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Over a doctor’s shoulder we see a spreadsheet of medical data on a vulnerable hospital computer.

Western Washington Medical Group Data Breach Investigation

The Lyon Firm is investigating data theft claims after the Western Washington Medical Group gave notice to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights about a Hacking\IT Security Incident that allegedly impacted over 350,000 individuals.

The individuals with various personal and medical data compromised will soon receive data breach notification letters from the healthcare entity regarding the incident. Not all the specifics of the breach have been divulged at this time, and an investigation is ongoing. Protected health information is thought to have been accessed and stolen from company networks.

The Western Washington Medical Group is a medical practice based in Everett, Washington. The group has served the community for over 30 years. The group has over 100 healthcare providers who focus on both primary and specialty care across various clinics, and offer a broad spectrum of medical services and specialties including Family Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Imaging Center, Lab Services, Nephrology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Orthopedic, Sports, Spine & Hand Services, Physical Medicine – Physiatry, Podiatry, Psychology, Pulmonary, Rheumatology, Sleep Care / CPAP, Sleep Medicine, and Spine Surgery.

If you have been contacted by the medical group about the data security event, feel free to reach out to our data breach lawyers. We are currently involved in a wide range of data privacy litigation, and represent plaintiffs in all fifty states. We believe any entity that collects and stores your personal data has a duty to protect it, and should they fail to build and maintain a properly secure network, they may be held accountable.

Following a data theft incident, it is important for victims to take steps to protect themselves from an increased risk of fraud and identity theft. There has been a huge increase in medical identity theft cases in the last few years, and our attorneys can assist you recover compensation. Learn more about class action data breach lawsuits and discuss whether you are eligible to file a Western Washington Medical data breach claim.