Lurie Children’s Hospital Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (“Lurie Children’s”) regarding its recent cybersecurity incident. The Lurie Children’s cybersecurity incident may have involved sensitive personal information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Lurie Children’s is a hospital and pediatric healthcare provider based in Illinois. Founded in 1882, Lurie Children’s is among the top pediatric hospitals in the country, with specialties in cardiology and cardiac surgery, orthopedics, neonatology, endocrinology, cancer and blood disorders, urology, nephrology, pulmonary medicine, and gastroenterology and GI surgery. Today, Lurie Children’s is the pediatric teaching and research partner of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and serves more than 239,000 children each year.2 Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Lurie Children’s has 54 additional locations in Chicagoland and employs over 1,000 individuals.


On February 1, 2024, Lurie Children’s disclosed a cybersecurity incident impacting the functionality of its systems. In response, Lurie Children’s has proactively taken its network systems offline. According to a “Cybersecurity Matter” notice posted on its website, Lurie Children’s has launched an investigation and is working in collaboration with law enforcement agencies. As of February 5, 2024, Lurie Children’s has not confirmed whether the incident resulted in a data breach.

If you are a current or former patient of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago:

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 Lurie Children’s 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. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  3. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  4. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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