Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating New York-Presbyterian Hospital regarding its recent data breach. The New York-Presbyterian Hospital data breach involved protected health information belonging to over 54,000 individuals.
ABOUT NEW YORK-PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL:
New York-Presbyterian Hospital is a healthcare provider known for its renowned hospitals and expertise in the fields of neurology, rheumatology, cardiology, endocrinology, and psychiatry. Founded in 1771, New York-Presbyterian Hospital was established under a royal charter granted by King George III of Great Britain, making it the third oldest hospital in the United States. Over time, New York-Presbyterian Hospital expanded its services in collaboration with New York’s two Ivy League universities. Today, New York-Presbyterian Hospital manages approximately 2,600 hospital beds, serving more than 2 million annual visitors and overseeing close to 15,000 infant deliveries. Headquartered in New York, New York, New York-Presbyterian Hospital operates nine full-service hospitals and over 200 total locations around the New York City metropolitan area.
In or around January 2023, New York-Presbyterian Hospital discovered that it had experienced a data breach impacting over 54,000 individuals. The data breach involved protected health information of users who may have used New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s public-facing website. New York-Presbyterian Hospital disclosed that an online information tracking pixel installed on its website collected and transmitted this protected health information to the third parties providing the pixel technology, including Meta (Facebook) and Google. On March 20, 2023, New York-Presbyterian Hospital began contacting individuals who may have been affected. The type of information impacted includes:
- Contact information (e.g., email address)
- IP address
- URL address
- Medical information (e.g., provider name or specialty, appointment or visit information)
If you are a current or former patient of New York-Presbyterian 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 New York-Presbyterian Hospital data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
- 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.