Posted On March 22, 2023 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
March 22, 2023 – After realizing that private customer data had been compromised in a recent cybersecurity incident, Texas Medical Liability Trust filed a notice of data breach with the Attorney General of Texas on March 6, 2023. An unauthorized party was able to obtain customers’ names, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, protected health information, and financial account information as a result of the breach, according to the company’s filing. Texas Medical will send data breach notification letters to everyone impacted by the recent data security incident.
The Texas Medical data breach is being looked into by the data breach lawyers of Console & Associates, P.C. We are offering free consultations where we can go through your legal options if you have gotten a breach notification and are curious about what you can do to protect yourself and if you can get financial confirmation from Texas Medical.
The Texas Medical Association established Texas Medical Liability Trust, which offers medical malpractice insurance protection for Texas doctors. It is a self-insured trust, and the Board of Governors comprises a group of medical professionals. Physicians who are members of Texas Medical can also receive continuing medical education. Texas Medical Liability Trust, which was founded in 1979, now employs over 127 people and brings in about $20 million annually.
According to the company’s filing with the Attorney General of Texas, Texas Medical has not yet announced the event on the company website as of March 20, 2023, and there is not much information available on the Texas AG’s “Data Security Breach Reports” website. As a result, not much is known about the causes of the Texas Medical data breach and the number of affected people.
Texas Medical Liability Trust started investigating the impacted files to ascertain what information was compromised and which consumers were impacted as soon as it was discovered that private consumer information had been made available to an unauthorized entity. Your name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, protected health information, and financial account information might all have been compromised, although that may differ by the individual.
According to the March 6, 2023 data breach posting, Texas Medical Liability Trust intends to send data breach letters to every person whose information was exposed as a result of the data leak.
Your personal information, including protected health information, may have been compromised if Texas Medical Liability Trust notifies you of a data breach. What could someone possibly do with your protected health information, though?
According to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), only specific information is regarded as protected. Names, and pertinent dates, such as birth dates, medical record numbers, account numbers, addresses, Social Security numbers, and many other identifiers totaling 18, make up some of the information regarded as protected.
Hackers can use the listed information for various purposes or even sell it to third parties on the dark web for their own gain. Receiving medical care using your information is one such instance of medical identity theft. It may also tamper with information in your medical records, such as information on diagnoses and medications, leaving you with unpaid medical expenses.
The consumer privacy lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. help customers affected by data and security breaches pursue legal solutions by offering free consultations. By explaining your rights in clear, concise terms, we help you make an informed decision about your next steps. If you are a victim of the Texas Medical Liability Trust data breach, Console & Associates, P.C. will investigate at no charge to you and offer advice on how to proceed. If you decide to pursue a case, rest assured that we don’t get paid unless you do. If your claim is successful, legal fees are either paid out of the funds recovered or by the defendant. If your claim is not successful, you pay nothing.
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