UT Southwestern Medical Center Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating UT Southwestern Medical Center regarding its recent data breach. The UT Southwestern Medical Center data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 98,400 individuals.


UT Southwestern Medical Center is a teaching hospital located in Dallas, Texas. As an academic medical center, UT Southwestern Medical Center offers research, education, training, and patient care. UT Southwestern Medical Center trains approximately 3,700 medical students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows annually. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, UT Southwestern Medical Center is comprised of UT Southwestern Medical School, UT Southwestern School of Health Professions, and UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. UT Southwestern Medical Center employs approximately 18,800 individuals and receives over $500 million in research funding annually.


Recently, UT Southwestern Medical Center 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. Through its investigation, UT Southwestern Medical Center determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information. On July 24, 2023, UT Southwestern Medical Center began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Address
  • Medical information

If you received a breach notification letter from UT Southwestern Medical Center:

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 sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the UT Southwestern Medical Center data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review any breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by UT Southwestern Medical Center;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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