Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is investigating Monarch for failing to safeguard sensitive patient information, resulting in a cyberattack that they became aware of on or around August 29, 2022 and of which only recently began notifying impacted individuals. Although Monarch has not yet disclosed the full extent of the breach or the information impacted, it did acknowledge in a notification to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that 56,155 patients were impacted. Examples of the types of data exposed in such leaks include names, dates of birth, medical information including diagnosis and/or clinical treatment information, dates of services, health insurance information, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, credit card numbers, and financial account information.
Although medical centers usually notify patients that their information was affected, investigations into data breaches can take months, leaving sensitive information exposed without patients’ knowledge. In previous data breaches, victims of data theft had had their information posted on the dark web or viewed by hackers with little information about who accessed or viewed it. Victims of these types of data attacks may be forced to spend money out of pocket for credit monitoring or fraudulent charges to bank and hospital accounts. Some patients affected by data breaches may have noticed suspicious credit card charges, requests for services or loans in a patient’s name, medical procedures ordered without patient consent, and/ or disrupted medical care.
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