BALTIMORE, MD (PRWEB) February 21, 2013
The apparent suicide and criminal investigation of Johns Hopkins Ob/Gyn physician Nikita Levy has sparked an influx of calls to local attorneys from women who were his patients, according to the CBS report on February 20th. In response to the increased call traffic from Dr. Levy’s former patients, The Cochran Firm will hold a meeting in Baltimore to answer questions and discuss patient rights.
Any patients who may be affected by Dr. Levy’s alleged actions are invited to attend The Cochran Firm’s free public information meeting regarding patient privacy and their rights in Baltimore on Saturday, Feb 23 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hilton Baltimore located at 401 West Pratt St. Anyone interested in attending can call 1-800-THE FIRM (1-800-843-3476) or go to http://www.cochranfirmdc.com for more information.
“We have received numerous calls from Dr. Levy’s former patients, and they just keep coming in,” said Scott Lucas, one of the attorneys at The Cochran Firm’s office. “Across the board, these callers want answers: ‘how did this happen; how far did it go; am I involved; what can I do to protect myself? They just are not getting those answers from Johns Hopkins or the Police,” Lucas added.
“Dr. Levy treated women in the most personal and private medical situations. One can only imagine the pain, embarrassment and outrage these women felt when they became aware, via a news story, that Dr. Levy was being investigated for secretly taking video and pictures during their encounters with him,” said Lucas. “These women are entitled to know the facts and what rights they may have going forward, and we intend to help on both fronts,” Lucas added.
The Cochran Firm was started by the late civil rights attorney Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. While most famous for his defense of O.J. Simpson, Mr. Cochran was known in the legal community for his uncompromising efforts to protect the rights of common citizens against injustice across the U.S.
When asked why The Cochran Firm was offering its services to Dr. Levy’s former patients, Mr. Lucas explained, “These are the types of situations Mr. Cochran challenged us to get involved with before he passed away. He wanted us to use our resources to help the community get answers and to seek justice and accountability. This is another opportunity to serve the public and honor his legacy.”
Dr. Levy had worked for Johns Hopkins since 1988 at the East Baltimore Medical Center, a community clinic near the main hospital campus. Levy spent his entire medical career with Johns Hopkins.
Johns Hopkins has released a statement apologizing for the “intolerable” invasion of patient privacy and has set up a hotline for patients to call.
About The Cochran Firm
Founded over 40 years ago by famed attorney, Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., The Cochran Firm, as it is known today, has established itself as one of the premier trial advocacy firms in the United States. With regional offices located in 16 states and the District of Columbia, The Cochran Firm is a diverse group of some of the most highly-experienced and respected men and women dedicated to bringing quality representation for injured people, their families and the ordinary citizen. Recognized nationally for their achievements in the courtroom, attorneys with The Cochran Firm have obtained litigation results which have significantly impacted the law, communities, and industry practices.
For more information about The Cochran Firm, contact our offices at 1-800- THE FIRM, or visit our website.