Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Atlantic General Hospital regarding its recent data breach. The Atlantic General Hospital data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 30,000 individuals.
ABOUT ATLANTIC GENERAL HOSPITAL:
Atlantic General Hospital is the flagship hospital of Atlantic General Health System, a healthcare provider out of Maryland. With the idea of building a hospital in Worcester County, Maryland, taking shape in 1989, Atlantic General Hospital was officially founded at the building’s opening in 1993. Over the following decades, Atlantic General Hospital expanded its services and patient capacity, adding departments for sleep disorders, joint surgery, and women’s diagnostic services. Today, Atlantic General Hospital serves over 117,000 patients each year and employs more than 260 providers out of 950 total staff members. Located in Berlin, Maryland, Atlantic General Hospital manages 124 hospital beds and has partnered with approximately 40 physician’s offices and clinics throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware.
On January 29, 2023, Atlantic General Hospital discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Atlantic General Hospital determined that an unauthorized actor accessed this sensitive information between January 20 and January 29, 2023. On March 24, 2023, Atlantic General Hospital began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Driver’s license number
- Financial account information
- Health insurance information
- Medical information (e.g., record number, subscriber number, medical history, physician name, diagnosis or treatment information)
If you received a breach notification letter from Atlantic General 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 Atlantic General 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 Atlantic General 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.