Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Newman Regional Health, regarding its recent breach of patient information. The Newman Regional Health data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to more than 50,000 individuals.
ABOUT NEWMAN REGIONAL HEALTH:
Newman Regional Health is a critical access hospital servicing Lyon County, Kansas. Located in Emporia, Kansas, Newman Regional Health is the area’s fifth largest employer.
According to a notice on Newman Regional Health’s website, the clinic experienced “suspicious activity” related to one of its email accounts. Newman Regional Health’s investigation concluded that an unauthorized actor gained access to the email account from January 26, 2021, to November 23, 2021. The impacted data included the following types of personal information:
- Dates of birth;
- Medical record or other identification numbers;
- Addresses, phone numbers, or e-mail addresses;
- Limited heath, treatment or insurance information;
- Employee information collected in connection with an individual’s receipt of services from or employment with Newman Regional Health; and
- Newman Regional Health reports that a “limited group” of individuals may have social security number or financial information affected.
If you are a current or former patient of Newman Regional Health:
We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were impacted by the Newman Regional Health data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
- Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by Newman Regional Health;
- Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
- Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
- Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
- Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.