Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Pioneer Valley Ophthalmic Consultants, P.C. regarding its recent data breach. The Pioneer Valley Ophthalmic Consultants data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 36,200 individuals.
ABOUT PIONEER VALLEY OPHTHALMIC CONSULTANTS, P.C.:
Pioneer Valley Ophthalmic Consultants is a Massachusetts-based medical practice specializing in the treatment of the eyes. Accordingly, Pioneer Valley Ophthalmic Consultants offers a variety of surgeries and procedures to treat different eye conditions. Some of the services that Pioneer Valley Ophthalmic Consultants offer include comprehensive eye exams, complete family eye care, cataract surgery, eye muscle surgery, and an on-site optical shop. Headquartered in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley Ophthalmic Consultants is the practice of Kevin Hulseberg, M.D., a board-certified ophthalmologist that has been practicing in the area since 1996.
On March 3, 2022, Pioneer Valley Ophthalmic Consultants discovered that one of its vendors, Alta Medical Management, 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, Pioneer Valley Ophthalmic Consultants determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information between November 13 and November 15, 2021. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Payment card information
- Medical records
Additionally, on May 11, 2022, Pioneer Valley Ophthalmic Consultants discovered that additional sensitive personal identifiable information may have been accessible through its vendor, Alta Medical Management, until October 26, 2021. The Type of information exposed includes:
- Email address
- Transaction date and time
- Transaction identification number
- Statement numbers
- Last four digits of payment card or account number
- Information input of comment field
On May 22, 2023, Pioneer Valley Ophthalmic Consultants began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted in either breach.
If you received a breach notification letter from Pioneer Valley Ophthalmic Consultants:
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 Pioneer Valley Ophthalmic Consultants 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 Pioneer Valley Ophthalmic Consultants, P.C.;
- 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.