Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons, P.C. (“DMOS”) regarding its recent data breach. The DMOS data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


DMOS is a multi-faceted orthopaedic specialty center based in Iowa. Founded in 1955, DMOS provides comprehensive orthopaedic care for all types of conditions, including foot and ankle, hand and upper extremity, hip and knee, spine, neck, and shoulder injuries. Additionally, DMOS provides services in interventional therapy, medical imaging, physical therapy, urgent care, and access to durable medical equipment. Headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, DMOS has two additional locations in Iowa and employs over 200 individuals.


Recently, DMOS discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, DMOS determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information due to a DMOS vendor failure on or about February 17, 2023. On January 22, 2024, DMOS began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Driver’s license and/or state ID numbers
  • Passport information
  • Direct deposit bank information
  • Medical information 
  • Health insurance information 

If you received a breach notification letter from Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons, P.C.:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the DMOS data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons, P.C.:
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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