Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Tampa General Hospital regarding its recent data breach. The Tampa General Hospital data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 1,200,000 individuals.
ABOUT TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL:
Tampa General Hospital is a private medical facility offering a wide range of health care services. Accordingly, Tampa General Hospital operates trauma, burn, and organ transplant centers, as well as cancer, heart and vascular, orthopedic, transplant, and ear, nose, and throat institutes. As an affiliate of the Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa General Hospital partners with the University of Southern Florida to teach individuals pursuing careers in the medical field. Founded as Tampa Municipal Hospital in 1927, Tampa General Hospital began with 186 hospital beds. Today, Tampa General Hospital is equipped with 1,040 beds, 4 medical helicopters, and over 8,000 employees. Located in Tampa, Florida, Tampa General Hospital prides itself as one of the largest hospitals in the state, serving the residents of West Central Florida.
On May 31, 2023, Tampa General 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 and acquired. Through its investigation, Tampa General Hospital determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and obtained this sensitive information between May 12 and May 30, 2023. According to a cybersecurity notice posted on its website, Tampa General Hospital will begin contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Contact information (e.g., phone number)
- Health insurance information
- Medical record numbers
- Patient account numbers
- Dates of service
- Treatment information
If you a current or former patient or employee of Tampa 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 email@example.com.
If you were impacted by the Tampa General Hospital data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review any breach notice and retain a copy;
- Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Tampa 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.