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$200m deal reached over US gynaecologist who secretly taped patients

Published on Jul 22, 2014 6:39 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The health-care affiliate of a top US medical school is to pay US$190 million (S$235 million) to patients of a gynaecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped them, lawyers said on Monday.

At least 8,500 women are party to the class action suit involving Johns Hopkins Health System in Baltimore, Maryland and physician Nikita Levy, who took his life in February 2013.

In a statement, Jonathan Schochor and Howard Janet, lawyers for the plaintiffs, said a proposed settlement of US$190 million had been approved by the Baltimore City Circuit Court.

The amount is thought to be one of the highest ever in the United States in a lawsuit involving misconduct by a physician.

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