Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants, S.C. regarding its recent data breach. The Ethos data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 6,800 individuals.


Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants is a medical group of orthopaedic surgeons serving the greater Chicago area. Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system, Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants offers a wide range of diagnostic, surgical, and rehabilitative services. At both of its office locations in the Chicago area, Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants offers walk-in services, pain management, physical therapy, MRIs, and EMGs. Founded in 1995 by a group of five orthopaedic surgeons, Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants continues to grow and evolve with the aim of providing high quality care to its patients.


On September 29, 2022, Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed and obtained. Through its investigation, Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and obtained this sensitive information between September 27 and 29, 2022. Recently, in December 2022, Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Driver’s license number
  • Medical treatment or diagnosis information
  • Health insurance information

If you received a breach notification letter from Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants:

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 Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants 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 Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants, S.C.;
  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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