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Personal Injury | July 13, 2022

Is Filing a Car Accident Lawsuit Worth the Trouble?

When deciding whether to pursue a car accident claim, the question is, what will you get out of it?

In the kind of high-value claim for which you should have a lawyer, you will often see settlements in the range of tens of thousands of dollars. The settlement amounts for your typical personal injury cases range from $3,000 to $75,000, with an average payout of $52,900, according

Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches | July 12, 2022

Data Breach Alert: Central Licensing Bureau, Inc.

Data Breach AlertJuly 12, 2022 – Recently, Central Licensing Bureau, Inc. (”CLB”) filed notice of a data breach after the company discovered it was the target of a ransomware attack. Based on the most current information, the Central Licensing Bureau breach resulted in the following information being leaked: first and last names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers. On July

Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches | July 12, 2022

Data Breach Alert: LendingTree, LLC

Data Breach AlertJuly 12, 2022 – Recently, LendingTree, LLC filed official notice of a data breach following what the company referred to as a “code vulnerability.” Based on LendingTree’s disclosures, the breach resulted in the names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and street addresses being leaked. According to another news outlet, two users posted a large amount of data purported from the LendingTree breach on the dark

Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches | July 12, 2022

Data Breach Alert: Afni, Inc.

Data Breach AlertJuly 12, 2022 – Afni, Inc. reported a data breach after the company was targeted in a recent cybersecurity attack. As a result of the breach, the name, address, Social Security Number, and date of birth of certain individuals was compromised. The number of individuals affected by the Afni, Inc. data breach has not been reported. On June 14, 2022, Afni, Inc. sent out data breach

Personal Injury | July 11, 2022

What Parents Need to Know About Kids and Social Media Self-Harm and Addiction

Social Media HarmJuly 11, 2022 – For every funny meme or cute pet picture posted on social media by a friend, for every “like” and congratulatory comment, there’s a darker side to social media. Researchers have linked social media exposure—especially excessive and problematic usage—to social media addiction, mental health issues, eating disorders, self-harm behaviors, and suicidal ideation.

What Can Parents Do About Harm Caused by Social Media?

Given the

Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches | July 11, 2022

Data Breach Alert: Charlotte Radiology

Data Breach AlertJuly 11, 2022 – Recently, Charlotte Radiology posted notice of a data breach on its website. Evidently, the breach resulted in certain patients’ names, Social Security numbers, addresses, dates of birth, health insurance information, medical record number, patient account numbers, physician names, dates of service, and diagnosis and treatment information. Charlotte Radiology has not yet filed official notice of the breach with the state or federal

Auto Injury, Case Studies | July 10, 2022

Post-Traumatic Fibromyalgia – $245,000

Average Fibromyalgia Car Accident Settlements in New Jersey

Not hiring an attorney who will fight aggressively to win you the proper compensation could result in a quick settlement for much less money than you deserve. One of our clients had first retained a different attorney who urged her to settle her claim for only $34‚000. Knowing that her severe and permanent injuries called for more compensation than

Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches | July 9, 2022

Data Breach Alert: OrthoNebraska Hospital

Data Breach AlertJuly 8, 2022 – Recently, OrthoNebraska Hospital announced a data breach following an incident in which an unauthorized party gained access to an employee’s email account. As a result of the breach, sensitive patient information was compromised, including patients’ first and last names, genders, home addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, driver’s license numbers, state identification card numbers, usernames and passwords, Social Security numbers, medical history/diagnosis/treatment,

Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches | July 9, 2022

Data Breach Alert: Bayhealth Medical Center, Inc.

Data Breach AlertJuly 8, 2022 – Bayhealth Medical Center, Inc. posted notice of a data breach on July 5, 2022, that affected the sensitive information of as many as 17,481 patients. The company explained that the incident involved a breach at one of the company’s vendors, Professional Finance Company, Inc. (“PFC”). As a result of the PFC data , patients’ first and last names, addresses, dates of birth,

Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches | July 8, 2022

Data Breach Alert: CHRISTUS Spohn Health System Corporation

Data Breach AlertJuly 8, 2022 – CHRISTUS Spohn Health System Corporation (“CHRISTUS”) reported a data breach to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights on July 1, 2022, after the health care system was targeted in a ransomware attack. While CHRISTUS reported the breach, it has yet to provide many details about the incident. However, the ransomware group AvosLocker has since taken credit for

Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches | July 7, 2022

Data Breach Update: WellDyneRx, LLC Affects More Than 38,000 Individuals

Data Breach AlertJuly 7, 2022 – On July 1, 2022, WellDyneRx, LLC filed notice with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights regarding a December 2021 data breach. While WellDyne previously disclosed the breach to various state government entities, the most recent filing is the first time the company provided an estimate of the number of affected people. Based on the most recent information,

Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches | July 6, 2022

Data Breach Alert: ATC Healthcare Services, LLC

Data Breach AlertJuly 6, 2022 – ATC Healthcare Services, LLC reported a data breach after the company was targeted in a recent cybersecurity attack. As a result of the breach, the names, Social Security numbers, driver’s licenses, financial account information, usernames and passwords, passport numbers, biometric data, medical information, health insurance information, electronic/digital signatures, and employer-assigned identification numbers of certain individuals were compromised. The number of individuals affected

Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches | July 6, 2022

Data Breach Alert: Chefs’ Toys, LLC

Data Breach AlertJuly 6, 2022 – Chefs’ Toys, LLC reported a data breach after the company was targeted in a recent cybersecurity attack. As a result of the breach, the name and your credit or debit card number(s) of certain individuals was compromised. The number of individuals affected by the  Chefs’ Toys data breach has not been reported. On June 24, 2022, Chefs’ Toys sent out data breach

Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches | July 6, 2022

Data Breach Alert: Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance, LLC

Data Breach AlertJuly 6, 2022 – Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance, LLC reported a data breach after the company was targeted in a recent cybersecurity attack. As a result of the breach, the Name, Address, Health Plan ID#, Gender, and Social Security Number of certain individuals was compromised. The number of individuals affected by the Carolina Behavioral Health data breach has not been released. On July 1, 2022, Carolina

Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches | July 6, 2022

Data Breach Alert: East West Family of Companies

Data Breach AlertJuly 6, 2022 – East West Family of Companies reported a data breach after the company was targeted in a recent cybersecurity attack. As a result of the breach, the name and Social Security number of certain individuals was compromised. It has not been reported the number of individuals affected by the East West data breach. On July 1, 2022, East West sent out data breach