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Transform Hospital Group Data Breach

Transform Hospital Group Data Breach

In a written statement, The Transform Hospital Group has announced that some of its patient data has been compromised. This will likely lead to substantial compensation claims made by the affected patients. You could claim compensation if you are a victim of the Transform Hospital Group data breach.

The Transform Hospital Group has 11 private clinics across the UK. They specialise in a variety of procedures such as bariatric weight loss surgery, breast enlargements, nipple modifications, and other cosmetic procedures.

REvil, also known as Sodinokibi, claimed responsibility for the hack. They claim to have stolen more than 900 gigabytes of patient images.

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The Transform Hospital Group released a statement on the 5th January 2021 on their website. Firstly, Transform Hospital Group confirmed they had suffered a data security incident on 6th December 2020, in which “an unauthorised third party” accessed elements of their IT system.  As a result, they have “identified the possibility that some personal data relating to a small minority of individuals may have been extracted during the incident”. Finally, the organisation confirmed that they “will be writing separately to anyone who could be affected by this”.

This is a clear breach of GDPR, and those affected could be entitled to claim compensation.

What data was stolen in the Transform Hospital Group breach?

According to emails sent by Transform Hospital Group, the following patient details could have been accessed:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number (home and/or mobile)
  • Medical history
  • Ethnicity
  • Email address
  • Date of Birth
  • Religion
  • GP details
  • Details of operation sought
  • Signature
  • Patient photos

 

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However, according to Transform Hospital Group, patients’ payment card information was not obtained.

 

Transform Hospital Group stated they have taken measures to protect their system from further unauthorised exposure because of the breach. They have taken further steps to recruit a specialist IT and security investigator. They’ve also reported the incident to the appropriate regulators, including the Information Commissioner’s Office.

 

The organisation recognises a concern that any information released may be used by criminals to commit identity theft or fraud. However, they did not mention their concerns related to the sharing of extremely confidential personal care information in their letter to potentially affected patients.

 

How do I know if I have been affected by the breach?

If you have been affected by The Hospital Group data breach, you should have already been notified by the firm. If you haven’t heard from them and are afraid that your security is at risk, you should contact The Transform Hospital Group immediately.

 

It’s likely that sensitive data could fall into the hands of someone who could exploit it for malicious reasons. As a result, be wary of any emails, phone calls, or other forms of communication from someone claiming to represent The Hospital Group. These could be phishing scams aimed at obtaining additional sensitive information from you.

We can help you claim compensation for The Transform Hospital Group data breach

Organisations who carry your personal information are required to keep it secure. This means that if a data breach occurs, those affected will almost certainly be able to seek compensation. HNK has one of the largest teams of data breach claims experts. Our team has a wealth of expertise in this area. We represent several customers who have been impacted by The Hospital Group data breach, for instance. So, if you have been affected by the Transform Hospital Group data breach, we can help.

 

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have the right to claim compensation for any inconvenience, distress, or monetary loss you have suffered as a result of your data being breached.

 

You have the legal right to have your personal information kept private. Companies that do not comply with data protection laws will be held accountable. Contact HNK Solicitors for a free no-obligation consultation if you were affected by the Transform Hospital Group data breach. Our experts will be able to offer advice on pursuing a claim against Transform Hospital Group. We may be able to mount a group litigation case against the trust to get those affected the compensation they deserve.

 

Due to the sensitive nature of the information breached, patients could be entitled to claim thousands. You do not have to pay a penny upfront to start your claim. We offer no-win, no-fee agreements, so, you only pay if your claim is successful. If your claim is successful, we cap the costs that we take from your compensation at 25%. 

 

To pursue your data breach claim against Transform Hospital Group, contact us today. For more information, visit our Data Protection Claim page, or to arrange a consultation, get in touch with our specialist team on 0151 203 1104 or email us at enquiries@hnksolicitors.com.

 

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Contact HNK to arrange a free no-obligation consultation where we can offer free advice on whether you can pursue a claim against Transform Hospital Group.

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If we believe you have a case, we can pursue your claim for you on a no-win, no-fee agreement. So, it will not cost you a penny to start your claim, and you only pay if your claim is successful.

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If we accept your claim against Transform Hospital Group, our dedicated team of Data Protection Solicitors will handle everything for you. We keep you up to date throughout the whole process.
Transform Hospital Group Data Breach FAQ

Was Transform Hospital Group responsible for the data breach?

The REvil ransomware group claimed responsibility for the attack. They claim to have obtained around 900 gigabytes of customer documents. Transform Medical Group has not yet disclosed how the REvil group gained access to these documents. But if poor security processes enabled the criminals to put former patients at risk, they will have questions to answer.

What is a group litigation case?

A group litigation case is when a group of people who have all been affected by the same issue bring a case to court together. It can include as many as thousands of people. All the people in the group bring their cases to court and fight together against the Defendant. This strengthens their position and often makes large organisations take a matter more seriously. It can also increase each individuals’ chances of settlement or success in litigation.

If you are a part of a group litigation claim, this doesn’t mean you will receive the same amount of compensation as everyone else. Each claim within the group is settled based on the individual situation.

Just because you are part of a group litigation claim, this doesn’t mean that everyone in the group will receive the same amount of compensation. Every claim within the group is settled based on the individual’s situation.

What can I claim for?

You can claim for both damages and distress if your data has been breached. So, you can claim for both financial losses and emotional distress you have suffered as a result of the data breach. By law, companies that hold sensitive data have to keep it safe. So, even if you haven’t suffered as a result, you could still make a claim.

How much will it cost?

Not a penny upfront. If we believe your case has a high chance of success, we can offer you a no-win, no-fee agreement (a CFA). This means it won’t cost you anything to start your claim. And you don’t have to pay us if your claim is unsuccessful!

If your case is successful, the legal costs will consist of the work HNK Solicitors has done for you and disbursement costs such as court and barrister fees. These will be recovered from the Defendant themselves and the compensation you are rewarded. We cap the costs we take from your compensation at 25%. So, no matter what, you will get at least 75% of the compensation in the end.

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