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If you were a patient or treated by Dr. Levy while he was employed by Johns Hopkins between April 26, 1988 and February 8, 2013 you are a member of a mandatory class action lawsuit. You must register to receive any money if a settlement is reached. Find out how.

Howard Janet, of Janet, Jenner & Suggs law firm, is significantly involved in class action settlement negotiations on behalf of more than 12,000 women who were patients of Baltimore gynecologist Dr. Nikita Levy. Janet is serving as vice-chair of the steering committee overseeing negotiations with Johns Hopkins Hospital, which employed Dr. Levy.

Suggs, a principal in the firm of Janet, Jenner & Suggs, has been a tireless champion of consumer legal rights for nearly 40 years. Known for his advocacy in the areas of medical malpractice, product liability and business litigation, he has been recognized consistently as one of the nation’s finest trial lawyers.

Nine Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC, attorneys have been named 2014 Maryland Super Lawyers or Rising Stars by Super Lawyers® magazine. Four of the firm’s partners, Howard Janet, Robert Jenner, Stephen Offutt and Dov Apfel, all of Baltimore, were designated “Super Lawyers.” It is the sixth year in a row all four have been honored with this accolade, the highest given by the publication. In addition, five JJ&S attorneys were named Maryland “Rising Stars.”

The parents of a child born severely brain-injured at the military hospital at Fort Hood, TX, have settled their lawsuit against the U.S. government for $6.5 million, the parents’ lawyers have announced.

The parents of a child born severely brain-injured at Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, TX, have settled their lawsuit against the U.S. government for $6.5 million, the parents’ lawyers have announced.

The lawsuit was filed by Kassie and Higinio Rivera in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin, following the birth of their son on Sept. 12, 2008. The suit alleged doctors ignored evidence that the mother’s contractions were over stimulated by the excessive use of oxytocin causing severe distress in the baby and the need for immediate delivery by Cesarean-section. (Rivera v. U.S. Government, Civil Action 1: 12-CV-338).

A Prince George’s County jury has awarded $9.5 million in damages to the family of a child who developed cerebral palsy as an infant after signs of an infection were not immediately treated by emergency room personnel. By the time Desirae Gregg was treated, two days after first going to Laurel Regional Hospital’s emergency room in December 2005, she was suffering from meningitis and seizures, according to the complaint.

Peggy Pauly and other residents are celebrating a $19.5 million class action settlement with mine owners Atlantic Richfield Co. and BP America, Inc., which includes up to $12.5 million to build a new city water line to the area. The new water line will provide nearly 200 household residents with clean drinking water straight from their taps.

In November, 2013, Howard Janet, Managing Partner of national law firm Janet, Jenner and Suggs, LLC speaks at a press conference on a class action lawsuit that has been certified in the case of Dr. Nikita Levy, the gynecologist who was suspected of secretly capturing images of patients. Police said the doctor has since committed […]

Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Sylvester Cox today cleared the way for settlement negotiations to begin between Johns Hopkins Hospital and victims of Johns Hopkins gynecologist Nikita Levy, M.D. who allegedly made photographs and videos of his patients during exams and other procedures and is also allegedly guilty of sexual boundary violations during treatment of his patients. Dr. Levy died in February 2013 from an apparent suicide, shortly after allegations against him became public.