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University Medical Center Southern Nevada Data Breach

The Lyon Firm is investigating a reported University Medical Center Southern Nevada (UMC) data breach that may have exposed some employee and patient protected health information (PHI) of around 1.3 million patients.

The UMC Las Vegas, Nevada medical center suffered a cyberattack in mid-June which left the hospital with “intermittent computer login issues.” An investigation then discovered that the “suspicious activity” was caused by hackers who they believe accessed a server used to store patient data.

Joe Lyon is an experienced class action data breach attorney filing security breach and data privacy lawsuits nationwide on behalf of data theft victims. Call for a free consultation and to learn more about the University Medical Center Southern Nevada data breach compensation.

University Medical Center Southern Nevada Data Breach

Experts have now determined that certain files on the University Medical Center Southern Nevada IT servers were compromised, with sensitive files containing personally identifiable information (PII), including protected health information (PHI), possibly including the following:

  • Names
  • Addresses
  • Dates of birth
  • Social Security numbers
  • Clinical history
  • Diagnosis, test results
  • Financial information
  • Health insurance numbers

Healthcare Data Breach Lawsuits

With the rise of healthcare facility hacks, millions of patients and employees are left vulnerable to identity theft and future fraud. A huge number of hospitals and healthcare companies have reported medical record data breaches, and although it may not be known exactly what threat actors may be doing with your medical data, patient’s financial data and personal health information can be sold and used for criminal purposes.

With the rise of electronic medical data storage in place of old paper files, there are more and more instances of healthcare security breach incidents and subsequent class action data breach lawsuits.

The Lyon Firm is currently involved in several class action healthcare data breach cases and is accepting new cases nationwide. Contact us to learn more about personal privacy and potential legal action.

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