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Data Breach Sparks Action against Natural Health Services

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Personal Injury Firm Diamond and Diamond represents victims in class action lawsuit

TORONTO, March 27, 2019 /CNW/ - Diamond & Diamond Lawyers LLP today announced the filing of a class action lawsuit against Natural Health Services Ltd. and parent company Sunniva Inc., as a result of a data breach of sensitive, personal and confidential patient information.

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Natural Health Service acts as a conduit between physicians and patients seeking medical cannabis for treating various ailments. The organization's parent company, Sunniva, operates various cannabis subsidiaries in both the United States and Canada.

The data breach, which according to the defendant occurred "between December 4, 2018 and January 7, 2019", was only notified to affected Plaintiffs within the last calendar week.

"What is more integral that the preservation of our health information?" said Jeremy Diamond, Manager Partner at Diamond and Diamond Lawyers. "All individuals that filled out these online forms could be affected by this egregious breach."

The defendant acknowledges the following patient information was disclosed within the breach:

  • Diagnostic results
  • Health care numbers
  • Medical information including diagnostic results, medical conditions, allergies, encounter notes with clinics and doctors, referrals, forms and completed questionnaires
  • Specific identifying information connected to the above, including name, age, gender, address, phone number

The Representative Plaintiff for the class, Adele Worley-Burns, stated, "I was informed by my lawyer that this kind of a breach could possibly impact my insurance rates, ability to travel, and subject me to possible fraud. I feel violated on a variety of levels."

Diamond and Diamond believes there may be additional Plaintiffs, not currently represented, that have been affected by the breach. Those who believe they may be a member of the affected class are urged to contact the firm immediately by visiting their website at www.diamondlaw.ca or by calling 1-800-567-HURT.

About Diamond and Diamond:

  • Family owned firm has grown from 1 office in Toronto to 20 locations in a mere 5 years
  • Winner of 7 readers choice awards, 3 Year Winner of Consumer's Choice Award
  • Featured legal commentators on 30+ radio and television stations and print media
  • Sponsorships with Canada's biggest sporting franchises (Toronto Raptors, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Marlies, BC Lions, Calgary Flames, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Rock as well as OHL teams across Ontario)
  • 2016 Leger Polling shows evidence of unparalleled brand awareness. Nearly 70% of GTA residents are aware of the firm with only 3% able to name a competitor

SOURCE Diamond and Diamond Lawyers LLP

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