Shields Health Lawsuit Arising Out of March 2022 Data Breach
Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims as part of a Shields Health Care Group lawsuit that a class of perhaps several million individuals had personal health information (PHI) stolen from Shields internal systems between March 7 to March 21, 2022. Shields Healthcare operates more than thirty facilities throughout New England offering services including PET/CT, MRI, and outpatient surgery. The Group has approximately 100 employees with annual revenue in the neighborhood of $25 million.
Information suggests that despite becoming aware of the data breach on or about March 18, 2022, Shields failed to issue a press release regarding breach until approximately June 7, 2022.
The types of information that may have been accessed illegally may include the following:
- • Names and addresses;
- • Dates of birth;
- • Social Security numbers;
- • Insurance information;
- • Medical record numbers; and
- • Patient identification numbers
Information suggests that despite becoming aware of the data breach on or about March 18, 2022, Shields failed to issue a press release regarding breach until approximately June 7, 2022. The failure of Shields Health to properly safeguard customer data may give rise to a broad range of losses and inconveniences to impacted customers including loss of time to protect their files for perhaps many years into the future.
If you have had an account with Shields Health prior to or during the period of March 7, 2022 to March 21, 2022, your personal information may have been stolen during the data breach. You are urged to contact Audet & Partners, LLP for a free, confidential case evaluation. You can contact us by completing and submitting the inquiry form on the right side of this page or by giving us a call at (800) 965-1461.
Shields Healthcare Group has provided services to providers including:
- • Baystate Health Urgent Care, LLC
- • Baystate MRI & Imaging Center, LLC
- • Brighton Imaging Center, LLC
- • Cape Cod CT Services, LLC
- • Cape Cod Imaging Services, LLC
- • Cape Cod PET/CT Services, LLC
- • Cape Cod Radiation Therapy Service, LLC
- • Central Maine Medical Center
- • Emerson Hospital
- • Fall River/New Bedford Regional MRI
- • Falmouth Hospital Association, Inc.
- • Franklin MRI Center, LLC
- • Lahey Clinic MRI Services, LLC
- • Massachusetts Bay MRI Limited Partnership
- • Mercy Imaging, Inc.
- • MRI/CT of Providence, LLC
- • Newton Wellesley Orthopedic Associates, Inc.
- • Newton-Wellesley Imaging, PC
- • Newton-Wellesley MRI
- • Northern MASS MRI Services, Inc.
- • NW Imaging Management Company, LLC
- • PET-CT Services by Tufts Medical Center and Shields, LLC
- • Radiation Therapy of Southeastern Massachusetts, LLC
- • Radiation Therapy of Winchester, LLC
- • South Shore Regional MRI Limited Partnership
- • South Suburban Oncology Center Limited Partnership
- • Southeastern Massachusetts Regional MRI Limited Partnership
- • SportsMedicine Atlantic Orthopaedics P.A.
- • Tufts Medical Center, Inc.
- • UMass Memorial HealthAlliance MRI Center, LLC
- • UMass Memorial MRI – Marlborough, LLC
- • UMass Memorial MRI & Imaging Center, LLC
- • Winchester Hospital / Shields MRI, LLC