Central Maine Orthopaedics has reported a possible data breach after the company determined that an unauthorized individual gained access to an employee’s email account in early November 2019. According to a company press release, the attacker may have been able to view a wide variety of patients’ protected health information related to the care they received as a patient at Central Maine Orthopedics.
If you suspect that your personal information may have been compromised as a result of a potential Central Maine Orthopaedics data breach, contact Attorney Group to learn more. Consumers who were affected by the data breach may be able to seek compensation with the help of a data breach lawsuit attorney.
For more information, contact Attorney Group. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Spectrum Healthcare Partners Discovered Breach After Employee’s Email Account Was Wrongfully Accessed
On November 14, 2019, Central Maine Orthopaedics’ parent company, Spectrum Healthcare Partners, discovered a possible data breach. The New England-based healthcare organization determined that the cyber attack occurred almost two weeks earlier on November 5, 2019.
Spectrum Healthcare immediately began an investigation into the incident and determined that some patient information may have been accessed, but there is no indication that patient information has been misused. On January 13, 2020, Spectrum Healthcare Partners began notifying patients’ whose information may have been contained within the employee’s email account.
Information potentially exposed as a result of the data breach may include:
- Patients’ names
- Home addresses
- Birth dates
- Amounts owed to Central Maine Orthopaedics
- Health insurance information
- Other clinical and treatment related information
Founded in 1996, Spectrum Healthcare Partners is the largest statewide multispecialty, physician-led professional organization in Maine. Physicians with Spectrum Healthcare Partners practice primarily in the areas of anesthesiology, orthopaedics, pain management, pathology, radiation oncology, radiology, and vascular and interventional radiology.
Individuals Affected by a Central Maine Orthopaedics Data Breach May Be Entitled to Compensation
Patients who are affected by data breaches possibly face serious problems. When protected health information is wrongfully accessed, those affected could become a victim of identity fraud and may have to pay to receive a credit report to check on fraudulent charges.
If you are a Maine resident who sought or received primary and orthopaedic healthcare services whose protected health information was compromised as a result of a potential cyber attack, contact Attorney Group to learn about your options. If protected information was indeed compromised, individuals who have been affected by a Central Maine Orthopaedics data breach may be entitled to compensation for their losses.
In addition, the responsible party may be liable for financial losses resulting from a data breach. Those affected are encouraged to seek legal counsel from an attorney familiar with data breaches and other security incidents to get more information about their rights and remedies.
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