Data breach lawsuits are legal actions that victims of data breaches file to seek compensation from the responsible parties. Common claims include damages related to:
- Identity theft: Victims of identity theft may suffer financial losses due to charges from fraudulent purchases and bank overdrafts. They can file a lawsuit against the banking or medical institution that lost their data.
- Invasion of privacy: Victims may suffer emotional damages due to the loss of personal information. Data breach lawyers can seek compensation from the responsible party, citing emotional distress from the privacy invasion.
- Medical harm: Medical data breaches can leave victims suffering physical and psychological harm due to mishandling of medical records. A data breach lawyer can help victims seek compensation for any related medical expenses incurred due to the negligence of a healthcare provider.