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Nikita Levy
Hopkins had good reason to settle Levy claims [Letter]
Hopkins had good reason to settle Levy claims [Letter]

Sexual abuse by a doctor is medical malpractice. The abuse took place while Dr. Nikita Levy was an employee of Johns Hopkins, working at a Johns Hopkins facility, where he was not adequately supervised ("Why is Hopkins liable in the Levy case?" Sept. 30). For example, he performed thousands of pelvic exams with no chaperon present — a violation of standard medical practice. Did his staff not notice? The women's claims were not handled as individual malpractice lawsuits but as a class action, which saved the hospital years of costly litigation and embarrassment. Ultimately, the hospital settled for the amount of its insurance coverage, $190 million. If the cases had...