Lawyers for Patients of Dr. Nikita Levy at Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Medical Center

Carl Saiontz

By Carl Saiontz
Posted February 19, 2013


The personal injury lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential lawsuits for former patients of Dr. Nikita Levy who received gynecological or obstetrical treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital’s East Baltimore Medical Center.

Financial compensation may be available through a lawsuit for women who were photographed or videotaped during OB/GYN treatment with Dr. Nikita Levy.

According to information released on February 18, Dr. Nikita Levy has taken photographs and video of patients and other individuals at the East Baltimore Medical Center without their knowledge or consent.

Dr. Levy reportedly treated about 1,000 patients since he started his practice at the Johns Hopkins community clinic in 1988.

At this time, it is unclear how many women the OB/GYN photographed or videotaped, but any former patients of Dr. Levy should contact our lawyers for a free consultation to make sure their rights are protected.

Dr. Nikita Levy Lawsuits Against Johns Hopkins for Privacy Violations

According to Johns Hopkins, Levy’s activities were exposed after a colleague reported suspicious activity to the hospital’s security staff. The hospital confirmed that Levy was illegally photographing and videotaping patients and fired him on February 8. On February 18, he was found dead in his home in Baltimore from an apparent suicide.

Police indicate they have uncovered an “extraordinary” amount of evidence that Dr. Nikita Levy violated patient rights, and all former patients are being urged to come forward.

Videotaping and photographing patients secretly is illegal and a violation of individuals’ privacy rights. Women should be able to go to their gynecologist without fear that they will be secretly photographed, most likely for sexual purposes.

Johns Hopkins sent a letter earlier this month to Dr. Nikita Levy’s patients, informing them that their care would be switched to another healthcare provider. However, the vast majority of patients were not informed of the allegations the hospital was investigating or that they may have been secretly photographed or videotaped.

The hospital says it has launched its own investigation of the incident, and it is expected that a further letter will be sent to patients this week.

Any former patients of Dr. Nikita Levy should contact the attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. to review what legal rights may be available and whether they may be entitled to financial compensation as a result of the incident.

Confidential consultations and claim evaluations are being provided, and all lawsuits are being investigated on a contingency fee basis. This means there are no out-of-pocket expenses to hire our law firm and there are no attorney fees unless a recovery or settlement is obtained for former patients of Dr. Nikita Levy.

If you suspect that you or a family member may have been secretly photographed or videotaped by Dr. Levy, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

20 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • KAREN says:


    Posted on February 21, 2013 at 10:51 am

  • Nichole says:

    I was one of doctor Levy’s patients, I only went to him one time in July,but he made me feel uncomfortable.He did not give me a proper breast exam and when he did he was ruff.And it was something about him that afterwards made me uncomfortable. I recently called to set up an appointment but asked not to have him.

    Posted on February 21, 2013 at 3:53 pm

  • PHARA says:


    Posted on February 21, 2013 at 5:27 pm

  • ADRIAN says:

    ive been a patient of dr.leavy for over 20somthing. years an now im. so scared to go to any appt…i feel so violated…

    Posted on February 21, 2013 at 11:27 pm

  • cassandra says:

    dr levy delivered my son by c-section 14 years ago and i can’t remember if i saw him at east baltimore medical center where i go still.How do i find out and if he taped my surgery is it legal without my knowledge.What if he had taping equipment in other rooms?

    Posted on February 23, 2013 at 7:56 pm

  • Shawnette says:

    Hi my name is Shawnette and i am really disturbed by Dr.Levy actions on us women.I saw him about four years,and after several exams by him without another associate in the room at the time i felt uncomfortable and decided to change my doctor all together.This is really shocking news and makes me think what else he has probably done to his patients without their consent.Justice shall be served

    Posted on February 26, 2013 at 1:08 pm

  • Tee says:

    I was doctor levy’s patient for over 10 yrs. I just cant believe this its just so crazy! !! He delivered 2 if my 4 children. I can’t say that he behaved professionally because he had a very informal nature but he was always friendly. I hv always hated vaginal exams he was always comforting. U think that u are safe from this kind of foolery because a medical assistant is in the room during the exam. Well at least the vaginal portion of the exam.m he always started before she was in the room. This is terrible!! Every women he treated will think of this whenever its tym for her exam..I know I will and I will never hv another male gyn 🙁

    Posted on February 27, 2013 at 10:31 am

  • Sharon says:

    I do remember seeing his face it’s been so long ago i was pregant with my daughter i had all three of my kids at john hopkins… This was in 1982 which was before his time1990/1998 how ever i only pray doing that time he was not doing this cause it would devastate me too find out that doing my exams this man has impose on the rights of my privacy and other women’s privacy other then that i put the rest in god’s hand i just hope that my right is not floating around in cyper space.

    Posted on March 1, 2013 at 4:53 am

  • Dominique says:

    I has Dr. Levy one time in 2007 when I was pregnant with my first child. I Felt so uncomfortable I imediately changed my doctor to a female. It’s just something about male doctors. I still go to East Baltimore Medical Center till this day. I have no idea he was doing those things. I barely seen him in the office. One time at an apppointment I had I saw that a patient delivered some flowers to him.

