Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Data Breach Lawsuit

Legal Representation for Victims of Data Breaches in California

The Data Breach Attorneys at Potter Handy Law Firm have the knowledge and resources to thoroughly examine your case, conduct an investigation into the breach, and, when needed, fight for justice.

Potter Handy LLP is currently reviewing cases on behalf of individuals affected by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center data breach. These individuals may have had their personal and confidential information illegally accessed by an unknown third party during the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center data breach. Potter Handy LLP will conduct a complimentary assessment of your data breach claim in order to safeguard the rights and privacy of all those impacted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center data breach.

We are only interested in claims that arose in California.


What Happened?

Based in Seattle, Washington, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, established in 1975, is a renowned independent nonprofit dedicated to cancer treatment and research. With 11 locations in and around Seattle, it conducts clinical trials, offers various patient care services, and serves as the cancer program for UW Medicine. The center, recognized globally for its leadership in cancer and infectious disease research, employs over 5,000 individuals across its 8 clinical care locations.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center has recently discovered a data breach potentially compromising sensitive personal information within its systems. Subsequent investigations revealed that a hacker group gained access to this information, impacting both Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and UW Medicine patients between November 19 and November 25, 2023. On December 7, 2023, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center initiated the notification process for individuals whose information might have been affected.

View an example of what the notification letter looks like.

If you’ve received a notification regarding a concerning data breach, it is imperative to recognize the gravity of the situation. Your personal information could potentially be compromised, making it accessible to cybercriminals. Given this scenario, it is of utmost importance that you address this matter with a sense of urgency and contact our highly qualified Data Breach Lawyers. These attorneys can effectively protect your legal rights and ensure that those responsible for causing harm are held accountable.

By selecting a qualified Data Breach Lawyer in California, you can be assured that your interests are protected thoroughly during the entire case, providing you with peace of mind.

Contact us online or call our data breach intake professionals at (415) 534-1911.


What Information Was Involved in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Data Breach?

The investigation has concluded that the incident may have led to unauthorized access to certain confidential information.

The specific information compromised varies depending on the individual but may include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security number
  • Health insurance information
  • Medical record number
  • Patient account number
  • Date(s) of service and/or certain clinical information such as treatment/diagnosis information, lab results, or provider name.

Protecting Consumers’ Privacy Rights Following the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Data Breach

If you were notified that your information had been stolen as a result of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center data breach, you may be entitled to compensation or other remedies.

Please call (415) 534-1911 for an appointment with Mark Potter and Jim Treglio of Potter Handy LLP in San Francisco. During this call, our intake professionals will review your claim regarding the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center data breach. Free Consultations 24/7. No out-of-pocket expenses.