St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, Md., has notified 161 cardiology patients after a law firm employee lost a portable hard drive containing protected health information.

The employee of the firm Baxter, Baker, Sidle, Conn & Jones on August 4 left the back-up drive on a train, according to the Baltimore Sun, which obtained a notification letter from a patient. Protected information--on the drive because of a malpractice lawsuit by patients who received a stent--included name, address, date of birth, Social Security number and insurance information.

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