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Major Orthopedic Provider Faces $99M Lawsuit After Patients’ Info Stolen

One of Florida’s largest orthopedic providers is facing a class-action lawsuit after hackers stole personal information from potentially thousands of patients.

Attorney John Yanchunis of Morgan & Morgan filed the lawsuit against the Florida Orthopedic Institute, seeking at least $99 million on behalf of patients and former patients citing a “failure to properly secure and safeguard protected health information,” according to the complaint filed June 30.

“If you retain this information and you lose it, you are responsible for the repercussions of its loss,” Yanchunis told ABC Action News.

The case filed in Hillsborough County seeks long-term identity theft protection for patients, payment for victims who suffer losses as a result of the breach and a court order to force the medical group to strengthen its cybersecurity methods going forward.

Read the source article at Tampa Bay, Florida News and Weather

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