Southern Illinois Healthcare – Harrisburg Medical 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 Southern Illinois Healthcare – Harrisburg Medical Center data breach. These individuals may have had their personal and confidential information illegally accessed by an unknown third party during the Southern Illinois Healthcare – Harrisburg Medical 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 Southern Illinois Healthcare – Harrisburg Medical Center data breach.

We are only interested in claims that arose in California and Illinois.


What Happened?

Harrisburg Medical Center is a healthcare system based in Harrisburg, Illinois. Southern Illinois Healthcare – Harrisburg Medical Center (“SIH HMC”) is part of the Southern Illinois Healthcare network, along with St. Joseph Memorial Hospital, Herrin Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Through its hospitals and clinics, Southern Illinois Healthcare serves patients in Saline, Gallatin, Hardin, Pope, and White Counties. Harrisburg Medical Center has a workforce of over 450 individuals and generates approximately $66 million in annual revenue. Southern Illinois Healthcare as a whole employs 4,000 people and generates $584 million in annual revenue.

Around December 23, 2022, Harrisburg Medical Center detected a data breach, exposing potential unauthorized access to sensitive personal and health information within its systems. Following a forensic investigation, on August 24, 2023, Harrisburg Medical Center determined that an unauthorized third party may have accessed this sensitive information between December 19, 2022, and December 23, 2022. Subsequently, on December 12, 2023, Harrisburg Medical Center notified affected individuals of the data breach. In total, the data of 147,826 individuals was compromised in the breach.

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 Southern Illinois Healthcare – Harrisburg Medical Center Data Breach?

The investigation has concluded that the incident may have resulted in unauthorized access to specific confidential information.

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

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Driver’s license/state ID number
  • Financial account number
  • Medical information (e.g., diagnosis/conditions, lab results, prescription information)
  • Health insurance information
  • Digital/electronic signature

Protecting Consumers’ Privacy Rights Following the Southern Illinois Healthcare – Harrisburg Medical Center Data Breach

If you were notified that your information had been stolen as a result of the Southern Illinois Healthcare – Harrisburg Medical 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 Southern Illinois Healthcare – Harrisburg Medical Center data breach. Free Consultations 24/7. No out-of-pocket expenses.