A gynecologist at Johns Hopkins Medical Center was found to have recorded thousands of women during exams.
Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore discovered that one of its physicians, Dr. Nikita Levy, took photos and videos of thousands of women during pelvic exams. Co-workers suspected Dr. Levy's actions and alerted authorities at Johns Hopkins in early 2013. Days later, Dr. Levy was fired and committed suicide. Investigators found 1,200 videos and 140 photos stored in Dr. Levy's home. He worked at Johns Hopkins for 25 years, during which he saw 12,600 patients. A class-action lawsuit initiated by 8,000 women who were treated by Dr. Levy will settle for $190 million to be paid by Johns Hopkins. This settlement is one of the largest in the United States for a case involving sexual misconduct by a physician. It is impossible to determine which patients were recorded as no faces were shown, and there is no evidence that the videos or photos were shared with anyone else. Still, some women involved in the lawsuit demonstrated serious emotional trauma related to this situation, as their trust had been violated. Many do not wish to see any doctors in the future, and refuse to continue with treatment at Johns Hopkins for their medical care. A forensic psychologist and post-traumatic stress specialist met with each woman to determine the level of trauma experienced by each, which will then correlate to the amount of settlement money she will receive.
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