A lawsuit claims that a MIE data breach resulted in the theft of personal financial and protected health information of individuals across the U.S. whose information was used in a Medical Informatics Engineering (MIE) electronic health record. According to the Indiana Attorney General’s Office, over four million Americans may have been affected by the data breach. Data breach lawsuit attorneys note that the MIE data breach is one of many that have occurred over the past few years.
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Claim: Four Million Patients Had Data Exposed
The lawsuit, filed in July 2015, claims that MIE failed to properly safeguard the personal information of numerous patients whose personal and medical data was compromised in the breach and as a result, numerous individuals have been exposed to fraud and have been harmed. The plaintiff also asserts that MIE did not act in a timely manner to notify the victims of the data breach. The data breach occurred in May 2015 but the software firm waited until July 2015 to send notices to patients whose information was compromised. This information included:
- Names, phone numbers and mailing addresses
- Usernames and passwords
- Security questions and answers
- Social Security numbers
- Health insurance policy information
- Information on patients’ spouses and children
- Lab results and diagnoses
- Doctors’ names
- Disability codes and medical conditions
According to the lawsuit, it took Medical Informatics three weeks to discover that hackers had gained access to their systems, indicating that they did not have proper precautions in place to prevent a data breach. The Indiana Attorney General’s Office, who is also investigating the breach, states that over four million people could have been impacted by the data breach.
The plaintiff is seeking to remedy these harms and prevent their occurrence on behalf of himself and other individuals affected by the breach. He is seeking to recover damages, including actual and statutory damages and equitable relief, restitution, disgorgement, costs, and reasonable attorney fees.
How a Data Breach Attorney Can Help
Victims of data breaches may be entitled to receive compensation for any personal information that may have been compromised, and the responsible party may be liable for financial losses resulting from a data breach. Affected consumers should seek legal counsel from a data breach lawsuit attorney to get more information about their rights and remedies.
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