Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Hutchinson Clinic, P.A. regarding its recent data breach. The Hutchinson Clinic data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT HUTCHINSON CLINIC, P.A.:
Hutchinson Clinic is a healthcare provider that specializes in offering primary care, urgent care services, and expertise in over 30 areas of practice. Founded in 1959, Hutchinson Clinic has grown over the years by opening clinics to serve general surgery, allergy, and neurology practices. Today, Hutchinson Clinic provides expertise in everything from cardiology and rheumatology to pulmonology and occupational medicine. Headquartered in Hutchinson, Kansas, Hutchinson Clinic operates four main facilities and a handful of outreach clinics throughout central and south-western Kansas. Currently, Hutchinson Clinic employs more than 100 physicians and over 600 total individuals.
On or about December 21, 2022, Hutchinson Clinic 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 acquired. Through its investigation, Hutchinson Clinic determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and obtained this sensitive information between December 19 and December 21, 2022. On February 17, 2023, Hutchinson Clinic posted notice of the data breach on its website. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Driver’s license number
- Contact information
- Health insurance information
- Medical information (record number, physician name, diagnosis or treatment information)
If you are a current or former patient or employee of Hutchinson Clinic:
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 Hutchinson 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 Hutchinson 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.