Whiteside & Goldberg Representing Patients Against Advocate Medical Group
On July 15, 2013, Advocate Medical Group learned that one of their facilities was burglarized. In the course of this burglary, four password protected computers were stolen. Although the computers were password protected, they were not encrypted even though they contained patient information (such as name, address, date of birth, social security number, etc.). Advocate Medical Group waited to inform their patients for a full month until August 23, 2013, when they sent a letter to certain patients informing them that their personal information was stolen. This could potentially risk personal information for up to 4 million people.
The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 was established to set safeguards to protect individuals from this type of negligence. The law firm of Whiteside & Goldberg is actively pursuing compensation for those whose data has been compromised. If you feel as though you may have been affected, contact us at (312) 334-6875 or toll free at (866) 554-6466.
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