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Johns Hopkins Health System agrees to pay $190m to women filmed by doctor during pelvic exams

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4775 (Published 23 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4775
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

The Johns Hopkins Health System in Baltimore, Maryland, has agreed to pay $190m (£111m; €141m) to settle a lawsuit brought by thousands of women who were secretly filmed and photographed by a doctor during their pelvic examinations.

The lawsuit alleged that Nikita A Levy, an obstetrician gynecologist who practiced at Johns Hopkins for 25 years, had surreptitiously filmed and photographed women during gynecological examinations using a pen-like camera strapped around his neck. Levy was fired by the hospital system in February 2013 …

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