A respected physician at Johns Hopkins University has left the world in a cloud of shame after an apparent suicide. During their investigation, police found that the doctor had secretly recorded scores of women without their permission during physical examinations.
The case of Dr. Nikita A. Levy, a gynecologist, is being treated as a criminal investigation, and the board of trustees at Johns Hopkins is opening its own investigation.
The question at this point is who should be found liable. Johns Hopkins University may suffer significant financial liability for the doctor’s behavior, but medical insurance companies may also be forced to pay. Of course, there are a large number of attorneys on the scene, and legal experts are saying that many of their claims are contingent upon whether or not the women can be identified in the images.