Bricker Eckler TriHealth Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit Filed
The Lyon Firm has filed a class action lawsuit against TriHealth, a domestic non-profit corporation headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio for its failure to protect clients’ personal identification information, sensitive financial information, and private medical information.
Bricker and Eckler, a law firm, was hired by TriHealth to perform legal work on its behalf and Bricker was provided access to the compromised Sensitive Information. Bricker’s computer network was compromised in a ransomware attack, in which Information was accessed and stolen. As a result, thousands of individuals are now at risk for identity theft, and are encouraged to closely monitor bank accounts and credit reports.
Data that may compromised includes the following:
- Email address
- Phone number
- Date of birth
- Bank Account Numbers
- Social Security Numbers
- Driver’s License Numbers
Bricker reportedly sent notification of the cyberattack in February 2021, regarding the data breach which occurred during a two week period in January.
Healthcare providers like TriHealth that collect and store their patients’ personal information have a duty to properly safeguard that information and ensure it remains private. The lawsuit alleges that not only did TriHealth fail to protect personal data, they did not disclose to its patients that it made unauthorized disclosure of patients’ Sensitive Information to its counsel, Bricker and Eckler.
The Lyon Firm is experienced in handling class action data breach cases, and has filed data theft lawsuits nationwide on behalf of plaintiffs nationwide. Contact our lawyers for a free Bricker and Eckler TriHealth data breach case review.
Bricker & Eckler TriHealth Class Action
Under Ohio law, a healthcare provider may not disclose personal information about a patient without prior express written consent. Such a law stands whether the medical provider intentionally leaks information or experiences a security breach.
Ransomware attacks, and healthcare data breach incidents are more and more common, however, they are preventable. Because TriHealth allegedly failed to establish or maintain a strong cybersecurity program to prevent ransomware attacks, and unable to protect against foreseeable security threats, they are legally responsible for the subsequent damages.
Individuals affected by the TriHealth Data Breach are now at risk of fraud and identity theft. Cybercriminals can use personal data for a variety of crimes, including credit card fraud, and bank fraud. With a leaked social security number they may file fraudulent tax returns, rent a house, or even obtain a job assuming a victim’s name. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported almost 400,000 cases of identity theft in the United States in a recent year.
If you have received notification of a data breach that affects your sensitive personal information, contact The Lyon Firm to review. You may be eligible to join an existing class action and receive just compensation.