Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Hanger Clinic and its subsidiary, Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc., regarding its recent data breach. The Hanger Clinic data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 1,300 individuals.
ABOUT HANGER CLINIC AND TETER ORTHOTICS & PROSTHETICS, INC.:
Hanger Clinic is a healthcare provider specializing in orthotic and prosthetic care, services, and devices. Through its 875 clinic locations, Hanger Clinic offers customized orthotic and prosthetic solutions to people with amputations, limb differences, neuromuscular disorders, and other musculoskeletal abnormalities. Hangar Clinic is the patient care segment of Hanger, Inc., a publicly traded company headquartered in Austin, Texas. Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics is a subsidiary of Hanger Clinic. Headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan, Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics provides its patients with orthotic and prosthetic care through its 12 Michigan clinic locations.
On October 11, 2022, Hanger Clinic discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics’ systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Hanger Clinic determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through a Microsoft 365 account of a Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics employee. Recently, Hanger Clinic began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Date(s) of service
- Medical record number
- Treatment history
- Prescription information
- Health insurance information
- Driver’s license number
If you received a breach notification letter from Hanger Clinic or Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics:
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 Hanger Clinic 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 Hanger Clinic;
- 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.