Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Ascension St. Vincent’s Coastal Cardiology, regarding its recent data breach. The Ascension St. Vincent’s Coastal Cardiology data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to 71,200 individuals.
ABOUT ASCENSION ST. VINCENT’S COASTAL CARDIOLOGY:
Ascension St. Vincent’s Coastal Cardiology is the cardiology division of Ascension St. Vincent’s Brunswick, Georgia location. Founded in 1881, Ascension St. Vincent is one of the nation’s largest Catholic healthcare systems, acquiring various hospitals and healthcare networks over the course of its history. Today, Ascension St. Vincent offers both primary care and specialty care in areas such as cancer treatment, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, and much more. Accordingly, Ascension St. Vincent’s Coastal Cardiology is able to assist in heart attack and stroke prevention, perform open-heart surgery, detect and open clogged arteries, and correct irregular heartbeats. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Ascension St. Vincent operates hospital systems and clinics in 17 states and territories, including Brunswick, Georgia.
On August 15, 2022, Ascension St. Vincent’s Coastal Cardiology experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Ascension St. Vincent’s Coastal Cardiology determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive by launching a ransomware attack. On October 14, 2022, Ascension St. Vincent’s Coastal Cardiology began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information impacted includes:
- Social Security number
- Contact information (e.g., email address, phone number)
- Health insurance information
- Billing information
- Medical information
If you are a current or former patient of Ascension St. Vincent's Coastal Cardiology:
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 Ascension St. Vincent’s Coastal Cardiology 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 Ascension St. Vincent’s Coastal Cardiology;
- 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.