$190 Million Settlement for John Hopkins Hidden Camera Lawsuit

 Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Johns Hopkins Health System will pay $190 million to settle a lawsuit on behalf of at least 8,500 women whose pelvic exams were secretly recorded by a gynecologist who later commtted suicide. The Baltimore hospital said the settlement will be paid from insurance. The doctor, Nikita Levy, killed himself last year amid an investigation of the recordings and may have filmed as many as 12,600 women, lawyers for the victims said. The settlement “properly balances the concerns of thousands of plaintiffs with obligations the health system has to provide ongoing and superior care to the community,” Johns Hopkins said today in a statement.