Eureka Internal Medicine


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
March 4, 2014
geo: 
Eureka California
2280 Harrison Avenue
Eureka , CA
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Breach Total Number: 
0
Source: 
California Attorney General
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

Eureka Internal Medicine has notified patients of a potential security breach. It was discovered from September 25, 2013 until around October 9, 2013 that their janitorial service was mixing paper recycling containing patient information with the regular trash vs. moving it to the locked shredding bin.

As a result, the paper containing patient information ended up in the regular trash which was picked up and disposed of by the waste management company vs. being secured in the locked bin for pick up for secure shredding.

Information that may have been in the regular trash bins could have included full names of patients, Social Security numbers, insurance plan information and medical information.

Anyone who is potentially affected by the breach and has questions may call the representing attorney's office at 1-888-233-2305.