    Posted on March 8, 2013 at 2:36 pm

  • Chantel says:

    I was a patient of Dr. Levy since 1989 worked with him during my externship back in 1988, he deliverd all three of my children, he has performed many exames on me, including the Robotic Surgery January 2012. Dr. Levy was not just my Doctor, he was my friend,and working alone side of him we had a repore with each other. I have shared many personal situations with him dealing with GYN/OB situations, I trusted him with my information and I trusted him as my doctor and friend.I am hurt and devastated that I could be a victum of such a terrible crime. Dr.Levy was a great doctor, its now in GOD’S hands and Dr. Levy will answer to a higher calling about what he has done.Ladies keep praying and know that GOD has the final say and, he is working it out for our good and his glory.BE BLESSED.

    Posted on March 11, 2013 at 11:06 pm

  • Marie says:

    There’s no words to express the hurt he has done to me and my daughters. I pray to Jehovah to help me get thru this trying time.
    I know that there’s better days ahead for all of us. Psa 37:10 and 11,
    gives me much comfort.
    Prays and Love Be With You All!

    Posted on March 13, 2013 at 8:23 pm

  • Felicia says:

    I remember the times Dr Levy examine me he never asked got a nurse to come in the room,during the examination,but at that i didnt really pay attention to it cause i was,just happy that i was pregnant and made it over my first trimester,in prior to my miscarriages before that

    Posted on April 3, 2013 at 6:50 am

  • Erica R says:

    im still in shock right now Dr.Nikita Levy delivered my baby girl last year in october he was doing irrelevant things throughout my delivery and him in my mother got into a small altercation because of his arrogance and the way he was acting i hated every minute of it i was very uncomfortable and still uncomfortable til this day i hope justice is served.

    Posted on May 15, 2013 at 4:52 pm

  • Sharon says:

    I thought maybe I saw him at east Baltimore mc, if so he removed my iud, its been about 5 yrs now, then I received a letter saying I was most likely his patient

    Posted on January 25, 2014 at 11:06 am

  • Maurkita says:

    Dr. Levy was my doctor from 2000 until the incident. He delivered two of my sons in 2004 and in 2012 at fisrt i thought i was dealing with the situation. Well until i got pregnant with my daughter. And refused. To so to the doctor i had no prenatal. Care for 7 months because. I was so traumatized about this i really trusted this man i thought he was such a good doctor so much so when he moved from Johnson medical center i followed him to ebmc

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 4:26 pm

  • LYNNELLE says:

    Dr. Levy was my physician for 22 years. He delivered my youngest caught in July 1999 and he oversaw me for my pregnancy with my son in 1992. He also performed my hysterectomy in January 2012 which I was having pain & scheduled an appointment with EBMC that never took place due to his cowardly apparent suicide. I feel violated!!! Now that the story is out, the little things I questioned makes sense. YES, his examination tables ALWAYS faced the walls. When I moved to Georgia & he told me that he called but my number was changed. And most of all, when my Primary Care Physician did a Pap Smear but he was determined & did another one. (I worked at JHH in the pre-auth & referral dept. & my insurance covered 1 per year so I was concerned with them not paying for the 2nd exam.) When working at Hopkins I started missing time because I would have nightmares and started feeling depressed. No money in the world can take the place of the hurt, pain, distrust & violation I feel today. I pray for all females violated by Nikita Levy. (He doesn’t deserve the “doctor” title).

    Posted on July 27, 2014 at 1:07 pm

  • darlene says:

    My name is darlene and levy been my doctor since 1990 wen i was pregnant wit my first child & he made me feel like he was playing stuff and he just made me feel uncomfortable then . He deleivered all my girls at john hopkins and all my surgerys but one a he didnt wanna give me my medicines that i needed. And wen he did my last surgery he really messed me up for life now.

    Posted on August 17, 2014 at 9:20 pm

  • Chaz says:

    Phyllis my mother was Dr. Levy’s patient from 1991 through 1993. My Mother was confirmed with a severe case of Yeast/Herpes infection virus in mid 1992 and spent many & many extended visits to Dr. Levy’s office in Baltimore through the late spring of 1993.
    She never got confirmation that her yeast/herpes infection was ever cleared up but got tired of weekly sometimes bi weekly visits to see Dr. Levy. She shared with me her apprehensions of all those extra appointments and dollars she spent trying to cure the yeast/herpes infection up. In the beginning she trusted Dr. Levy, and really liked the bedside manner of Dr. Levy. By the time she left the hospital she had many reservations of the doctor and his practices. Her many visits and the scooping of her vagina areas were very disruptive to her life and she lost a relationship through her disruptive numerous visits too Dr. Levy. The implications of such an ongoing episode of her situation/virus ruined her future relationships and killed her confidence in being a healthy and vibrant woman.
    My Mother passed away 10 years ago to breast cancer but never understood the complications that were continually expressed by Dr. Levy in those years of being a devoted patient of Dr. Levy’s. After 1993 my Mothers relationships were nonexistent and I believe her intimacy was lost in those years.

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 4:18 pm

  • cocolicious says:

    I know I was a patient in 1991 or 1992, I was pregnant, and I remeber the nurse assistant, when I said how long is this woman going to be, and she said Dr. Nikita Levy is a man, I just assumed it was a woman, because my daughter name is Marquita, Nikita sounds like Marquita, and we laughed about it, so that’s how I know I was a patient, it didn’t register until, I remember that incident.

    Posted on December 31, 2014 at 5:34 pm

  • Phyllis says:

    I was a patient of Dr Levy hearing that he was video women concerns me because as a little girl I was touched inappropriately. He also examing me without a nurse in the room now when I go to my doctors appointments I’m always wondering or feeling nervous when someone is examing me man or women.

    Posted on December 31, 2015 at 3:36 pm

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