Columbus Regional Healthcare
Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit

January 21, 2024 -- Attention: victims of the Columbus Regional Healthcare data breach.

Abington Cole + Ellery is investigating the recently announced Columbus Regional Healthcare data breach.

Columbus Regional Healthcare identified a breach of its computer network security, which took place from May 19, 2023, to May 21, 2023. This incident led to unauthorized data access.

In response, Columbus Regional Healthcare initiated an investigative process, engaging with external cybersecurity experts who specialize in examining and assessing such incidents. This investigation aimed to determine the scope of potential data compromise within the Columbus Regional Healthcare network. The investigation, which included a thorough review of documents and concluded on December 28, 2023, revealed that personal data had been extracted from the Columbus Regional Healthcare network due to this security breach.

As a result of the data breach, Columbus Regional Healthcare is offering 12 months of free credit monitoring and/or identity theft protection services to affected individuals.

Approximately 132,800 individuals were affected by the Columbus Regional Healthcare data breach.

Breached data may include, but is not necessarily limited to: Social Security numbers.

Additional information about the Columbus Regional Healthcare data breach may be found here: Columbus Regional Healthcare Information Security Incident Notification.

Columbus Regional Healthcare, situated in Whiteville, North Carolina, stands as a pivotal healthcare provider in the Southeastern part of the state. Renowned for its robust and pioneering robotic surgical program, this healthcare entity is a leader in medical advancements within the region. Columbus Regional Healthcare encompasses a spectrum of healthcare services, including but not limited to primary care, pediatric care, cancer treatment, orthopedics, urology, and diagnostic imaging. These services are integrated across various hospital-owned practices, providing a seamless care experience for patients ranging from newborns to the elderly. Columbus Regional Healthcare was the first in North Carolina to undertake robot-assisted knee replacements using ROSA technology and houses the Donayre Cancer Care Center, a facility affiliated with the Levine Cancer Institute, known for its cutting-edge approach.

For more information about steps you can take to possibly reduce the chances harm arising from a data breach, please review the following article: What are some steps you can take if you've been the victim of a data breach?

If you believe you are a victim of the Columbus Regional Healthcare data breach, and would like to participate in a class action lawsuit regarding this data breach, please submit your information via the form on this webpage. This website is not associated with nor authorized by Columbus Regional Healthcare or any affiliated companies.