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The Levy case, lead by Jonathan Schochor, Managing Partner at Schochor, Staton, Goldberg, and Cardea, P.A., is one of many lawsuits in recent years that focus on the responsibility of those involved to uphold standards of care.

“An institution has an obligation to actually, properly and routinely monitor the conduct of its physicians,” said Jonathan Schochor, lead attorney for patients in the Nikita Levy case. That oversight is essential, he said, to ensure that physicians comply with the basic tenets of medicine.

Ultimately, these types of cases will require hospitals to take further steps to monitor for and prevent abuse in the future.