On Monday, Johns Hopkins Hospital agreed to a $190 million settlement with 8,000 former patients of Dr. Nikita Levy, a gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped women during examinations.
Dr. Levy was fired after 25 years with Hopkins Health System in Baltimore in February 2013, when a female co-worker reported suspicious behavior to the authorities. Dr. Levy committed suicide days later.
Jonathan Schochor, Managing Partner of Schochor and Staton, P.A., is lead counsel for the class action lawsuit against Johns Hopkins Hospital, representing Dr. Levy’s former patients.
The $190 million proposed settlement was preliminarily approved by the Circuit Court for Baltimore City on Monday. It is believed that this case is the largest in the U.S. involving sexual misconduct by a physician.
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