The Group Action Lawyers is in the early stages of working on a potential group action for anyone affected by the Lister Fertility Clinic data breach.
Correspondence is understood to be going out to those who may be affected, which could be as many as 1,700 patients. Medical records and sensitive clinical information could be exposed in the breach, so the impact on the victims could be significant.
The team is on hand now to offer free, no-obligation advice on a confidential basis here now.
About the Lister Fertility Clinic data breach
The Lister Fertility Clinic data breach stemmed from what is understood to be a cyberattack that struck a third-party outsourcer that they use for medical records scanning. The company, known as “Stor-a-file”, is understood to have been hit, with some 13 companies that they work with reportedly affected by the event.
Given that they are understood to work on medical records scanning, it is easy to see the nature of the personal information that could be affected by this breach. If personal and sensitive medical data has been exposed or compromised, victims could suffer extreme distress. Further, victims could be targeted by criminals who could use ransomware tactics to try to extort money from victims. This has happened before where a healthcare organisation has been threatened with the exposure of sensitive medical data, so we know the risks all too well.
A serious cyberattack
Ultimately, the Lister Fertility Clinic data breach has stemmed from a serious cyberattack. Medical data is exactly the nature of information that we want to keep private and confidential. As such, when it is exposed, the impact on victims can be substantial.
This is why victims of serious data breaches like this can be entitled to claim compensation in a privacy case. You could be entitled to receive thousands of pounds in damages for any distress caused by the loss of control of your personal information. You do not have to have suffered any form of financial loss or expense to be able to make a claim, as a distress case can be substantial on its own. That being said, if you have suffered any costs and losses, these can be considered.
How we can help you
If you are one of the 1,700 or so patients that have received confirmation that you have been affected by the Lister Fertility Clinic data breach, you could be entitled to pursue a legal case for compensation. You may be eligible to qualify for a No Win, No Fee case, and we are always happy to offer free initial assessments of potential cases.
Given that a number of people may be badly affected by this data breach, any compensation cases may come together to form into a group or multi-party action. This is our speciality, and many of the dozens of actions that we are engaged in are for data events given how frequently they can occur. We represent thousands of people for cases, and we have recovered millions of pounds in damages for victims over many long years.
For free, no-obligation advice, please do not hesitate to contact the team here now on a confidential basis.
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First published by Author on November 30, 2021
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