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UNM Health Data Breach

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UNM Health Data Privacy Lawsuit

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UNM Health has begun sending out data breach notification letters after discovering that an unauthorized third party gained access to its network, potentially compromising large amounts of patients’ personal data.

The security breach was allegedly discovered on June 4 and an investigation was launched to determine the full extent of the UNM data breach.

UNM Health has said in a statement that systems were accessed on May 2, 2021 by a hacker and patient files from UNM Hospital, UNM Medical Group and UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center were potentially compromised. Leaked data may include the following:

  • Names
  • Addresses
  • Dates of birth
  • Medical record numbers
  • Patient identification numbers
  • Health insurance information
  • Clinical information
  • Social Security numbers

UNM Health started sending breach notification letters to individuals on August 3, 2021, and credit monitoring and identity theft protection services are being offered to those impacted with a Social Security number exposed.

The breach report submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights reports that over 637,000 patients have been impacted by the breach, one of the largest healthcare data breaches so far in 2021, and the single largest data breach reported by a New Mexico healthcare organization.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated class action data theft attorney, currently involved in several data breach cases nationwide. Call now to join a class action and to learn more about how to protect your personal 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.