Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, recently filed a class action lawsuit against Lincare Holidngs Inc. regarding its recent data breach. The Lincare data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to an unknown number of individuals.
ABOUT LINCARE HOLDINGS INC.:
Lincare is one of the nation’s largest providers of in-home oxygen and other respiratory therapy services. Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, Lincare has approximately 1,000 locations nationwide and over 10,000 employees. In 2012, Lincare was acquired by The Line Group for $4.6 billion.
On September 26, 2021, Lincare discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its network was accessed. In November 2021, Lincare began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. Recently, in June 2022, Lincare filed additional data breach notifications with various state governments signifying that more individuals likely needed notification that their personal identifiable information and protected health information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Lincare account numbers
- Date of birth
- Medical information
- Health insurance information
- Prescription information
- Social Security number
If you received a breach notification letter from Lincare:
Turke & Strauss recently filed a class action complaint against Lincare in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of all impacted individuals in the United States. You can review a copy of the complaint here.
If you were impacted by the Lincare 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 Lincare Holdings;
- 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.