Migliaccio & Rathod LLP recently filed a class action complaint against Advocate Aurora Healthcare for failing to safeguard sensitive patient data in a series of data breaches throughout 2020 and 2021. The data breaches were caused by an unauthorized access of software that contained the personal information of over 100,000 Advocate Aurora patients in facilities across Illinois and Wisconsin. Examples of the types of data exposed in the leaks include names, dates of birth, addresses, social security numbers, medical records, lab results, diagnoses, medications, health insurance information, and dates of services.
Some of the Advocate Aurora healthcare facilities connected with the data breach include:
• Advocate Condell Medical Center
• Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
• Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
• Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
• Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
• Advocate Christ Medical Center
• Advocate High Tech Medical Park
Cybercriminals commonly use information obtained from data breaches to commit a wide variety of identity theft. For example, in previous data breaches, individuals have had to pay out of pocket for credit monitoring or for new fraudulent charges. Individuals may have noticed suspicious credit or banking activity, disrupted medical care, or medical appointments fraudulently created, canceled, and/or billed in their name.
Are you or have you been an Advocate Aurora patient who has received a data breach notification letter in the past year?
If so, we would like to hear from you. Please complete the contact form on this page, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call at (202) 470-3520.
The lawyers at Migliaccio & Rathod LLP have years of experience in class action litigation against large corporations, including in cases involving data breaches. More information about our current cases and investigations is available on our blog.