Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Dr. Michelle A. Rivera, MD, which does business as Arlington Skin, regarding its recent data breach. The Arlington Skin data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 17,000 patients.
ABOUT DR. MICHELLE A. RIVERA, MD DBA ARLINGTON SKIN:
Dr. Michelle A. Rivera is a board certified dermatologist. Dr. Rivera’s dermatology practice, Arlington Skin, is located on the campus of Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Virginia, outside of Washington D.C. Arlington Skin offers a full range of dermatology services, including cosmetic medical enhancement, treatment programs, and aesthetic services.
On or around October 31, 2021, a vendor of Dr. Michelle A. Rivera, MD d/b/a Arlington Skin, Virtual Private Network Solutions, LLC, discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information of Arlington Skin’s patients may have been accessed. Virtual Private Network Solutions, LLC, which does business as VPN Solutions, manages electronic patient records for Arlington Skin. On July 8, 2022, Arlington Skin began notifying patients whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Diagnostic and treatment information
- Health insurance information
If you are a current or former patient of Dr. Michelle A. Rivera, MD d/b/a Arlington Skin:
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 Arlington Skin 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 Dr. Michelle A. Rivera, MD d/b/a Arlington Skin;
- 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.