BlueCross California Lawsuit – Data Breach of Medical Information

Consumer Protection Attorneys in California

On 8/27/21, BlueCross California was made aware that a vendor of Blue Cross of CA experienced a ransomware attack which occurred on 8/25/2021.

Information related to your healthcare may have been accessed and viewed without your permission. Due to the complexity of the ransomware attack, the vendor was not able to determine the impacted Blue Cross members until 9/24/2021.


Consumers Deserve the Highest Level of Security

While identity thieves are becoming more sophisticated at breaking through the data protection of businesses, it is the company’s responsibility to provide the highest level of security for their consumers.

This is especially true when medical information is involved. Medical information of the type lost here, is given special protection under California law.

***For those patients whose data was exposed, BlueCross California has begun mailing notification letters.***

(858) 293-4614 Call now to review your case with our Data Breach intake specialist. During this call, our intake specialist will review your claim regarding the BlueCross California Lawsuit. 

*HIPAA and CMIA Violations – You may be entitled to damages or other remedies. If you received notice that your information was stolen due to a data breach incident, contact Potter Handy, LLP to join our class action lawsuit. No out-of-pocket expenses from you.

View example of what the letter looks like. If you received this letter contact our Law Firm.


What Information Was Involved?

While the specific data elements vary for each potentially affected individual, the scope of information potentially involved includes:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Address
  • Medicare ID number
  • Provider name
  • Bank account number and Routing number
  • SSN in certain cases

This information is called your personal information or your protected health information (PHI). It tells others about you and is part of your identity.

BlueCross California is in the process of notifying individuals whose information was involved. If you received notice that your information was stolen due to a data breach incident, contact Potter Handy, LLP to join our class action lawsuit. No out-of-pocket expenses from you.


Contact Our California Data Breach Lawyers

Have you received notice that your information was stolen due to a data breach incident? If so, you may be entitled to damages or other remedies.

Every day, insurance companies and health care providers lose protected medical information through careless acts, such as emailing third parties’ medical information or sending your personal information to third parties without any encryption or protection.

Our attorneys at Potter Handy, LLP have been instrumental in protecting privacy rights.

***For those patients whose data was exposed, BlueCross California has begun mailing notification letters.***

(858) 293-4614 Call now to review your case with our Data Breach intake specialist. During this call, our intake specialist will review your claim regarding the BlueCross California Lawsuit.