Are You a Current or Former Employee or Patient of South Shore Hospital In Chicago, Illinois?
South Shore Hospital recently announced that personally identifiable information and protected health information of more than 115,000 patients were exposed in a data breach. South Shore Hospital disclosed in February 2022 that highly sensitive personal and medical information belonging to current and former patients and employees was accessed by unauthorized individuals prior to December 10, 2021. The information accessed by the hackers in the data breach includes, but is not limited to, first and last names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, financial information, health insurance information, medical information, diagnoses, and Medicare/Medicaid information. South Shore Hospital acknowledged that the hackers were able to exfiltrate the patients’ highly sensitive personal and medical information
The exposure of personally identifiable information, especially names and Social Security numbers, poses a significant risk of identity theft, such as criminals opening financial accounts, taking out loans, filing fraudulent tax returns, and obtaining government services in the victim’s name. A data breach involving financial information permits thieves to make fraudulent purchases using the victim’s financial accounts. According to a recent FTC survey, the total cost of identity theft is nearly $50 billion per year, with victims losing an average of nearly $5,000 from the misuse of their personal and financial information. The exposure of protected medical information can pose an even greater danger of identity theft—such as obtaining medical services in the victim’s name, which will be charged to the victim.
If you are a current or former patient or employee of South Shore Hospital and you received a letter notifying you of the data breach, or you believe that your personal, financial, or medical information was exposed in the data breach, you may be entitled to participate in a class action.
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