MARLTON, N.J., May 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Approximately 130,000 patients in Texas — and an untold number of others nationwide — are being notified that their protected health information was compromised when hackers breached the computer system of Universal Health Services of Delaware, Inc. (“UHS”) earlier this year. The data breach lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. are investigating claims on behalf of current and former UHS patients and want customers who were affected by the breach to understand their legal rights.
The sensitive personal data of more than 130,000 patients who received care at UHS has been compromised. Now, customers’ protected health information may be in the hands of criminals looking to steal patients’ identities.
On May 17, 2023, UHS of Delaware filed a notice of data breach with the Attorney General of Texas. While the TexasAttorney General notes that there were 130k victims in that state, the breach affected patients nationwide.
While the UHS breach impacted patients who obtained care through UHS providers, it is possible that your information may have been compromised, even if you didn’t get treated at a UHS facility or are unsure that UHS has your personal information.
According to the notice, the data breach affected 130,000 people in Texas. However, as a Pennsylvania-based healthcare system with over 400 facilities nationwide, UHS treats more than 3.4 million patients per year. Thus, it is possible that more patients across the country also may have had their information exposed as a result of the UHS data breach.
The list of sensitive information that was exposed includes