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Fairchild Medical Center – Data Breach of Medical Information

Fairchild Medical Center began notifying patients Nov. 25 of a misconfiguration on one of its servers that might have allowed unauthorized individuals access to patient data for about 4.5 years.


What Happened?

In late July 2020, FMC was made aware of an issue involving a misconfiguration on one of its servers through a communication from a third-party security company unaffiliated with FMC.

FMC immediately commenced an investigation and began working with third party computer specialists to determine the nature and scope of the issue.

Through the investigation, FMC determined that a misconfiguration existed from approximately December 16, 2015 to July 31, 2020 that allowed external individual(s) access to the server.

On November 5, 2020, following an extensive review of forensic evidence associated with the server, FMC’s investigation determined that it could not conclusively rule out unauthorized access to records present on the server during the window of time when the misconfiguration was in place.

*HIPAA Violation – 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.

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What Information Was Involved?

The information contained on the server includes:

  • Medical images
  • Your name
  • Date of birth
  • Patient identification number
  • Exam identification number
  • Ordering provider
  • Date of the exam

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.

Call 800-383-7027, email info@potterhandy.com, or contact us using the website form.