Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Advocate Aurora Health, regarding its recent data breach. Advocate Aurora Health operates as Advocate Health Care in Illinois and Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin. The Advocate Aurora Health data breach involved protected health information belonging to approximately 3,000,000 individuals.
ABOUT ADVOCATE AURORA HEALTH:
Advocate Aurora Health is a health care system serving Illinois and Wisconsin. With dual headquarters in Downers Grove, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Advocate Aurora Health’s clinical expertise and specialties include cardiovascular services, cancer treatment, and stroke care. One of the top 12 not-for-profit health care systems in the United States, Advocate Aurora Health operates 27 hospitals and over 500 sites of care. Advocate Aurora Health employs over 75,000 individuals, including 10,000 physicians, and generates revenue of $12 billion.
On October 14, 2022, Advocate Aurora Health reported a data breach impacting approximately 3,000,000 people to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Offices of Civil Rights. The data breach involved the protected health information in Advocate Aurora Health’s electronic medical records. Advocate Aurora Health disclosed that an online information tracking pixel installed on its website collected and transmitted this protected health information to the third parties providing the pixel technology, including Meta (Facebook) and Google. Recently, Advocate Aurora Health began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information impacted includes:
- Medical record number
- Dates, times, and/or locations of scheduled appointments
- Provider information
- Type of appointment or procedure
- Communications with individuals through MyChart
If you are a current or former patient of Advocate Aurora Health, Advocate Health Care, or Aurora Health Care:
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 Advocate Aurora Health data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
- 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.