Healthcare Data Breach Lawsuits On the Rise, Report Shows

Health IT Security

Jill McKeon

As healthcare data breaches continue to impact small and large organizations across the country, accompanying data breach lawsuits are becoming increasingly common. Law firm BakerHostetler’s latest data security incident report showed an increase in duplicative lawsuits, often resulting in steep defense and settlement costs.

BakerHostetler analyzed more than 1,200 data security incidents from 2021 that its Digital Assets and Data Management Practice Group members helped clients manage. The incidents spanned a variety of sectors, but the results showed that healthcare was the most impacted industry, with 23 percent of the analyzed incidents affecting the sector.

The report revealed that 23...

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