Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating OakBend Medical Center regarding its recent data breach. The OakBend Medical Center data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT OAKBEND MEDICAL CENTER:
OakBend Medical Center is a nonprofit hospital serving the Fort Bend County, Texas area. Headquartered in Richmond, Texas, OakBend Medical Center offers expertise, treatment, and care in everything from cardiology to radiology and emergency services. Since its founding in 1950, OakBend Medical Center has undergone several expansions in the medical services it is able to provide and in the number of patient beds available. Today, OakBend Medical Center employs more than 1,000 individuals and operates six clinics around the Greater Houston Area.
On September 1, 2022, OakBend Medical Center was alerted to a ransomware incident affecting its system. While much information is still unknown about the breach, a ransomware group released information indicating that the OakBend Medical Center data breach involved the personal identifiable information of patients and employees as well as protected health information of patients. OakBend Medical Center posted a notice of the data breach on its website, which states that it will post updates often. The ransomware group responsible for the attack claims that the type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Medical information (e.g., diagnosis or treatment information)
If you are a current or former patient or employee of OakBend Medical Center:
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 OakBend Medical Center data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- 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.