Tampa General Hospital Data Breach Investigation
Lowey Dannenberg is investigating claims for violations of the common law and state consumer protection statutes by Florida Health Sciences Center Inc. d/b/a Tampa General Hospital, as a result of a data breach involving highly sensitive protected health information, including Social Security numbers and treatment information.
What Happened and What Information Was Involved:
Tampa General Hospital (“TGH”) is one of south Florida’s largest hospital systems. In 2021 alone, TGH had approximately 770,000 patients and over $1.8 billion in operating revenue.
TGH recently announced that on May 31, 2023, TGH detected unusual activity on their computer systems. TGH’s investigation determined that an unauthorized third party accessed TGH’s network and obtained certain files from its systems between May 12 and May 30, 2023. TGH reviewed the files involved and determined that some patient information was included. The information varied by individual, but may have included:
- Phone numbers
- Dates of birth
- Social Security numbers
- Health insurance information
- Medical record numbers
- Patient account numbers
- Dates of service, and/or
- Limited treatment information used by TGH for its business operations.