Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Southwest Health Center regarding its recent data breach. The Southwest Health data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 46,000 patients and employees.
ABOUT SOUTHWEST HEALTH CENTER:
Southwest Health is a not-for-profit health care provider with three health care facilities in southwest Wisconsin. Southwest Health’s facilities include a hospital and two Southwest Behavior Services campuses in Platteville and Cuba City, Wisconsin. Southwest Health offers a range of medical services, including acute care, hospital services, skilled nursing care, rehabilitation, memory care, behavioral and mental health services, and physician clinics. Originally founded in 1900 as a Platteville’s first area hospital, Southwest Health was formed by the consolidation of Platteville Municipal Hospital and Cuba City Medical Center. Today, Southwest Health is headquartered in Platteville, Wisconsin and has over 500 employees.
On January 11, 2022, Southwest Health discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its system may have been accessed or acquired. On July 5, 2022, Southwest Health began notifying patients whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Financial account numbers
- Medical information
- Health insurance information
If you are a current or former patient or employee of Southwest 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 Southwest Health Center 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 Southwest Health Center;
- 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.