Orthopedic Associates of Flower Mound Data Breach

By
Will Gendron
Mar 11, 2024 2:41 PM
The data breach at Orthopedic Associates of Flower Mound has affected 1,740 individuals, exposing personal information such as names, addresses, social security numbers, financial details, medical information, and dates of birth. If you're affected, it's crucial to monitor your accounts, check credit reports, consider credit protection services, and stay informed about the breach.

Understanding the Data Breach at Orthopedic Associates of Flower Mound

If you've recently been a patient or associated with Orthopedic Associates of Flower Mound PLLC, it's important to be aware of a data breach that may have exposed personal information. The incident has been reported to the Texas Attorney General's office, and it's essential to understand the extent of the exposure and the steps you can take to protect yourself.

The breach exposed several types of personal information, including:

  • Names
  • Addresses
  • Social Security Numbers
  • Financial Information (such as account numbers and credit or debit card details)
  • Medical Information
  • Dates of Birth

This breach was officially published on March 11, 2024, and has affected a reported 1,740 individuals in the state of Texas. Orthopedic Associates of Flower Mound has taken steps to notify affected consumers through U.S. Mail.

Next Steps for Affected Individuals

If you believe you're affected by this breach, it's crucial to act promptly to secure your personal information. Here are some steps you can consider:

  1. Review Your Accounts: Closely monitor your financial statements and accounts for any unauthorized activity. If you notice anything suspicious, contact your bank or credit card provider immediately.
  2. Credit Reports: Obtain a copy of your credit report from the major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) to check for any discrepancies or unauthorized accounts. You are entitled to one free credit report from each bureau per year.
  3. Fraud Alerts: Consider placing a fraud alert on your credit files. This alert tells creditors to take extra steps to verify your identity before issuing credit in your name.
  4. Credit Freeze: A more secure option is to place a credit freeze on your files, which prevents credit, loans, and services from being approved in your name without your consent.
  5. Identity Theft Protection: You may want to enroll in an identity theft protection service that offers credit monitoring and recovery services.
  6. Stay Informed: Keep up to date with any further communications from Orthopedic Associates of Flower Mound regarding the breach.

For more detailed information about the breach and to access the disclosure, visit the Texas Attorney General's website.

Conclusion

Data breaches can be distressing, but taking the right steps can minimize potential harm. Stay vigilant, review your accounts, and consider credit protection services. If you need further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to Orthopedic Associates of Flower Mound or consult with a professional who specializes in data breach responses. Remember, you're not alone in this, and there are resources available to help you through the process of securing your personal information.

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