Morgan & Morgan is Investigating the Lurie Children’s Hospital Data Breach Announced on or Around July 2, 2024

Published July 05, 2024
By adyca

Morgan & Morgan’s industry leading data privacy attorneys are investigating a months-long data breach at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.  Lurie Children’s Hospital experienced a ransomware attack that shut down its network between January 26 – 31 early this year. The Lurie Children’s Hospital data breach involved sensitive personally identifiable information including Social Security numbers, medical diagnosis information, and prescription information. Unfortunately for patients, this information has been sold on the dark web. The Rhysida ransomware group, who was allegedly behind the attack, has been reported as having made more than $3 million from the sale of this data.

We are investigating, among other things, the following:

  • whether Lurie Children’s Hospital implemented appropriate and adequate security measures to protect the sensitive information; and
  • whether Lurie Children’s Hospital has provided affected individuals adequate protection and compensation for any harms they have experienced as a result of the data breach.

Recently, Lurie Children’s Hospital sent out data breach notification letters to those who were impacted by the breach.  

If you received a data breach notification and would like to discuss with an attorney, we are available at 888.696.0024 or take our free QUIZ to see if you have a case.

We place a significant amount of trust in the companies we choose to share our information with, particularly hospitals, making the data breach all the more unacceptable. Worse is that this breach involves the sensitive information of children.

If you suspect that your information or that of your child was exposed in the RPM Lurie Children’s Hospital data breach, Morgan & Morgan is here to help.