Dr. Nikita Levy was a gynecologist at John Hopkins Hospital who allegedly took advantage of patients by secretly using a camera during examinations. An investigation is underway to determine if he set up cameras in exam rooms to film patients during procedures and exams. Many of these examinations took place at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, but he worked out of other Hopkins medical clinics, as well.
The investigation began when a fellow Hopkins employee reported that she noticed a device around Dr. Levy’s neck that may have been a camera. This simple device looked like a writing pen and could easily have been overlooked by patients. Dr. Levy took his own life during the investigation.
Patients of Dr. Levy would be well-advised to reach out to the Law Offices of Steven H. Heisler to discuss the specifics of his or her situation. Financial compensation may be available for their considerable suffering. The Law Offices of Steven H. Heisler is currently representing more than 30 former patients of Dr. Levy.
Many of the patients involved in this case are suffering from depression and anxiety. They are also seeking answers. What if they were filmed? Who has access to these tapes? Have photographs been circulated? Will someone post the videos online? These are all valid concerns that the patients of Dr. Levy now have.
All patients have a number of rights to their privacy that must be protected at all times. Their information cannot be readily made available to the public and may not be filmed without consent. Filming cannot benefit a patient medically; therefore, it should only be done if the patient has explicitly provided consent.
If you or someone you love was a patient of Dr. Levy, please contact the Steven H. Heisler at (877) 228-4878. We will review the specifics of your case and help you understand your legal rights and options.