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Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit

May 3, 2024 -- Attention: victims of the OrthoConnecticut data breach.

Abington Cole + Ellery is investigating the data breach recently announced by OrthoConnecticut.

OrthoConnecticut data breach summary:

According to a Notice of Data Security Incident issued by OrthoConnecticut, OrthoConnecticut recently discovered unauthorized access within its network environment. Upon detecting the data breach, OrthoConnecticut claims it promptly initiated an investigation, secured its computer network, neutralized the threat, and notified law enforcement.

According to OrthoConnecticut, it also engaged third-party cybersecurity experts specialized in such breaches to closely collaborate in the investigation. This investigation sought to ascertain the extent and nature of the data breach and to determine if any sensitive personal or health information was compromised. The forensic analysis revealed that from November 24, 2023, to November 28, 2023, an unauthorized entity accessed OrthoConnecticut's computer network, potentially accessing and extracting files.

Following this discovery, OrthoConnecticut undertook a detailed review of the affected files. By March 27, 2024, it was found that some files containing personal information might have been compromised.

It is unclear if OrthoConnecticut is offering credit monitoring and/or identity theft protection services to affected individuals at this time.

Approximately 118,000 individuals were affected by the OrthoConnecticut data breach.

Breached data may include, but is not necessarily limited to: names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and medical data.

Additional information about the OrthoConnecticut data breach may be found here: OrthoConnecticut Notice of Data Security Incident.

About OrthoConnecticut:

OrthoConnecticut operates as a leading multi-specialty orthopedic practice in the region, with a focus on delivering comprehensive care across a wide range of musculoskeletal and joint issues. The practice boasts a team of board-certified and board-eligible, fellowship-trained specialists. These professionals serve patients of all ages from nine locations throughout western and southern Connecticut, aiming to restore mobility and enhance overall well-being through both surgical and non-surgical treatments.

OrthoConnecticut offers specialized services in areas including joint replacement, pain management, and sports medicine, among others. Each specialty is designed to address specific needs—from acute injuries to chronic conditions—using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment. This approach ensures targeted, effective treatments that are tailored to individual patient needs, facilitating recovery and long-term health maintenance.

Patient care at OrthoConnecticut emphasizes a personalized treatment plan supported by advanced diagnostic imaging and customized orthotic solutions. The practice also provides urgent care services through OrthoCare Express, which operates seven days a week, offering immediate specialist care. This integrated care model highlights the practice’s commitment to accessibility and high standards, ensuring that patients receive timely and expert attention for optimal outcomes.

The OrthoConnecticut Website may have additional information about or provide periodic updates regarding the data breach.

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?

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