Patients using Optum and Change Healthcare

Investigation into Cyberattack on Change Healthcare Patients

Have you been impacted by the recent cyberattacks targeting Change Healthcare and Optum, both subsidiaries of UnitedHealth Group? Audet & Partners, LLP is actively investigating potential legal claims stemming from these data breaches, which have caused significant disruptions and raised serious concerns about the security of sensitive patient information within the healthcare industry.

Change Healthcare experienced a BlackCat ransomware attack in late February, resulting in the unauthorized access and encryption of data. While the full extent of the breach is still being assessed, it is believed that millions of individuals may have been impacted, potentially exposing their protected health information (PHI) to the risk of identity theft and other forms of financial harm.

Similarly, Optum, another unit of UnitedHealth Group, reportedly fell victim to a separate cyberattack, further exacerbating concerns about the security of patient data within the healthcare ecosystem. Although the exact nature and scope of the breach at Optum are still being investigated, it is believed to have occurred around the same time as the attack on Change Healthcare. If you are a healthcare provider and have faced challenges due to the cyberattack outage, please visit our page linked here to learn more about your legal options.

The lawsuits arising from these cyberattacks may allege violations of federal and state laws, including HIPAA regulations governing the protection of patient data. Healthcare organizations like Change Healthcare and Optum have a legal obligation to safeguard patient information from unauthorized access or disclosure, and failure to do so may give rise to claims of negligence and breach of duty.

Individuals and entities affected by these data breaches may be entitled to compensation for damages, including financial losses, emotional distress, and the costs associated with mitigating the effects of identity theft. Our experienced attorneys are dedicated to advocating for the rights of individuals and organizations impacted by data breaches and cyberattacks, and we stand ready to assist you in pursuing justice and compensation for your losses.

If you believe you have been affected by the Change Healthcare or Optum cyberattacks, or if you would like to learn more about your legal rights and options, we encourage you to contact Audet & Partners, LLP for a confidential consultation. Your privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us, and we are here to support you every step of the way.

To speak with a member of our legal team and explore your potential legal options, please fill out the confidential questionnaire form on this webpage or call us at 800.965.1461.



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