Lexington Medical Center Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Lexington Medical Center regarding its recent data breach. The Lexington Medical Center data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Lexington Medical Center is a 607-bed teaching hospital located in West Columbia, South Carolina. Founded in 1971, Lexington Medical Center anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs a staff of more than 8,000 health care professionals.2 The Lexington Medical Center network includes a cardiovascular program, an occupational health center, an Alzheimer’s care center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, and more than 70 physician practices.2 Additionally, Lexington Medical Center operates one of the busiest Emergency departments in South Carolina, treating nearly 100,000 patients each year.2


Recently, Lexington Medical Center discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Lexington Medical Center determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through an employee’s email account and individual data drive on October 4, 2023. On February 12, 2024, Lexington Medical Center began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Medical information (e.g., medical record number, patient charge descriptor information) 
  • Health insurance information

If you received a breach notification letter from Lexington Medical Center:

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 sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the Lexington Medical Center 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 Lexington Medical Center:
  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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