Console & Associates, P.C. Investigates Class Action Lawsuit Following Electromed, Inc. Data Breach

MARLTON, N.J. - Jan. 25, 2022 - PRLog -- Recently, Console & Associates, P.C. announced that the law firm is actively investigating the recent Electromed, Inc. data breach to determine what, if any, legal remedies those affected by the breach have against the company. If evidence emerges that Electromed failed to take the necessary steps to secure sensitive consumers' data, the company may be financially liable through a data breach class action lawsuit.

Data breaches occur when an unauthorized party gains access to consumer data that is in the possession of a company. Often, data breaches are the result of a cyberattack targeting a company's IT systems. In most cases, the data accessed through a breach is either retained by the party orchestrating the hacking event or sold to another party. In either case, there is no way to be sure what the party in possession of the information plans to do with it. Thus, affected consumers are at an increased risk of experiencing identity theft or other financial losses.

While the investigation into Electromed's data-privacy practices is ongoing, the breach raises questions about the company's efforts to keep consumer data secure. If it turns out that the Electromed mishandled or failed to protect consumer data leading up to the breach, affected parties may be eligible for financial compensation through a class action lawsuit.

Attorney Richard Console explains, "It's easy to place all the blame for a data breach on the person who hacks into an organization's system; however, this ignores the legal and moral obligation that these organizations owe to customers. When someone gives an organization their business, they trust that the information in the organization's possession will remain private—and out of the hands of criminals. While protecting consumer data requires an organization to undergo some effort and expense, in our current environment of widespread hacking, this is a cost of doing business that all organizations must take seriously."

According to Electromed's data privacy incident notice, the company first noticed suspicious activity on some of its servers on June 16, 2021. In response, Electromed worked with a cyber-security firm to look into the breach. The investigation revealed that the unauthorized party accessed certain company files containing sensitive customer and employee information. Ultimately, the investigation revealed that the sensitive information of approximately 47,000 individuals was compromised. As it pertains to customers, the compromised data includes:
  • First and last names,
  • Full mailing addresses,
  • Medical information, and
  • Health insurance information.

For affected employees, the data breach compromised the following data:
  • Social Security numbers,
  • Driver's license numbers, and
  • Financial account information.

Electromed, Inc. notes that there is no sign the unauthorized third party used or intends to use the data obtained through the cyberattack. However, an investigation is ongoing. Subsequently, the company sent data breach notifications to all affected parties, informing them of the breach and what they can do to protect themselves.

If it turns out that Electromed did not maintain the necessary data-security protocol to protect consumers' data leading up to the breach, Electromed, Inc. may be liable to affected parties through a class action lawsuit.

While the investigation into the breach is ongoing, those in receipt of a data breach letter from the Electromed should take the following steps to protect themselves:

1.)   Carefully review the letter sent by Electromed;
2.)   Retain a copy of the data breach notification letter;
3.)   Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by Electromed;
4.)   Change all passwords and security questions to online accounts;
5.)   Frequently review all credit card and bank account statements for any signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
6.)   Monitor credit reports for any unexpected changes or signs of identity theft;
7.)   Contact a credit bureau to request a temporary fraud alert; and
8.)   Notify all banks and credit card companies of the data breach.

To learn more about this data breach, please visit https://www.myinjuryattorney.com/data-breach-alert-electromed-inc/.

Console & Associates P.C. is dedicated to advancing consumers' privacy interests at every opportunity. The firm investigates all types of data breaches, ransomware attacks and other network intrusions to determine the legal rights of consumers who trusted corporations with their sensitive information. Console & Associates, P.C. can be reached through the firm's website at https://www.myinjuryattorney.com/consumer-privacy-data-breach-lawyers/.

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