Recently, Florida Hospital in Orlando discovered an electronic privacy breach that saw the personal, medical and financial information of 2,252 patients stolen over a 20-month period. What is more tragic is that the criminals involved targeted the ER medical records of car accident victims. These criminals took advantage of people in their most vulnerable state directly after a traumatic incident.
Car accident victims find themselves dealing with fear, stress, potential injuries and new financial burdens. Some even have to cope with the loss of life.
How can you protect yourself from a hospital bed?
In today’s fast paced, digital world, a person’s identity is more vulnerable than ever. It is important to take precautions before disaster strikes for both your identity and your well-being. Ask questions, destroy old documents, and use electronic protection methods as well. Most importantly, plan ahead. Much like a privacy breach, accidents and injury can strike at any time. Being prepared with a trustworthy and local Orlando accident lawyer in advance could mean the difference between an inconvenience and a catastrophe.
Hospital officials discovered the identity criminals once victims of the identity theft received solicitations from an attorney-referral service. Would you have confidence in the lawyer that solicited you after a car accident or the referral service you had talked to before?
Wooten, Kimbrough & Normand, P.A. – Orlando Personal Injury Attorneys