The board that oversees Maryland's online health insurance marketplace is considering several ways to improve the accuracy of its doctor directories, but consumers would not see major changes for another two years.
Class-action lawyers who secured a $190 million settlement against Johns Hopkins Medicine over gynecologist Nikita Levy's illegal filming of more than 8,000 female patients will receive $32 million in legal fees — less than half of what they originally asked.
As tiny cameras have become more readily available, lawyers and victims advocates say crimes of voyeurism are easier to commit -- and potentially more damaging to victims like Shulevitz, who fear that the recorded videos and images of them can be disseminated.
Howard County prosecutors filed additional charges Tuesday against the Rams Head Group president accused of secretly videotaping women in the bathroom of his company's Savage location, according to court records.
A suspicious technician took a pen used by Johns Hopkins gynecologist Dr. Nikita A. Levy, discovering images that shook thousands of women across the region and led the world-renowned hospital to pay $190 million to settle a class-action lawsuit.
Attorneys for Johns Hopkins Hospital and a plaintiffs' group have settled on a dollar figure in the case of the gynecologist who was secretly filming patients during examinations, but some victims say their trauma will last well beyond the complex litigation.
An investigation into whether Johns Hopkins gynecologist Nikita A. Levy was secretly filming his patients turned up more than 1,200 video clips and images depicting patients in states of undress, prosecutors said.
Authorities have concluded the investigation into the Johns Hopkins gynecologist suspected of recording patients during exams and determined that no one will face criminal charges, according to court records.
Attorneys launched a campaign Monday to notify former patients of a Johns Hopkins gynecologist accused of secretly photographing exams that they are eligible to register as part of a class action suit.
Towson gynecologist Dr. John Yacoub surrendered his medical license Wednesday as he faced charges of improperly distributing prescription drugs, but was not accused of wrongdoing related to images of patients' genitals found on his phone.
As many as 9,000 people could be victims of Johns Hopkins gynecologist Dr. Nikita Levy, who is accused of secretly recording his patients in photos or videos, according to a lawyer in a civil case stemming from the allegations.
By By Justin George and Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun
Towson gynecologist Dr. John Yacoub has been temporarily barred from providing care after an investigation uncovered images of female genitalia on his phone, as well as evidence he used and distributed illicit drugs and had an affair with a patient.