Johns Hopkins Dr. Nikita Levy Class Action Lawsuit

Carl Saiontz

By Carl Saiontz
Posted March 4, 2013


The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk have been contacted by hundreds of former patients of Dr. Nikita Levy since information first surfaced last month about the unauthorized photographing and videotaping of patients during OB/GYN examinations at Johns Hopkins Hospital’s East Baltimore Medical Center.

These former patients have important legal rights, and immediate actions are being taken to protect individuals through class action lawsuits and other proceedings against Johns Hopkins.

Thousands of photographs and videos have been discovered of former patients of Dr. Nikita Levy, including recordings of private parts that were taken with hidden cameras or pen cameras. As a result of the outrageous conduct of Dr. Levy, patients have suffered great indignity, humiliation, shame, mortification and other physical, mental and emotional injuries. A number of serious questions have been raised about how Johns Hopkins Hospital permitted this to occur at their medical center, and what steps they failed to take to prevent this outrageous invasion of privacy.

While law enforcement officials are continuing to investigate the evidence and collect information, most former patients of Dr. Nikita Levy have been left in the dark. Johns Hopkins class action lawsuits for Dr. Nikita Levy patients will serve several important benefits for patients, especially at this early stage of the litigation.

Benefits of Dr. Levy Class Action Lawsuits At This Stage

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It is important to recognize that the early filing of class action lawsuits against Johns Hopkins does not limit the rights of former patients or require that all individuals participate in the action.

If any class actions are certified, individual plaintiffs will have the option of “opting out” of the class if their damages are more severe or warrant pursuing a separate legal action.

Our class action lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation of each individual clients’ circumstances with the dignity and privacy to which she is entitled, and all options will be reviewed with former Dr. Levy patients to determine if their interests will be better served through an individual lawsuit.

Through a class action lawsuit for Dr. Nikita Levy patients, many clients will benefits from reduced expenses associated with litigation of the claims. The courts may be able to address several immediate concerns and common questions, including:

  • What Johns Hopkins Hospital did to supervise and oversee Dr. Levy
  • Why Johns Hopkins failed to recognize a suspicious pattern of conduct by Dr. Levy that has appeared after speaking with multiple patients, including indications that patients were commonly examined without a female staff member present or without the option for a chaperone even being offered.
  • How Johns Hopkins trained their staff to recognize, report and stop suspicious behaviors by physicians.
  • Whether Johns Hopkins wrongfully credentialed Dr. Levy or failed to have sufficient policies in place to prevent sexual or perverse exploitation of patients

In addition to seeking compensatory and punitive damages from Johns Hopkins for Dr. Nikita Levy patients, through a class action lawsuit, plaintiffs may also be able to force Johns Hopkins to take certain actions, such as:

  • Locating all photographs and videos that were taken of patients, and disclosing how they may have been distributed.
  • Take all reasonable efforts to identify patients who were photographed or recorded in a timely manner, and to do so in a manner that does not cause further psychological injury.
  • To promptly notify all patients who were or may have been secretly recorded and photographed, to provide closure for the on-going emotional distress many women are suffering
  • Identify all hospital employees or other individuals involved in the making of the recordings, including those who should have discovered the unusual and suspicious activities of Dr. Nikita Levy
  • To protect all photographs and videos discovered to avoid unnecessary viewing
  • To destroy all such photos and recordings at the conclusion of legal actions and criminal proceedings

As a result of the severe emotional trauma caused by the discovery that they may have been secretly recorded during their OB/GYN examinations, many former Dr. Levy patients have also sought therapy and psychological counseling. While Johns Hopkins has indicated that they are offering counseling to former patients, many women have questioned why Hopkins is not offering to pay for counseling that would be provided outside of the Johns Hopkins system, especially given the outrageous violations of their trust and confidence that have occurred.

