There’s another development in a patient privacy breach that I had covered on PHIprivacy.net. The case involved a doctor, Nikita Levy, who surreptitiously filmed his female patients during pelvic examinations. The doctor committed suicide after a co-worker tipped the hospital as to what was going on. Johns Hopkins subsequently offered counseling services to those impacted and then settled a patient privacy lawsuit for $190 million. Now the attorneys representing the class of patients have been awarded legal fees of $32.8 million.
Y. Peter Kang reports:
Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Sylvester B. Cox said the fees award, which was below the 35 percent plaintiffs’ counsel was seeking, was “fair, just, reasonable, and appropriate.” He also ordered that expenses of about $829,600 be reimbursed, according to court records.
Read more on Law360.