Posted On March 8, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
March 8, 2022 – Recently, Central Indiana Orthopedics (“CIO”) announced a data security incident that may have exposed the sensitive information of as many as 83,705 individuals. 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 Central Indiana Orthopedics.
According to a March 7, 2022 letter from Central Indiana Orthopedics, on October 16, 2021, the company first noticed suspicious activity on its computer network. In response, Central Indiana Orthopedics began an investigation to determine the nature and scope of the incident. The investigation revealed that an unauthorized party gained access to certain files on the company’s network.
Upon learning of the extent of the security breach, Central Indiana Orthopedics then reviewed the affected files to determine what information could have been accessed by the unauthorized party. While the compromised information varies by consumer, it may include affected parties’ names, addresses, Social Security numbers and limited health information.
On March 7, 2022, Central Indiana Orthopedics began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was contained in the affected files.
Central Indiana Orthopedics is an orthopedic healthcare practice with several locations throughout Indiana, including in Anderson, Elwood, Fishers, Marion, Muncie, and Winchester. The company provides a wide range of orthopedic services including those focused on treating the back and spine, feet, hands, hips, and shoulders.
When you allowed Central Indiana Orthopedics access to your personal data, you trusted the company to keep your sensitive information safe. However, news of the Central Indiana Orthopedics 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 Central Indiana Orthopedics breach is only in its beginning phases. For that reason, it is too early to tell if Central Indiana Orthopedics was legally responsible for the breach. However, our data breach attorneys are investigating the Central Indiana Orthopedics 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 Central Indiana Orthopedics, contact a data breach attorney as soon as possible.
If you receive a data breach notification from Central Indiana Orthopedics 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 Central Indiana Orthopedics 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.