Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Fitzgibbon Hospital regarding its recent data breach. The Fitzgibbon Hospital data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 110,000 current and former patients.
ABOUT FITZGIBBON HOSPITAL:
Fitzgibbon Hospital is a non-profit community hospital serving the central Missouri area. As a general community hospital, Fitzgibbon Hospital offers a wide range of services, including acute care, emergency services, family practice, orthopedics, surgery, and wound care. Additionally, Fitzgibbon Hospital offers cancer treatment and services through its community cancer center, which was entirely funded by community donations. Fitzgibbon Hospital’s was conceptualized in 1916 when John Fitzgibbon, an Irish immigrant, called for the construction of a hospital in his hometown in his will. His estate paid for the construction of the hospital in Marshall, Missouri, which admitted its first patient in 1923. Over time, as the community grew, a need for a larger hospital emerged and, in 1991, Fitzgibbon Hospital was rebuilt to accommodate more patients. Today, Fitzgibbon continues to serve its community by providing quality care and attention to all its patients. Located on the southside of Marshall, Missouri, Fitzgibbon Hospital employs over 200 individuals accommodates almost 4,500 patients daily.
On June 6, 2022, Fitzgibbon Hospital 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. Through its investigation, Fitzgibbon Hospital determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and acquired. Recently, Fitzgibbon Hospital began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Driver’s license numbers
- Financial account numbers
- Health insurance information
- Medical information
If you received a breach notification letter from Fitzgibbon Hospital:
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 Fitzgibbon Hospital 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 any free credit monitoring services provided by Fitzgibbon Hospital;
- 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.