Women Whose Pelvic Exams Were Filmed Finally See Payday

More than 5.5K of the women will each get at least $20K
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 30, 2016 3:27 PM CST
Women Whose Pelvic Exams Were Filmed Finally See Payday
This photo taken July 8, 2014, shows the East Baltimore Medical Center, a community practice affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore.    (AP Photo)

More than 5,500 women who said they were secretly recorded during pelvic exams by a gynecologist at Johns Hopkins will each receive at least $20,000 as part of a $190 million settlement with the hospital system, the AP reports. WBAL-TV reports that determination letters have been sent to the approximately 9,600 women who said they were victimized by Dr. Nikita Levy at a Johns Hopkins-affiliated clinic in Baltimore. The plaintiffs have been divided into four categories based on the severity of injuries. Citing documents it has obtained, the television station reports that about 8,300 of the plaintiffs will receive money ranging from about $1,800 to about $26,000. Levy killed himself in 2013 after the allegations emerged. Settlement administrators did not return the television station's calls Thursday to confirm the amounts awarded. (Read more Johns Hopkins Hospital stories.)

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