More than two million patients of Shields MRI centers may have had sensitive personal, medical and financial information stolen in a data breach and may be eligible for compensation.
Shields Health Care Group MRI Center Data Breach
A data breach at MRI centers owned by Shields Health Care Group Inc. may have allowed hackers to obtain personal, medical, and financial information from more than two million patients. The data breach occurred from March 7, 2022, to March 21, 2022, and patients of more than 40 centers in the New England area may have been exposed.
Data stolen in the Shields MRI Data Breach may have included:
- Patient names
- Dates of birth
- Social security numbers
- Medical information
- Financial information
Shields Health Care Group Inc. is the largest network of MRI centers in New England. The company operates more than 40 centers in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
Millions May Have Been Put at Risk for Identity Theft
From March 7, 2022, to March 21, 2022, hackers had unauthorized access to Shield’s computer network. Cyberthieves were able to access patient names, addresses, dates of birth, social security numbers, medical information, and financial information. The data breach may have affected over 2 million Shields’ MRI patients.
A data breach of this level includes sensitive personal information that may be used in identity theft. Patients whose data was placed at risk may have serious concerns about the loss of protection and may require extensive efforts to stop, repair or prevent future harm caused by the data breach.
Shields MRI Data Breach Lawsuit
Shields Health Care Group Inc. has been accused of failing to safeguard private information and of failing to provide timely notification to patients about the data breach and type of information stolen. This may have left patients vulnerable for a longer period of time.
People whose data may have been exposed during a March 2022 data breach at Shields’ MRI Centers may be eligible for compensation for lost wages, monitoring costs and other damages.