Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Howard Memorial Hospital regarding its recent data breach. The Howard Memorial Hospital data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to an undetermined number of current and former patients and employees.
ABOUT HOWARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL:
Howard Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit critical access hospital serving the greater Nashville, Arkansas area. Founded in 1949, Howard Memorial Hospital offers comprehensive patient care, including emergency, surgical, inpatient, and outpatient care. In addition to its Nashville, Arkansas, hospital, Howard Memorial Hospital also serves its community through its 5 clinics. Through its hospital and clinics, Howard Memorial Hospital employs over 50 people and serves over 4,000 individuals in the Nashville, Arkansas community. In 2021, Howard Memorial Hospital’s annual revenue was over $75 million.
On December 4, 2022, Howard Memorial 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, Howard Memorial Hospital determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information between November 14 and December 4, 2022. On December 29, 2022, Howard Memorial Hospital posted a notice of the data breach on its website, which states that it will send notice to impacted individuals once its investigation is complete. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Medical information (e.g., medical record number, medical history, diagnosis, treatment information, etc.)
- Health insurance information
- Direct deposit information
If you are a current or former patient or employee of Howard Memorial 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were impacted by the Howard Memorial Hospital data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- 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.