Posted On February 24, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
February 24, 2022 – Recently, Alliance Physical Therapy Group, LLC (“APTG”) announced a data breach stemming from an unauthorized party gaining access to the company’s computer network. As a result, the sensitive consumer information of as many as 14,970 individuals was compromised. Those impacted by a data breach should be sure they understand what happened, what their rights are, and how they can pursue them. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating this security breach. As a part of the investigative process, our attorneys will be interviewing any victims of the breach to determine what harm was caused and whether they are eligible to bring a data breach class action lawsuit against Alliance Physical Therapy Group, LLC.
According to an official filing by the company, on December 27, 2021, Alliance Physical Therapy Group became aware of suspicious activity relating to some of its computer systems. In response, the company looked into the incident to determine its scope as well as whether any consumer data was compromised as a result.
On January 7, 2022, Alliance Physical Therapy Group confirmed that certain personal information on the company’s computers may have been accessed by an unauthorized party between December 23, 2021 and December 27, 2021. While the nature of the compromised data varies based on the individual, it may include a person’s name, address, Social Security number, and driver’s license number. On January 28, 2022, the company identified all parties whose information was affected by the data breach.
Around February 23, 2022, Alliance Physical Therapy Group began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was contained in the affected files.
Alliance Physical Therapy Group, LLC, which also goes by the name Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, is a physical therapy provider based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The company is the seventh-largest physical therapy provider in the United States. with more than 100 outpatient locations nationwide.
When you allowed Alliance Physical Therapy Group access to your personal data, you trusted the company to keep your sensitive information safe. However, news of the APTG data breach raises some very serious questions about the company’s data security measures and whether the company could have done more to prevent this type of cyber-attack.
Regardless of the industry, all businesses have a legal obligation to protect consumer information in their possession. Although creating and maintaining a data security system is costly, this is a necessary expense given the frequency with which cyberattacks occur.
Consumers whose personal, identifying, financial or healthcare-related data was compromised in a data breach can pursue legal action against a company that misused or mishandled their information. However, the investigation into the Alliance Physical Therapy Group, LLC breach is only in its beginning phases. For that reason, it is too early to tell if Alliance Physical Therapy Group was legally responsible for the breach. However, our data breach attorneys are investigating the Alliance Physical Therapy Group, LLC security breach to determine the potential legal remedies of those affected.
If you have questions about your ability to pursue a data breach class action lawsuit against Alliance Physical Therapy Group, contact a data breach attorney as soon as possible.
If you receive a data breach notification from Alliance Physical Therapy Group in the coming weeks, it means your personal data was among that which was compromised in the recent cyberattack. It also means a cybercriminal may have had access to—and may have stolen—your personal data. Given the risks involved, it is important you remain vigilant by taking the following steps:
At Console & Associates, P.C., our consumer privacy lawyers monitor all security and data breaches to help affected consumers pursue their legal remedies. We offer free consultations to victims of data breaches and can explain your rights in clear, understandable terms so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed with your case. If you’ve been affected by the Alliance Physical Therapy Group data breach or any other data security incident, Console & Associates, P.C., will investigate your case at no charge and offer you thorough advice about how to most effectively proceed with your case. If you decide to bring a case, we only get paid if you do. If your claim is successful, any legal fees are either paid by the defendant or come out of the funds recovered from the defendant. If your claim doesn’t result in a recovery, you will pay nothing.
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