Posted On March 3, 2022 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
March 3, 2022 – Recently, Touchstone Medical Imaging, LLC (“Touchstone”) experienced what appears to be a data breach stemming from a system outage. 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 Touchstone Medical Imaging.
According to a recent news report, towards the end of 2021, patients of Touchstone Medical Imaging who showed up for their appointments were told that the company’s “system was down.” Staff evidently also told patients that their appointments would be canceled. This caused concern among some patients, who worried that the system outage may impact their personal information.
In a subsequent statement, Touchstone Medical Imaging commented that “After a recent systems outage caused by a security incident, touchstone medical imaging is back to scanning patients across all DFW locations.”
However, more recently, Touchstone filed notice of a data breach with the Attorney General of Texas, indicating that the information of as many as 46,779 Texas was compromised.
On or around February 22, 2022, Touchstone Medical Imaging began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was contained in the affected files.
Touchstone Medical Imaging is a provider of diagnostic imaging services based in Plano, TX. However, the company also provides imaging services for patients in Colorado, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Florida and Arkansas. Touchstone Medical Imaging provides the following services: MRIs, CT scans, PET/CT exams, Ultrasounds, women’s imaging, x-rays, arthrograms and myelograms.
When you allowed Touchstone access to your personal data, you trusted the company to keep your sensitive information safe. However, news of the Touchstone 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 Touchstone Medical Imaging breach is only in its beginning phases. For that reason, it is too early to tell if Touchstone was legally responsible for the breach. However, our data breach attorneys are investigating the Touchstone Medical Imaging 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 Touchstone, contact a data breach attorney as soon as possible.
If you receive a data breach notification from Touchstone 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 Touchstone 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.