Cyberattack of New York Hospitals
A recent cyberattack of New York hospitals has resulted in compromised patient data. Three separate facilities in the Hudson Valley – HealthAlliance Hospital, Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center, were targeted in a cyberattack that that allowed hackers access to patients’ private information for two months. It was determined that hackers were able access the information from August 18 to October 13.
According to a statement from HealthAlliance, “The information involved varied by patient, but may have included names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, diagnoses, lab results, medications, and other treatment information, health insurance information, provider names, dates of treatment, and/or financial information.”
Letters to patients that may been involved in this incident have recently been sent.
If you receive a data breach notification from either of these companies, or from another company about a data breach, it is essential you understand what is at risk and what you can do about it.
From hospitals, healthcare providers, government services, to insurance companies, proper precautions and training have not been made to secure these records. Once public, your information is out there for everyone to see. McShane & Brady is fighting to hold those responsible accountable.
McShane & Brady is one of the leading firms in the nation litigating these causes of action.
If you or someone you know has been affected by this recent cyberattack of New York hospitals, please call our office at 816-888-8010, or contact us via our website at https://mcshanebradylaw.com/data-breach-lawyers-in-kansas-city/.