Sunday, August 8, 2010

Fort Worth medical clinic spends $15,000 notifying patients of theft

FORT WORTH -- In June, employees at a Fort Worth allergy clinic discovered that the office door had been kicked in and four computers containing patients' personal information including Social Security numbers and birth dates had been stolen.

This week Fort Worth Allergy and Asthma Associates spent $15,000 mailing letters notifying the clinic's 25,000 patients of the burglary. The stolen computer database also contained patient's addresses and diagnoses, Dr. Robert Rogers said.

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