EmergeOrtho Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating EmergeOrtho, P.A., regarding its recent data breach. The EmergeOrtho data breach involved the sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 75,200 individuals.


EmergeOrtho is a physician-owned orthopedic practice in North Carolina. Founded by the merger of four separate orthopedic practices in 2016, EmergeOrtho quickly expanded to include 45 outpatient clinics in 21 different North Carolina counties. EmergeOrtho specializes in offering services in sports medicine, joint replacement, podiatry, and much more. Headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, EmergeOrtho employs upwards of 270 orthopedic specialists and over 1,000 total individuals.


On May 18, 2022, EmergeOrtho discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, EmergeOrtho determined that an unauthorized actor may have gained access to this sensitive information by deploying a ransomware attack. On August 25, 2022, EmergeOrtho began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Address

If you received a breach notification letter from EmergeOrtho:

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 sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the EmergeOrtho data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by EmergeOrtho, P.A.;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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