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If you were a patient of, or were treated by Johns Hopkins Hospital gynecologist, Dr. Nikita Levy, you may be eligible for benefits from a class action Settlement

BALTIMORE, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by Jonathan Schochor, Chairman, Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, regarding Jane Doe No. 1, et. al. v. Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al., No. 24-C-13-001041.

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If you were a patient of, or were treated by Johns Hopkins Hospital gynecologist, Dr. Nikita Levy, you may be eligible for compensation from a class action Settlement

A $190 million dollar proposed Settlement has been reached that offers payments to eligible members of The Levy Settlement Class.

Who is a Class Member?
The Levy Settlement Class includes patients, or their personal representatives, their heirs or assigns, who have or may in the future have any claim against (1) Nikita A. Levy, M.D. ("Dr. Levy") or the Estate of Nikita A. Levy, M.D. or (2) The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, The Johns Hopkins Hospital or Johns Hopkins Community Physicians (or any other person or entity affiliated with Johns Hopkins) as a result of the Dr. Levy's photographing or videotaping activities or boundary violations while he was an actual or apparent agent, servant, or employee of Johns HopkinsWhile denying liability, Johns Hopkins has agreed to a proposed Class Action Settlement.

If you are not sure whether you are in the Settlement Class, or if you have any other questions about the proposed Settlement, visit the Settlement website at www.DrLevyClassAction.com.

What are the benefits?
The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to finally approve the Settlement.  If it does, and after any appeals are finally resolved, payments will be made to those who have filed a valid claim and suffered compensable damages. The payment to each Class Member will depend on how many Class Members submit a valid and timely claim and the specific damages suffered by each individual.  Eligible Class Members may receive a portion of the $190,000,000 after a Court approved deduction of attorneys' fees and expenses, notice expenses, fees and administration costs, and, if applicable, payment of any liens. For detailed information visit the website below.

What do I need to do?
You MUST REGISTER by November 14, 2014 to be considered for a payment from this Class Action Settlement.  If you have NOT previously registered, you may do so by visiting the Dr. Levy website at www.DrLevyClassAction.com, and completing the Registration Form online at that site.

If you do NOT register by mail or through the Class Action website, you will NOT be eligible for compensation. If you have previously registered for this Class Action, contact the Heffler Claims Group by phone at 1-855-731-7491, or by email at info@DrLevyClassAction.com to confirm that you are registered and that your information is current and accurate.  After you have registered, and if this Settlement is approved by the Court, you may be required to submit additional information and documentation to support your claim

What are my rights?
Do Nothing - you will NOT be considered for benefits from this Settlement, and you will give up any rights to sue Nikita Levy, M.D., the Estate of Nikita Levy, M.D., The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, The Johns Hopkins Hospital or Johns Hopkins Community Physicians separately. If you do nothing, you will be bound by the decisions of the Court if the Settlement is approved.  If you do not agree with the Settlement, you may write to the Court and object. The objection deadline is August 29, 2014. Whether or not you object to the Settlement, you must register if you wish to be considered for compensation from this Settlement should the settlement be approved.  Complete details on your rights and how to object, if you wish, are found on the website listed below.

The Court has scheduled a Fairness Hearing on September 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm, at the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, 111 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. At this hearing, the Court will consider whether the Settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate.  The Court will also consider the requests by Class Counsel for attorneys' fees, costs and expenses, and for Enhancement Awards to the Class Representatives. There is no need to attend the hearing if you do not object to the proposed Settlement. 

If you have registered, you are eligible for potential compensation and do not need to attend the hearing.      

This Notice summarizes the proposed Settlement.  You may refer to www.DrLevyClassAction.com, or call 1-855-731-7491, for additional information. 

By Authority of Jonathan Schochor, Chairman of the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee.

Please do not contact the Court or the Clerk.

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SOURCE Jonathan Schochor Chairman, Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A.

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