Navigation Links
Baltimore Lawyer Steven H. Heisler Urges Victims of OB/GYN Misconduct to Speak Out
Date:8/2/2014

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) August 02, 2014

On July 21, 2014, the Johns Hopkins Health System announced it has reached an agreement to settle the class action lawsuit filed October 24, 2013, in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Case No. 24-C-13-001041 MM, on behalf of thousands of women who allegedly were surreptitiously recorded during examinations by Dr. Nikita A. Levy. According to The Baltimore Sun, the $190 million settlement is one of the largest on record for a physician accused of sexual misconduct.

An investigation prompted by a colleague’s suspicions revealed that Levy had used cameras concealed in pens and key fobs to photograph the genitals of female patients, some of whom were minors. In an October 24, 2013 letter, Johns Hopkins’ President and CEO told the health system’s employees, “One thing we have been reminded of throughout this difficult situation is how important it is that we foster an environment that encourages us all to speak up. Because an employee was willing to step forward, we were able to put a stop to Dr. Levy’s behavior as soon as we learned of it.”

Baltimore personal injury lawyer Steven Heisler represents dozens of women who are members of the class of plaintiffs victimized by Levy. “While it is true that the initial investigation came about as a result of a whistleblower’s actions, it is equally true that in order for justice to be served, it is necessary that women come forward in what they might view as an embarrassing situation and speak out,” said Heisler.

One way to do this, Heisler said, is to register as a member of the class action if they were a patient of Dr. Levy between April 26, 1988 and February 8, 2013. A Notice has been sent to all known potential class members to inform them that they have until November 14, 2014 to register and possibly share in the settlement, which will be paid by Johns Hopkins’ insurance carriers.

“When the class action was certified,” Heisler said, “former patients of Dr. Levy were notified by the court that they could have rights under any potential settlement. But they must register with the court to protect those rights. We encourage all women and girls who may have been victims of this doctor’s illegal and scandalous behavior to do so.”

About Steven H. Heisler, The Injury Lawyer

Since his graduation from the University of Baltimore Law School in 1988, Steven H. Heisler has focused on making a difference for those who have suffered an injury in Maryland or the District of Columbia. For more information, please visit http://www.theinjurylawyermd.com/.

Steven H. Heisler, Esq.
The Law Offices of Steven H. Heisler
1011 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12064978.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2014 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Securityhunter, Inc. Selected as a Top 25 Baltimore Defense Contractor for the Baltimore Business Journal's 2013 Book of Lists
2. Girl Scouts and YWCA Greater Baltimore Unite For Equality with New Racial Justice Patch
3. Protech Named Finalist for SmartCEO’s 2013 Baltimore VOLTAGE Awards
4. PAINWeekEnd Baltimore Brings Pain Management CME to Frontline Practitioners
5. Prevention Education Groups Bring Youth Event to Baltimore
6. Coulter Client Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation to Open Research Clinic in Baltimore
7. Latest sleep research to be presented June 2 - 5 at annual meeting in Baltimore
8. Viewpoints TV Announces June Air Dates for Baltimore, MD
9. Inspired Endurance Forms Affiliation with Baltimore Women's Classic
10. ATA Seeks Telemedicine, Telehealth and mHealth Experts to Present at Spring Conference in Baltimore
11. South Baltimore Podiatrists Dr. Mark Spier and Dr. Justin Lewis Announce Their Partnership
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... ... March is National Kidney Month – the perfect time to pause and thank ... Every day, two kidneys filter about 120 to 150 quarts of blood. Put another ... regulating fluid levels and blood pressure, supporting bone health and promoting red blood cell ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... The ... from the NCQA. The accreditation covers StayWell’s asthma, coronary artery disease, congestive heart ... granted to organizations that have excellent programs for the delivery and improvement of ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... program owned and organized by HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, today announced that ... within its nationwide network of wound centers interested in becoming Certified Wound Specialist ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... families and businesses of the greater Fort Collins area, has unveiled a collaboration ... ongoing community involvement program. Donations to this worthy cause may now be made ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... ... After raising more than $1.135 million ($1,479,231 AUD) from nearly 20,000 backers ... crowdfunding history, has established a U.S. Headquarters in New York City, FaceCradle USA, LLC, ... excited to be operating on U.S. shores, where most of our initial crowdfunding backers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)... YORK , March 23, 2017 ... (NASDAQ: MYL), Allergan PLC (NYSE: AGN), Horizon Pharma PLC (NASDAQ: ... These Generic Drugs stocks are part of the Healthcare sector, ... 22 nd , 2017, with the NYSE Health Care Index ... companies in the S&P 500 also were up nearly 0.1% ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... Global Colposcope Market by Manufacturers, Countries, Type and Application, Forecast ... in North America , Europe ... , Middle East and ... regions, type and application. ... Browse 190 Tables and Figures, 19 Major Company Profiles, spread ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... 23, 2017 During the ... Brussels , My UV Patch, La ... habits into life-saving ones, was awarded the Diamond ... in 2016, the "Nudging for Good" Award aims ... desirable for people to change behaviour and adopt ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: