Premier Healthcare in Bloomington, Indiana, announced a possible data breach of 200,000 patient records after a laptop was stolen from the Billing Department of its administrative office on January 4, 2016. The healthcare company states documents that can be found on the laptop contain patient name, address, dates of birth, social security numbers, financial information, insurance information and some clinical information. Premier Healthcare management also stated that the laptop was password protected but the information was not encrypted.
Data breach and privacy violations have been on the rise over the past few years. When a company does not take appropriate measures to safeguard sensitive information, trusting consumers are put at risk. Cohen & Malad, LLP class action attorneys have a depth of experience in litigating consumer claims of privacy violations related to data breaches and identity theft. Contact us if you are a victim of identity theft and had your personal information compromised in a data breach.