Data Breach

Weirton Medical Center Data Breach: Know Your Rights

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You May Be Entitled to Compensation

If you have received a notice from Weirton Medical Center or suspect that your personal information may have been compromised in the recent data breach, it's important to understand that you have rights. Lawyers are ready to help you navigate this situation and may assist you in seeking compensation for any harm or inconvenience this breach may have caused.

What Happened?

Between January 14 and January 18, 2024, Weirton Medical Center experienced unauthorized access to certain systems within its network. This incident was discovered on January 18, 2024, and immediate action was taken to secure the systems. A thorough investigation with the assistance of forensic specialists revealed that an unknown actor had acquired files containing sensitive information. Affected individuals, including current and former patients, were notified of the breach on March 18, 2024.

Your Rights and Next Steps

The exposed data includes names, Social Security numbers, and health information, which are sensitive elements that could potentially lead to identity theft or fraud. Although there is no evidence of misuse of this information, it's crucial to stay vigilant.

Here's what you can do to protect yourself:

  • Monitor Your Accounts: Regularly review your financial statements for any unauthorized activity.
  • Credit Reports: You're entitled to one free credit report annually from each of the three major credit bureaus. Visit or call 1-877-322-8228 to request your report.
  • Fraud Alerts: Place a fraud alert on your credit files, which makes it harder for an identity thief to open accounts in your name.
  • Credit Freezes: Consider placing a credit freeze on your files, which restricts access to your credit report and helps prevent new accounts from being opened in your name.
  • Identity Theft Insurance: Weirton Medical Center is offering complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection services through Experian IdentityWorks for a specified period. Enroll by June 30, 2024, using the activation code provided in your notice.
  • Stay Informed: For more information, you can contact the dedicated assistance line at 833-918-8051 or visit the Massachusetts Attorney General's website for the full disclosure of the breach.

For those affected:

  • Enroll in Complimentary Services: Take advantage of the credit monitoring and identity protection services offered by Weirton Medical Center.
  • Contact Information: If you have questions or need assistance, reach out to the assistance line or write to Weirton Medical Center directly.
  • Legal Rights: You have the right to file a police report and seek legal assistance if you suspect identity theft.

Joining a Lawsuit

If you've been affected by the Weirton Medical Center data breach, you may have the option to join a class action lawsuit to seek compensation. Participating in a lawsuit can provide a means to recover any losses and hold the responsible parties accountable for the protection of your personal data.

To explore your legal options and potentially join a lawsuit, please complete the below form. Lawyers are ready to help you through this process and work towards a fair resolution for the harm you may have suffered.

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