating a number of major data breaches including:
CareFirst: The data of 1.1 million current and former members was stolen by hackers during a data breach that occurred in June 2014. The stolen information included members’ names, website user names, birth dates, email addresses and subscriber identification numbers. In August 2015, a proposed data breach class action lawsuit was filed in Maryland federal court on behalf of all CareFirst customers whose personal information was compromised in the cyberattack.
Medical Informatics Engineering Inc.: In late July 2015, a proposed class action lawsuit was filed against Medical Informatics Engineering Inc., a provider of electronic medical records, after the data of nearly 4 million Americans was stolen by computer hackers. The data breach class action, which is pending in California federal court, claims that the hackers were able to access personal information, including phone numbers, addresses, usernames and passwords, security questions and answers, lab results, medical conditions and more.
Intermedix Corp.: In August 2015, medical biller Intermedix Corp. was hit with a proposed class action lawsuit in Florida federal court following a data breach involving a former employee. The complaint alleges that Intermedix “failed to safeguard the sensitive personal information of potentially millions of emergency medical service patients, including their names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, dates of medical services, health insurance information, and other protected health information as defined by HIPAA.”
Call Now for Your Free Data Breach Lawsuit Consultation
If your social security number and other sensitive personal information was put at risk via a cyber-attack, please contact Gilman Law LLP today to ensure that your legal rights are protected. For a no-obligation evaluation of your potential data breach lawsuit, please fill out our free consultation form or call The Firm direct to speak with one of our attorneys at (888) 252-0048.