Posted On March 18, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
March 18, 2022 – Recently, Dialyze Direct, LLC filed official notice that the company experienced a data security incident impacting the sensitive information of thousands of individuals. It is essential that those who receive a data breach notification from Dialyze Direct understand what is at risk. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating the Dialyze Direct data breach on behalf of people whose information was exposed. As a part of our 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 Dialyze Direct.
In 2021, there were 1,862 data breaches affecting more than 189,000,000 individuals. Victims of identity theft spend, on average, 200 hours and more than $1,300 recovering their identity. Many of these victims also suffer credit damage, emotional distress, and may even end up with a criminal record. Taking immediate action is the best way to prevent the worst consequences of a data breach.
Dialyze Direct recently confirmed that the sensitive information of certain parties, likely patients, was exposed during a data security incident. While the compromised information varies based on the individual, it may include your name, address, Social Security Number, driver’s license number, state ID number, passport number, financial information (e.g. account number, credit or debit card number), medical information, and health insurance information.
On approximately March 17, 2022, Dialyze Direct began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.
Dialyze Direct, LLC, is a healthcare provider based in Neptune City, New Jersey. The company developed and administers a proprietary treatment for those suffering from end-stage renal diseases that it claims is gentler than traditional dialysis. Dialyze Direct specifically treats elderly patients who reside in nursing homes, and coordinates care during the transition from the hospital to the long-term care facility. The company was founded in 2015 and currently has approximately 310 employees.
When you allowed Dialyze Direct access to your personal data, you trusted the company to keep your sensitive information safe. However, news of the Dialyze Direct 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 Dialyze Direct breach is only in its beginning phases. For that reason, it is too early to tell if Dialyze Direct was legally responsible for the breach. However, our data breach attorneys are investigating the Dialyze Direct 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 Dialyze Direct, contact a data breach attorney as soon as possible.
If you receive a data breach notification from Dialyze Direct 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 Dialyze Direct 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.