Sea Mar Lawsuit – Data Breach of Medical Information

Consumer Protection Attorneys in California

On June 24, 2021, Sea Mar was informed that certain data belonging thereto had been copied from the Sea Mar digital environment. Upon receipt of this information, Sea Mar immediately undertook efforts to secure its environment and commenced an internal investigation to determine what happened and to identify the specific information that may have been involved.

In so doing, Sea Mar engaged leading, independent cybersecurity experts for assistance. As a result of its investigation, Sea Mar learned on August 12, 2021, that additional data may have been copied from the Sea Mar digital environment between December 2020 and March 2021, and that such data may have contained personal / protected health information belonging to Sea Mar patients.

Sea Mar determined that your name, address, Social Security number, date of birth, client identification number, medical / vision / dental / orthodontic diagnostic and treatment information, medical / vision / dental insurance information, claims information, and / or images associated with dental treatment may have been impacted in connection with this incident.

Sea Mar began collecting contact information needed to provide notice to affected individuals. This process was completed on August 30, 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, Sea Mar Community Health Centers is 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 Sea Mar 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.

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What Information Was Involved?

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

  • Address
  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Claims information
  • Social Security number
  • Client identification number
  • Images associated with dental treatment
  • Medical / vision / dental insurance information
  • Medical / vision / dental / orthodontic diagnostic and treatment information

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

Sea Mar Community Health Centers 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, Sea Mar Community Health Centers is 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 Sea Mar Lawsuit.