Warren General Hospital Data Breach Investigation
The Lyon Firm is investigating Warren General Hospital data breach claims on behalf of the tens of thousands of current and former patients impacted by the IT security incident. Contact our data breach lawyers to discuss possible legal action and how to proceed following a data theft event. We provide free and confidential data privacy consultations.
What Happened at Warren General?
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights website, over 168,000 individuals may have had their personal data compromised in a “hacking/IT incident” on the hospital’s network server.
On September 24, 2023, Warren General Hospital discovered that they were targeted in a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information on its network servers may have been accessed and acquired. After an investigation, Warren General determined that an unauthorized actor may have had access to these sensitive files between September 15 and September 23, 2023.
On November 9, 2023, Warren General Hospital began sending out data breach notification letters and notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of personal information potentially compromised may include:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Financial account information
- Payment card information
- Health insurance claims information
- Medical information
About the Impacted Hospital
Warren General Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital located in Warren, Pennsylvania. The hospital offers numerous health care services, including family medicine, emergency care, surgery, rehabilitation, cancer care, and behavioral health services. In addition to the hospital, Warren also has a separate walk-in clinic.
If you have been contacted by Warren General about the data security incident, it is important to know what is at risk. When a data breach occurs, personal data can be used to engage in a number of fraudulent schemes, including medical identity theft. Call our legal team to learn more about your next steps in combating fraud and possible filing a class action claim to recover any potential losses.