Contact our Johns Hopkins Class Action Lawyers

All former patients of Dr. Nikita Levy have important legal rights. The Johns Hopkins and Nikita Levy class action lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are providing free consultations and claim evaluations to help determine what options may be available and to make sure you and your family are protected regarding damages caused by this unthinkable violation of trust and privacy.

To review a potential claim and determine whether your interests may be served through a class action or individual injury lawsuit, request a free consultation with Saiontz & Kirk, P.A.

12 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • danora says:

    Im so disgusted by his actions I’m still afraid 2 this day to go 2 dat clinic.

    Posted on October 30, 2013 at 3:13 pm

  • Jeannette says:

    How can I find out if I was one of Dr Levy victims?

    Posted on January 20, 2014 at 7:05 pm

  • wanda says:

    I am still afraid when I have a doctor’s appointment. It’s so very hard to trust doctor’s these days because now I look at them all the same. No, it may not be fair to do this but neither was it fair for Dr. Levy to do what he did to myself and others. I hate him so much for what he has done to me and because of him and his actions it’s not fair that because I trusted him as my physician, that today and for the rest of my life I have to live in fear.

    Posted on February 19, 2014 at 7:23 am

  • Sierra says:

    We all are now plagued with thought that someone may be watching us while being examined by another physician. All our live have been changed forever, you could almost say we have been scared for life.

    Posted on April 2, 2014 at 5:12 am

  • Rhonda says:

    I was totally shocked by this doctor’s actions he seemed so caring and concerned now I don’t trust any doctor and struggle with trust issues when going to my doctor. being a child who was molested makes this even more difficult to deal with. trust for men totally lost.

    Posted on May 8, 2014 at 11:47 pm

  • sharie says:

    I been crying on in off. I really feel violated by this. This make me feel disgusting after I had my surgery nov.19, 2011 by Dr. Levy

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 3:03 pm

  • Angela says:

    I’m still in shock about this whole thing. I’ve been going to this clinic for over 35 years. I trusted Dr. Levy more than I trusted any doctor because of his manners, concerns about my health and his sense of humor. This situation here have got me so messed up that I can’t even talk about it with my therapist or anyone else my sense of trust is gone for all doctors. I am completely DONE!

    Posted on August 1, 2014 at 12:38 am

  • Tamara says:

    I’m so disgusted with Dr. Levy actions I still haven’t went to see any doctors after that I’m afraid for myself as well as my 4 daughters I’m traumatized to the maximum.

    Posted on August 13, 2015 at 12:26 pm

  • carolyn says:

    After being with this doctor for over twenty five I’m sicken from his action and now we patients sit and wait for the allocation team to decide on what award we will get it should not be taking this long I don’ want another man doctor to touch me makes me sick

    Posted on November 9, 2015 at 11:06 am

  • Stacey says:

    He broke my trust heart and spirit im afraid of what he has done with my picture and maybe even a piece of my cervix

    Posted on December 30, 2015 at 12:23 am

  • Pamela says:

    I agree with Carolyn, it shouldn’t take this long. All the investigation team had to do is find out if the names that brought claims were actually patients of the doctor then if no reasonable amount couldnt be determined, then I would award each female $15,000! That’s more than they had! He could have killed himself and we wouldn’t have known anything. Be grateful!!

    Posted on January 14, 2016 at 1:38 pm

  • Athea says:

    There is no price on being violated the scars the damage the privacy act code disappointed us we put our trust in the system and we were let down angry hurt sad and most definitely damage how do we pick up the pieces and move on no one knows but the Lord does one bad apple spoiled the bunch YES we are in therapy does that help some say yes and some say no the question is were do our HEALING starts all these lawyers won all these amounts of money what pain and suffering did they experience not one thing at all they should have gotten a low AMOUNT because they have no clue or never have been violated GODS KNOWS AND SEE EVERYTHING AND HE WILL REWARD US OPENLY IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH IN JESUS NAME AMEN

    Posted on May 7, 2017 at 8:20 pm

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