Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating the Champaign, Illinois-based healthcare company Christie Clinic for failing to safeguard sensitive patient information in a data breach that occurred in the summer of 2021. The incident occurred when the Christie Clinic discovered that an unauthorized actor had accessed its business email accounts. An investigation into the attack found that the unauthorized actor had gained access to files that contained patient addresses, Social Security numbers, medical information, and health insurance information.
Although the Christie Clinic investigated the incident and determined that patient information had been accessed sometime in the summer of 2021, the company only began announcing the incident to affected patients in March of 2022. Due to the lapse in time between the breach and the company’s notice to affected patients, hackers may have already been able to acquire and sell sensitive patient information such as Social Security numbers. In previous data breaches, victims of data theft have been forced to spend money on credit monitoring services or other fraudulent charges. Some individuals affected by the data breach at the Christie Clinic may have noticed one or more of the following types of fraudulent activity related to their healthcare or financial information: unauthorized credit card charges, requests for loans or benefits in a patient’s name without their consent, fake medical procedures ordered, and/or disrupted use of the institution’s website or patient portal.
Are you or have you been a Christie Clinic patient who has recently received a data breach notification letter?
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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.