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Weirton Medical Center
Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit

March 19, 2024 -- Attention: victims of the Weirton Medical Center data breach.

Abington Cole + Ellery is investigating the recently announced Weirton Medical Center data breach.

On January 18, 2024, Weirton Medical Center detected unusual activities within its computer networks. In response, immediate actions were taken to protect the integrity of its computer systems, and an in-depth investigation was initiated, supported by external forensic experts. This investigation revealed that from January 14 to January 18, 2024, an unidentified entity had accessed and extracted files from specific systems within Weirton Medical Center's network.

An examination of the compromised files was conducted to ascertain the nature of the information they contained and the individuals it pertained to. By March 6, 2024, this exhaustive evaluation was concluded, confirming that the files included data related to certain current and former patients. Following the discovery of this breach, Weirton Medical Center claims it swiftly implemented measures to fortify its systems and initiated a comprehensive probe with the help of specialized forensic teams.

To prevent future occurrences, Weirton Medical Center has since enhanced its security protocols. Furthermore, the incident was reported to federal law enforcement and regulatory bodies, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, ensuring compliance and cooperation in the matter.

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

Approximately 26,700 individuals were affected by the Weirton Medical Center data breach.

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

Additional information about the Weirton Medical Center data breach may be found here: Weirton Medical Center Notice of Data Privacy Event.

Located in Weirton, West Virginia, along US Route 22, Weirton Medical Center is an integral healthcare facility that delivers a broad spectrum of medical services to the communities in West Virginia, Eastern Ohio, and Western Pennsylvania. As a critical component of the regional healthcare infrastructure, WMC employs over 1,400 individuals and operates numerous ancillary sites across the tri-state area. This network underscores its pivotal role as a primary healthcare provider and major employer within northern West Virginia's landscape.

In its current state, Weirton Medical Center boasts an extensive portfolio of medical services, driven by technological advancements and a team of healthcare professionals. The center offers a wide range of treatments and specialties, from emergency and cancer care to orthopedics and heart care, reflecting a holistic approach to health and wellness. This comprehensive service provision is anchored in a commitment to the community, with a continuous drive towards improving health outcomes and accessibility for the region it serves. Weirton Medical Center's dedication to healthcare is further illustrated by its capacity for acute care with its 238-bed facility and the inclusion of a specialized long-term acute care hospital, showcasing a full continuum of care under one roof.

The Weirton Medical Center 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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