The Law Office of Stan M Doerrer, PLLC, working with co-counsel, is investigating a potential class action lawsuit consisting of consumer claims arising from a data breach reported by US Fertility.
On November 26, 2020, US Fertility, one of the largest networks of fertility clinics in the United States, confirmed publicly that it had been hit by a ransomware attack in September, 2020, and that sensitive patient data may have been stolen. In its statement, it disclosed that hackers had “acquired a limited number of files,” but did not say how many. U.S. Fertility admitted, at that time, that patients’ personal information, like names and addresses, as well as social security numbers, were taken in the attack, and also warned that the attack may have involved protected health information.
On January 8, 2021, US Fertility started sending letters to individual patients whose information was stolen to alert them to the breach. Many persons receiving these letters had been patients of Shady Grove Fertility or other clinics nationwide, whose IT platforms and services are supplied US Fertility. By the time of these letters, some such patients had already had their identities stolen and are already facing fallout from the breach.
The Law Office of Stan M. Doerrer is investigating this breach of sensitive information and would like to speak to additional affected persons. If you were a patient of a US Fertility clinic who received a letter regarding this breach, please contact us as soon as possible by phone at 703-348-4646 or via email.
According to US Fertility’s initial announcement, patients of the following clinics may have been affected: Georgia Reproductive Specialists, LLC d/b/a SGF Atlanta, Center for Reproductive Endocrinology, Center for Reproductive Medicine & Advanced Reproductive Technologies, Center for Reproductive Medicine Alabama, Center for Reproductive Medicine Orlando, Coastal Fertility Specialists, Fertility Centers of Illinois, LLC, Fertility Partners of Pennsylvania Surgery Center, LLC, Idaho Center for Reproductive Medicine, Nevada Center for Reproductive Medicine, Nevada Fertility Center, New York Fertility Medical Practice, PLLC d/b/a SGF New York, Northwest Center for Infertility and Reproductive Endocrinology, LLP d/b/a IVF Florida Reproductive Associates, Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte, Reproductive Partners Fertility Center – San Diego, Reproductive Partners Medical Group, Inc., Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle Reproductive Medicine, SGF Tampa Bay, LLC, Shady Grove Fertility Center of Pennsylvania, PLLC, Shady Grove Reproductive Science Center, P.C., Sher Institute of Reproductive Medicine New York, Sher Institute of Reproductive Medicine St. Louis, UNC Fertility, Utah Fertility Center, Virginia Fertility Associates, LLC d/b/a SGF Richmond, and Virginia IVF and Andrology Center, LLC.