Bay Area Heart Center Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Bay Area Heart Center, PA regarding a recent data breach. The Bay Area Heart Center data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 11,000 individuals.


Bay Area Heart Center is a medical center specializing in the treatment of heart conditions based in Florida. Founded in 1982, Bay Area Heart Center’s physicians are thoroughly trained in all aspects of modern cardiology, including diagnostic and therapeutic areas such as cardiac catheterization, interventional cardiology, peripheral vascular, and pacemaker therapy.3 Additionally, Bay Area Heant Center’s cardiologists are certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty certifications in cardiovascular disease, interventional therapeutics, and electrophysiology.3 Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, Bay Area Heart Center has 3 additional locations in St. Petersburg and Largo, Florida, and employs over 10 practitioners.  


On January 30, 2024, Bay Area Heart Center reported a data breach in which personal identifiable information and protected health information may have been accessed and acquired. According to a press release posted on the Bay Area Heart Center website, the breach resulted from a cybersecurity attack against its third-party business associate, Bowden Barlow Law, P.A. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Address
  • Dates of service
  • Claims data
  • Insurance policy number

If you received a breach notification letter from Bay Area Heart Center, PA:

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 Bay Area Heart 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 Bay Area Heart Center, PA:
  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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