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As a Baltimore injury lawyer my firm is reviewing potential cases involving former patients of Dr. Nikita Levy who received OB/GYN treatment at a Johns Hopkins medical center.Baltimore investigators are trying to identify female patients seen over a two decade time frame by a Johns Hopkins gynecologist who was found dead on Monday amid an investigation that he was photographing and videotaping his patients.The doctor; Nikita A. Levy, 54, was suspended by Johns Hopkins Medicine earlier this month after a colleague alerted security staff to the disturbing allegations. The allegations claim that Dr. Levy had been taking pictures of patients with his personal camera and videotaping them with his own equipment.Police discovered what they called an “immense” amount of evidence at Dr. Levy’s Towson home.Baltimore Sun report is here.

A Hopkins doctor for over two decades, Levy practiced gynecology and obstetrics at the East Baltimore Medical Center, a clinic located near the main hospital campus.Reactions from longtime patients were mixed and ranged from anger to loyalty.Patients were upset that Hopkins hadn’t notified them of the investigation with the letter sent this month to notify them that it had fired Dr. Levy.”I can’t understand why they didn’t tell his patients,” said a former patient. A Hopkins spokeswoman stated they hadn’t confirmed sufficient information about the allegations when they sent the letter and said more details will be included in a letter to be sent to patients soon.They continued to say Hopkins was informed of the allegations a few weeks ago and reported them immediately to Baltimore police. She said Hopkins ended Levy’s employment and offered him professional counseling. Baltimore County police were called to Levy’s home a few days ago to find him dead of an apparent suicide.His body was taken to the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy. Baltimore Police spokesman claims investigators have recovered very extensive amounts of evidence that needs to be examined and recommends that any individual who’s been treated by this doctor should contact police as soon as possible. They expect a large number to come forward and reports a team of detectives that specialize in sex offenses are on the case. Hopkins officials have notified some patients who may have been photographed and medical system is offering counseling to his patients, and has set up a call center.The Hopkins Medicine Board of Trustees will also set up a separate investigation that will work in tandem with law enforcement. Levy graduated from Cornell University Medical College in 1984 and completed his residency through the State University of New York. His license to practice medicine in Maryland was issued in 1988 and he had worked for Hopkins since then.Levy had no disciplinary actions against him, according to the board.WBAL news report here. If you or a loved one has been the victim of hospital negligence or patient abuse call me today at 800 320-0080 or visit my offices located in either Rockville or Baltimore.