A class action lawsuit claims Solara Medical Supplies failed to protect consumers’ personal information after a data breach which occurred between April 2, 2019 and June 20, 2019.
Plaintiff Juan Maldonado alleges that hackers gained access to the defendant’s supposedly protected computer systems and were able to steal the personal information of potentially thousands of individuals.
The plaintiff states that the defendant supplies advanced diabetic devices directly to patients and also provides medical devices for the treatment of other medical issues.
The Solara Medical Supplies class action states that the hackers were able to steal names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and confidential information such as medical information, passwords as well as credit and debit card information.
“In short, thanks to Defendant’s failure to protect the Breach Victims’ Personal and Medical Information, cyber criminals were able to steal everything they could possibly need to commit nearly every conceivable form of identity theft and wreak havoc on the financial and personal lives of potentially millions of individuals,” the Solara Medical Supplies class action lawsuit alleges.
The plaintiff claims that the defendant’s failure to safeguard their customers personal and medical information has caused substantial harm and injuries to the victims of the breach.
As an example, the plaintiff states that the data breach victims have had fraudulent charges on their bank and credit card accounts and have used up many hours filling out police reports and monitoring their credit reports.
The plaintiff claims that he has filed this class action lawsuit in order to hold the defendant accountable for their negligence in not using appropriate measures to protect the personal and medical information of their customers.
“Because Defendant presented such a soft target to cybercriminals, Plaintiff and class members have been exposed to a heightened and imminent risk of fraud and identity theft,” the Solara Medical Supplies class action lawsuit claims.
The Solara Medical Devices class action lawsuit notes that Solara violated the trust that plaintiff put into the hands of the company, in the hope that it would not let their personal and medical information get into the hands of hackers and cyber criminals.
The plaintiff claims that even though the personal information breach occurred between April 2019 and June 2019, Solara did not notify their customers of the breach until November 2019, during which time the hackers had “free reign” to do whatever they wanted with their personal information.
“Solara apparently chose to complete its internal investigation and develop its excuses and speaking points before giving class members the information they needed to protect themselves against fraud and identity theft,” the Solara Medical Supplies class action lawsuit states.
The plaintiff also claims that the defendant did not spend enough resources to monitor external incoming emails and did not sufficiently train their employees to identify emails that could be threatening and did not defend against these emails.
“Plaintiff and class members provided their Personal and Medical Information to Solara with the reasonable expectation and mutual understanding that Solara would comply with its obligations to keep such information confidential and secure from unauthorized access,” states the class action lawsuit.
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The plaintiff is represented by James Robert Noblin and Robert S. Green of Green & Noblin PC.
The Solara Medical Supplies Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit is Juan Maldonado v. Solara Medical Supplies LLC, Case No. 3:19-cv-02284, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.
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