Posted On March 30, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
March 30, 2022 – Recently, SuperCare Health announced a data breach following an unauthorized party gaining access to the company’s computer network. As a result, the sensitive health information and Social Security numbers of some patients and customers were compromised.
It is essential those who receive a data breach notification from SuperCare Health understand what is at risk. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are actively investigating the SuperCare Health data breach. 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 SuperCare Health.
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.
According to a notice on the company’s website, on July 27, 2021, SuperCare Health discovered unauthorized activity on their computer network. In response, the company secured its network and began an investigation into the incident. This investigation revealed that the unauthorized party was able to access the company’s computer network between the dates of July 23, 2021 and July 27, 2021. Subsequently, on February 4, 2022, the company confirmed that some of the files accessible during that time contained sensitive patient information.
Upon learning of the extent of the security breach, SuperCare Health then reviewed the affected files to determine what information was compromised. While the compromised information varies based on the individual, it may include your name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, address, date of birth, hospital or medical group, patient account number, medical record number, health insurance information, testing information, diagnostic information, treatment information, other health-related information, and claim information.
On March 25, 2022, SuperCare Health began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was compromised as a result of the recent data security incident.
SuperCare Health is a post-acute care respiratory services company that provides home care to high-risk respiratory patients. The company provides a wide range of services to patients, allowing them to arrange telehealth visits, fill prescriptions online, and purchase medical equipment through the company’s website. SuperCare Health also works with physicians to identify hospital patients in need of a high level of care and helps them transition to home care. The company is based in Downey, California and employs approximately 350 people. Annually, SuperCare Health generates roughly $23 million in revenue.
When you allowed SuperCare access to your personal data, you trusted the company to keep your sensitive information safe. However, news of the SuperCare 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 SuperCare Health breach is only in its beginning phases. For that reason, it is too early to tell if SuperCare was legally responsible for the breach. However, our data breach attorneys are investigating the SuperCare Health 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 SuperCare, contact a data breach attorney as soon as possible.
If you receive a data breach notification from SuperCare in the coming weeks, it means your personal data 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 Super Care 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.