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The Lyon Firm is actively involved in healthcare data breach lawsuits nationwide
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Investigating Massachusetts Advocates data breach claims

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The Lyon Firm is investigating a potential class action data breach lawsuit on behalf of Advocates victims in Massachusetts and nationwide. Our data privacy attorneys are actively involved in a wide variety of data theft cases, and offer free and confidential consultations. Contact us to seek justice and compensation.

Advocates, a nonprofit operating out of Framingham, Massachusetts, which provides services for people facing autism, brain injuries, addiction, aging, and mental health challenges, has started notifying more than 68,000 individuals of a September 2021 data breach.

The Advocates data breach impacted employees, as well as individuals who received services at Advocates. In October, it was confirmed that an unauthorized actor accessed and obtained data, that may have included the following:

  • Names
  • Addresses
  • Birth dates
  • Social Security numbers
  • Client identification numbers
  • Health insurance information
  • Medical treatment information


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    Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

    The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


    The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

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    Compensation for Victims

    Why are Data Breach Cases important?

    Without data breach class actions, large corporate defendants would be able to cause small amounts of harm over a large group of individuals without any risk of monetary penalty.

    Holding companies accountable for poor cybersecurity and data theft incidents helps ensure that consumers are better protected in the future. 


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    protect your personal data

    What should you do following a data breach?

    Have you received a data breach notification letter indicating your personal  information may have been compromised? Following a data breach incident, victims should consider talking to a legal expert, and move quickly to take the following steps to help prevent identity theft and fraud:

    • Confirm the data breach by contacting the “breached” company
    • Learn exactly what kind of personal data was compromised
    • Monitor your accounts for fraudulent activity
    • Change your logins and passwords
    • Keep a detailed record of suspicious activity
    • Contact your bank and cancel credit cards if they have been leaked
    • Stay alert for signs of future identity theft
    • Sign up for a credit monitoring service