Dr. Nikita Levy, a gynecologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, secretly photographed and videotaped more than 8,000 patients with a “pen-like camera that he wore around his neck.” When suspicions arose, he turned over the camera, and committed suicide ten days later. The images – 1200 videos and 140 images – were stored on servers at his home. During his 25-year tenure, Dr. Levy saw roughly 12,600 patients.
The Hospital has agreed to pay $190 million to the thousands of women involved in the lawsuit. A team of psychologists placed each woman into a category (based on trauma level) to help provide appropriate mental health services and to determine how much money each will receive. According to CBS News, it is one of the largest settlements on record in the US involving sexual misconduct by a physician.