Medical breach

Medical data breach compensation: With the NHS becoming overstretched in their lack of funding, the stressful workload of employees can result in mistakes being made in respect of data breach failings. Unfortunately, a medical breach will more than likely contain a breach of incredibly sensitive medical information and data.

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What is a medical data breach claim?

Medical data breach compensation: The public and private healthcare sector (GPs, pharmacies, dentists, and hospitals) is arguably in control of our most confidential sensitive personal information. Due to this, you are owed the duty to have your data kept safe and secure but this unfortunately does not happen despite all healthcare staff receiving data protection/GDPR training and having the knowledge how to handle personal information in accordance with data protection legislation.

Examples of our work:

  • Healthcare sector sending letters and medical records to an incorrect address.
  • Healthcare sector disclosing medical information to another without consent.
  • Healthcare sectors misplacing body fluid samples or accidentally mixing them with others.
  • When healthcare sectors have suffered a cyberattack and personal information has been stolen due to insufficient IT systems.

You may be thinking that you do not want to sue a healthcare sector due to the fantastic job that they do. However, our approach is that if privacy is not preserved, or is ill-used, this could have severe emotional, financial and reputational consequences for the person affected and leaves you open to being a victim of identity fraud. Even if there has been no loss suffered, you can still make a Medical Data Breach Claim if data has not been fully protected.

If healthcare sectors do make a mistake with your information/data, you have a right to claim compensation.

Why contact Irvings?

If we agree that you have a Medical Data Breach/GDPR claim, we will offer you ‘no-win-no fee-terms’. Once you are signed up with us, we will either:

  • Lodge a complaint to the defaulting healthcare sector and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if you have not yet received an admission for the data protection breach, or,
  • Take over any complaint to the defaulting healthcare sector and/or the ICO if it is still ongoing.

Once the complaint procedure has concluded, we will then instruct a specialist Barrister to assess the prospects of your cases and provide advice for obtaining insurance to fully cover you for bringing your claim if the defaulting healthcare sector did not want to settle out of Court. This insurance means that you will not pay a penny to bring the case, whether you win or lose.

If you win you will receive compensation and we know that most (if not all) other solicitors will take 25% of whatever compensation you receive as standard. We are specialist whereas other firms are not and we will always look to reduce (or even remove) such a percentage as compensation is for our clients and not us. We will always strive to conclude your case swiftly and for the highest amount of compensation as is possible.

What to do next

If you think you are a victim of a Medical Data Breach, or may be entitled to medical data breach compensation, please contact us to speak to one of our experts to get the ball rolling. Please see the bottom of this page for our direct contact details. Remember:

  • We offer a FREE initial meeting.
  • No financial risk for you with our no-win-no-fee promise and insurance protection against all legal costs or disbursements.
  • We have fully qualified solicitors who specialise in medical data breach claims.

If your data has been breached, such as being released into the public domain . . .
. . . you may have a claim.

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