A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of individuals who may have been affected by a reported Solara Medical Supplies data breach. According to a class action lawsuit filed in late November 2019, the California-based medical supply company waited over four and a half months to notify current and former patients that their personal information had been possibly accessed.
If you suspect that your personal information may have been compromised as a result of a potential Solara Medical Supplies data breach, contact Attorney Group to learn more. Indiana residents 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.
Email Phishing Scheme Used to Access Employee Email Accounts
In November 2019, Solara Medical Supplies issued a press release notifying patients and employees that the company had “determined that an unknown actor gained access to a limited number of employee Office 365 accounts, from April 2, 2019 to June 20, 2019.” According to the class action complaint, “failed to adequately safeguard” personal information for months, potentially allowing unguarded access to a “wealth of priceless information.”
Information potentially available include:
- Names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and Employee Identification Numbers (EIN)
- Medical information, including health insurance information (passwords, pins, or account login information), billing and claims information, and Medicare and Medicaid IDs
- Financial information, including credit and debit card information
- Other identifying information (driver’s license numbers, state identification cards, and passport information)
Based in Chula Vista, California, Solara Medical Supplies is the largest independent supplier of diabetes monitoring products in the United States.
Individuals Affected by a Solara Medical Supplies Data Breach May Be Entitled to Compensation
Individuals affected by medical data breaches can possibly face serious problems. When protected health information is wrongfully accessed, victims may be required to pay fees for monitoring their credit to ensure their credit score isn’t negatively impacted from the violation. Likewise, those affected by a data breach could become a victim of identity fraud and may have to pay to receive a credit report to check on fraudulent charges.
Healthcare services are legally required to adhere to state and federal regulations. In the case of a potential Solara Medical Supplies data breach, the defendants were obligated under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as well as the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA).
Individuals who have been affected by a Solara Medical Supplies data breach may be entitled to compensation for any protected information that may have been compromised. 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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