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Videotaped medical patients' lawsuit settled

A judge has approved a preliminary settlement of a lawsuit filed on behalf of thousands of women and girls who were secretly photographed or videotaped by a gynecologist at Johns Hopkins Health System in Baltimore.

The medical center has agreed to pay the victims $190 million.

Dr. Nikita Levy was fired last year and killed himself days later.

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