Doctors Medical Center of Modesto – Data Breach Lawsuit
Consumer Protection Attorneys in California
On April 2, 2021, DMC Modesto learned that patient information provided to a former vendor, Medifies, was potentially made publicly accessible to the internet as a result of a misconfigured software update on a server used by a Medifies contractor for software development.
Medifies provided virtual waiting room services to the Hospital. Upon discovery of the incident, DMC Modesto immediately contacted Medifies to remove the information from the internet-facing server and launched an investigation. Medifies also retained a third-party forensic firm to investigate the incident. Medifies’s investigation determined that the software update that caused the patient information to be made publicly available occurred in December 2019 and was not found until April 2021.
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.
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What Information Was Involved?
The patient information potentially involved in this incident included:
- First and last name
- Email address
- Date of birth
- General procedure information
- Procedure date
- Physician name
- Name, address, email address, and cell phone of significant others who may have subscribed to receive updates regarding your procedure.
Doctors Medical Center of Modesto Lawsuit – 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.