AHMC HEALTHCARE INC. PATIENT DATA BREACH IMPACTS APROXIMATELY 729,000 PATIENTS

Wites & Kapetan, P.A. is investigating potential claims involving the theft of two laptops on October 12, 2013 from a secured administration office of AHMC Healthcare Inc. (“AHMC”).  According to AHMC, the laptops contained protected health information for approximately 729,000 Medicare patients treated at the following AHMC hospitals: (1) Garfield Medical Center, (2) Monterey Park Hospital, (3) Greater El Monte Community Hospital, (4) Whittier Hospital Medical Center, (5) San Gabriel Valley Medical Center, and (6) Anaheim Regional Medical Center.  The protected health information contained in the laptops includes patient names, Medicare/insurance identification numbers, diagnosis/procedure codes, and insurance/patient payments.  AHMC has stated that about 10% of its patients’ social security numbers also have been compromised.

If you have any information regarding these potential claims, or believe that you might be one of the patients whose confidential information may have been compromised, and would like to speak with an attorney about your legal rights, contact the attorneys at Wites & Kapetan, P.A. by email at info@wklawyers.com or toll-free at 1 (866) 277-8631.


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