Lawyers for Patients of Dr. Levy at Johns Hopkins

Former patients of Dr. Nikita Levy, a gynecologist and obstetrician (OB-GYN) affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital have important legal rights and may be entitled to financial compensation as a result of an invasion privacy and other damages caused by the unauthorized photographing and videotaping of patients.

The medical malpractice lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. previously reviewed potential claims for Dr. Nikita Levy patients treated at the East Baltimore Medical Center or other Johns Hopkins medical clinics, who may have experienced:

  • Invasion of Property
  • Emotional Distress
  • Lack of Supervision and Oversight Failure by Johns Hopkins
  • Lack of Informed Consent

New cases are no longer being accepted. This page is maintained for informational purposes only.

Johns Hopkins and Dr. Nikita Levy Taking Photos, Videos of Patients

Johns Hopkins Hospital and Baltimore police are investigating the unauthorized photographing and videotaping of certain patients treated by Dr. Nikita Levy, who was found dead at his Towson home in Baltimore County on February 18.

Police have discovered substantial video and photographic evidence indicating that Dr. Levy was recording women during examination.

It is unclear at this time how long this severe violation of privacy was ongoing, or what steps Johns Hopkins may have failed to take to prevent this. However, police indicate that multiple cameras, including one located inside a pen and several hidden cameras potentially used in a Johns Hopkins exam room have been found.

Dr. Levy began working for Johns Hopkins in 1988, after obtaining his medical license. Over the past 25 years, hundreds of OB/GYN patients were treated by Dr. Levy at the East Baltimore Medical Center and other Hopkins clinics.

Johns Hopkins now reports that it first learned about the photographing and videotaping of patients by Dr. Nikita Levy on February 4, 2013. However, it is possible that Hopkins missed important signs of problems and it appears likely that better supervision and oversight could have prevented this severe invasion of patient privacy.

Invasion of Privacy and Lack of Supervision

The photographing and videotaping of OB/GYN patients by Dr. Nikita Levy represents a violation of trust at an almost unthinkable level. During an OB/GYN examination, patients place their trust and confidence in the doctor, violating this trust in such a vulnerable position should never have been permitted to happen.

Since patients began to learn about what happened at the Hopkins clinic, hundreds of women have contacted the Dr. Nikita Levy patient lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. to review their legal rights. A number of women are reporting alarming information, including indications that steps could have been taken by Hopkins to prevent Dr. Levy from photographing or recording patients:

  • Most patients report that Dr. Levy never had another Johns Hopkins nurse or employee in the room during the OB/GYN examinations. This is contrary to the official AMA guidelines, which recommend that doctors have chaperons available on a consistent basis, especially during such a vulnerable gynecology exam.
  • Dr. Levy’s OB/GYN exam table reportedly faced the wall, which many patients found unusual and now raises potential concerns about the security and oversight by Johns Hopkins
  • Patients report that Dr. Levy moved around a lot during examinations. When questioned, some women indicate that Dr. Levy stated he was setting up equipment for the exam.
  • The length of breast and vaginal exams, as well as the methods used by Dr. Levy made many patients feel uncomfortable.
  • A number of women indicate that they switched doctors or to a different practice because of the unusual nature of Dr. Levy’s examinations.

Johns Hopkins Nikita Levy Class Action Lawsuit Lawyers

Individual claims and class action lawsuits were reviewed for former Johns Hopkins patients of Dr. Nikita Levy.

Through a Dr. Nikita Levy lawsuit against Johns Hopkins, former patients may be able to secure closure for these events and such cases may also help prevent medical providers from allowing such invasions of privacy to occur at their facilities in the future.

New cases are no longer being accepted. This page is maintained for informational purposes only.