Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Texas Medical Liability Trust, and its affiliates Texas Medical Insurance Company, and Lone Star Alliance, Inc., a Risk Retention Group, regarding its recent data breach. Texas Medical Liability Trust provides claims services to its affiliates for medical malpractice insurance claims. The Texas Medical Liability Trust data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 59,000 individuals.
ABOUT TEXAS MEDICAL LIABILITY TRUST:
Texas Medical Liability Trust is a Texas medical liability insurance provider. Accordingly, Texas Medical Liability Trust provides a variety of insurance solutions to physicians and physician groups in and outside of the state of Texas. In fact, Texas Medical Liability Trust is the largest medical liability insurance provider in Texas.3 Specifically, Texas Medical Liability Trust offers a variety of medical liability coverages, such as claims-made policies or occurrence policies, continuing medical education, risk management, and cyber consulting services. Founded in 1979 by the Texas Medical Association, Texas Medical Liability Trust is a self-insurance trust is overseen by a Board of Trustees made up of policyholders. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Texas Medical Liability Trust has over 20,000 policyholders and employs over 50 people.
On October 12, 2022, Texas Medical Liability Trust 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, Texas Medical Liability Trust determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and acquired this sensitive information between October 2 and October 13, 2022. On September 11, 2023, Texas Medical Liability Trust began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Driver’s license number
- Financial account information
- Medical information (e.g., treatment and diagnosis information)
- Health insurance information
If you received a breach notification letter from Texas Medical Liability Trust:
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 Texas Medical Liability Trust 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 free credit monitoring service provided by Texas Medical Liability Trust;
- 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.