In September 2020, US Fertility, the largest network of fertility clinics in the USA, failed to prevent a data breach by hackers who gained access to a vast trove of individuals’ personal identifiable information and personal health information. Thousands of fertility patients and their families have been affected. On January 26, 2021 our consumer protection attorneys filed a lawsuit against US Fertility for inadequately protecting individuals’ sensitive data. On April 6, 2021, the Court appointed Gibbs Law Group partner David Berger as interim Class Counsel, making him one of four attorneys appointed to lead the case for the plaintiffs. The Court noted our firm’s “extensive investigative and early filing efforts” as a decisive factor in the appointment.
If you believe your data was compromised, you may have a claim. Please contact our consumer protection attorneys for a free, confidential consultation.
US Fertility Ransomware Attack, Patient Data Stolen
Beginning on August 12, 2020 and continuing through September 14, 2020, US Fertility failed to stop hackers from accessing thousands of fertility patients’ personally identifiable information and personal health information. Many patients may not realize they have been placed at risk by the US Fertility data breach, because US Fertility provides business support services for its partners and associates including Shady Grove Fertility, Reproductive Science Center, IVF Florida, Fertility Centers of Illinois, and others.. US Fertility began notifying victims of the breach in November 2020.
The sensitive information compromised in the breach includes:
- Date of birth
- Social Security numbers
- Driver license and state ID numbers
- Passport numbers
- Medical treatment/diagnosis information
- Medical record information
- Health insurance and claims information
- Credit and debit card information
- Financial account information
The disclosure of this information puts these individuals and their families at serious risk of identity theft and devastating fraud.