Posted On June 3, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
June 3, 2022 – Recently, Jackson County Hospital District confirmed that the personal information of certain patients and employees was compromised after an unauthorized party accessed the hospital’s computer network. As a result of the Jackson Hospital data breach, the following data belonging to 98,746 employees and patients was exposed: names, dates of birth, contact information, Social Security numbers, medical history, medical conditions or treatment information, medical record numbers, diagnosis codes, and patient account numbers. Last month, on May 6, 2022, Jackson Hospital filed official notice of the breach and sent all affected parties data breach letters explaining the incident and what they can do to protect themselves.
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 Jackson Hospital 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 Jackson County Hospital District.
According to the notice provided by the hospital, on around January 9, 2022, Jackson Hospital first noticed unusual activity across its computer network. More specifically, employees noticed that certain computer systems were inaccessible. In response, Jackson County Hospital District retained third-party cybersecurity specialists to investigate the data security incident and determine whether any patient or employee data was compromised.
Through this investigation, on January 11, 2022, Jackson Hospital confirmed that an unauthorized party had gained access to the hospital’s systems and removed certain files. These files contained sensitive information pertaining to various patients and employees.
After learning that sensitive employee and patient data was exposed, Jackson Hospital then began reviewing all the files that were accessible to the unauthorized party to determine what information was compromised and who specifically was affected. While the breached information varies depending on the individual, it may include your name, date of birth, contact information, Social Security number, medical history, medical condition or treatment information, medical record number, diagnosis code, and patient account number. Jackson Hospital reports that the data breach affected as many as 98,746 patients and employees.
On May 6, 2022, Jackson Hospital sent out data breach letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.
Jackson County Hospital District is a hospital located in Edna, Texas that provides general medical and surgical care for inpatient, outpatient, and emergency room patients. Some of the services Jackson Hospital provides include cardiopulmonary care, emergency care, radiology, laboratory testing, surgical services, and physical therapy. Jackson Hospital employs more than 130 people and generates approximately $130 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 received a NOTICE OF DATA EVENT from Jackson Hospital, Console & Associates, P.C., will investigate your case at no charge and offer you thorough advice about how to 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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