Keller Rohrback Investigates Data Breach Involving 2.2 Million 21st Century Oncology Patients
Keller Rohrback L.L.P. is investigating recent reports of a large data breach of patient information from the Florida-based healthcare provider 21st Century Oncology. Reports indicate that approximately 2.2 million current and former patients may have had their information exposed, including their names, Social Security numbers, physician’s names, medical diagnoses, treatment information as well as insurance information.
According to the company’s press release, on November 13, 2015 the FBI notified 21st Century Oncology that a third party hacker illegally accessed the provider database on or around October 3, 2015, but asked 21st Century to delay notification until March 4, 2016 to avoid interfering with its federal investigation. Now that the request for delay is over, 21st Century is notifying those patients whose information may have been accessed.
21st Century Oncology operates 145 cancer treatment centers in the United States, including: Alabama; Arizona; California; Florida; Indiana; Kentucky; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Nevada; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; Rhode Island; South Carolina; Washington; and West Virginia.
“It is particularly alarming that this massive data breach compromised hard-to-change Social Security numbers and the highly sensitive medical information of oncology patients,” said Keller Rohrback attorney Amy Hanson.
If you are concerned that your personal information was breached and would like to know more about your rights, please contact attorneys Gretchen Freeman Cappio or Amy Hanson at (800) 315-0177 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keller Rohrback is a leader in representing patient, consumer and employee victims of data breaches. Keller Rohrback has a long track-record of success with data breach litigation, including the Ninth Circuit case Krottner v. Starbucks, where the court held that the theft of a laptop containing employees’ personally identifiable information sufficed to confer Article III standing on plaintiffs.
The firm serves in leadership roles in the Sony Data Breach case, currently pending in the Central District of California, as well as in the VTech Electronics and Experian data breach cases. In addition, Keller Rohrback also represents plaintiffs in the Target consumer litigation, as well as the data breach cases pending against Anthem Inc., Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, and Medical Informatics Engineering.
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