The Lyon Firm Files Class Action Talbert House Data Breach Lawsuit
Alongside other data privacy attorneys, The Lyon Firm has filed a class action data breach lawsuit following a recent cyberattack that targeted the personal information of Cincinnati’s Talbert House employees, patients, clients, partners, and other third parties.
According to Talbert House, around 45,000 individuals have been impacted by a cybersecurity event discovered on June 11, 2021. Information compromised in the Talbert House Data Breach includes clients’ names, mailing addresses, medical information, and health insurance information. Talbert House’s employees have potentially had their Social Security Numbers, driver’s license numbers, and financial account information stolen.
The Lyon Firm is currently involved in numerous data privacy class action suits on behalf of data theft victims nationwide. When companies and other entities are negligent in protecting the personal information of clients and employees, they may be held accountable.
Talbert House Lawsuit
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has outlined detailed guides for businesses, helping them implement reasonable data security practices. Data security should be factored into all business decision-making, according to the FTC.
The federal guidelines carefully outline how businesses should protect personal customer information, properly dispose of personal data that is no longer needed, encrypt information stored on internal computer networks, and fully understand their network’s vulnerabilities.
When personal data is stolen in cyberattacks, phishing and ransomware events, the information may forever be in the hands of data thieves and additional third parties. With a variety of information accessed in data breach incidents, cybercriminals can commit a variety of crimes, including identity theft, medical identity theft and financial fraud.
Talbert House plaintiffs are filing claims against the organization for a failure to protect their information, leaving them at future risk of fraud and identity theft. The plaintiffs claim loss of time, emotional distress and out of pocket costs for credit monitoring and other anti-fraud measures.