Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Southwest Louisiana Health Care System, Inc., which does business as Lake Charles Memorial Health System, regarding its recent data breach. The Lake Charles Memorial Health System data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 269,000 individuals.
ABOUT LAKE CHARLES MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM:
Lake Charles Memorial Health System is a nonprofit healthcare organization that serves the community of Lake Charles, Louisiana. It is made up of three hospitals: Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women, and Memorial Medical Group. The hospitals offer a wide range of medical services, including emergency care, surgery, cancer treatment, and cardiovascular care. In addition to its hospitals, Lake Charles Memorial Health System also operates a number of clinics and medical offices in the area, providing primary care and specialty care to patients. Headquartered in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Lake Charles Memorial Health System has 2,700 employees and 300 staff physicians.
On October 21, 2022, Lake Charles Memorial Health 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, Lake Charles Memorial Health System determined that an unknown actor may have accessed sensitive information between October 20 and October 21, 2022. On December 23, 2022, Lake Charles Memorial Health System began mailing letters to patients whose information may have been involved in this incident. The types of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Medical record or patient identification numbers
- Health insurance information
- Payment information
- Clinical information
If you are a current or former patient of Lake Charles Memorial Health System:
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 email@example.com.
If you were impacted by the Lake Charles Memorial Health System 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 Lake Charles Memorial Health System;
- 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.