Posted On August 17, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
On August 5, 2022, Atlantic Dialysis Management Services, LLC reported a data breach stemming from what appears to have been a ransomware attack. Based on a press release issued by ADMS as well as subsequent reporting on the breach, the incident resulted in an unauthorized party gaining access to the following data types: patient names, addresses, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, medical diagnosis and treatment information, health insurance information, and prescription information. After confirming that consumer data was leaked, ADMS began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals who were impacted by the recent data security incident.
If you received a data breach notification, it is essential you understand what is at risk. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating the ADMS data breach on behalf of people whose information was exposed. As a part of this investigation, we are providing free consultations to anyone affected by the breach who is interested in learning more about the risks of identity theft, what they can do to protect themselves, and what their legal options may be to obtain compensation from Atlantic Dialysis Management Services, LLC.
According to the company’s August 5, 2022 press release, on June 9, 2022, ADMS discovered unauthorized activity within its computer systems. In response, the company secured its network, changed all passwords, and began working with third-party cybersecurity professionals to investigate the incident.
The company’s investigation confirmed that an unauthorized user was able to gain access to certain files on the Atlantic Dialysis Management Services’ network. Further, the company learned that some of the affected files contained sensitive patient information.
Upon discovering that sensitive consumer data was accessible to an unauthorized party, Atlantic Dialysis Management Services then reviewed the affected files to determine what information was compromised and which consumers were impacted. While the breached information varies depending on the individual, it may include your name, address, Social Security number, date of birth, medical diagnosis and treatment information, health insurance information, and prescription information.
On August 5, 2022, Atlantic Dialysis Management Services sent out data breach letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.
Atlantic Dialysis Management Services, LLC is a healthcare services company based in College Point, New York. The company establishes new dialysis treatment centers as well as provides services and support to dialysis centers. The following are ADMS affiliated centers:
Atlantic Dialysis Management Services employs more than 352 people and generates approximately $64 million in annual revenue.
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 ADMS 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.
Below is a copy of the initial data breach letter issued by Atlantic Dialysis Management Services, LLC (the actual notice sent to consumers can be found here):
Atlantic Dialysis Management Services, LLC (“ADMS”) has become aware of a data security incident that may have impacted certain protected health information belonging to certain patients.
On June 9, 2022, ADMS discovered certain unauthorized activity within its computer systems. Upon discovery, ADMS immediately secured its network, reset passwords, and engaged a third-party forensic firm to investigate the incident. Following a thorough investigation, ADMS confirmed that a limited amount of patient information may have been accessed in connection with this incident.
The type of information contained within the affected data included patient names, addresses, social security numbers, dates of birth, medical diagnosis and treatment information, health insurance information, and prescription information. Importantly, the information potentially impacted may vary for each individual, and may include all, or just one, of the above-listed types of information.
At this time, ADMS is not aware of any evidence to suggest that any information has been misused. However, ADMS was unable to rule out the possibility that the information could have been accessed. Therefore, in an abundance of caution, ADMS has partnered with a third-party computer forensic company to perform a thorough review of the affected information to identify, and subsequently notify all potentially affected individuals.
Additionally, in response to this incident, ADMS has implemented additional security measures within its network and facilities and is reviewing its current policies and procedures related to data security. Although ADMS has no evidence of actual or attempted misuse of information as a result of this incident, patients are nonetheless encouraged to monitor their account statements and explanation of benefits forms for suspicious activity and to detect errors. Patients may also wish to contact the three major credit agencies to place a fraud alert on their credit report – the credit agencies’ contact information is: Equifax (888-378-4329); TransUnion (833-395-6938); and Experian (888-397-3472).
ADMS has established a hotline to answer questions about the incident and to address related concerns. ADMS can be reached by phone at 1-718-483-7403, by email at [Redacted], or by writing to 2314 College Point Blvd., Flushing, NY 11356. Additional information is available at [Redacted].
The privacy and protection of information is a top priority for ADMS, and we deeply regret any inconvenience or concern this incident may cause.