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Ex-physician, Hub hospital named in suit on sexual abuse

The Boston Globe, February 18, 2011
A former Children's Hospital Boston physician and best-selling author sexually abused thousands of his pediatric patients, according to a class action lawsuit a Boston attorney filed yesterday in Suffolk Superior Court. The suit names the hospital and Melvin D. Levine, MD, and alleges that he committed medical malpractice and sexual abuse and that the hospital was negligent in failing to properly supervise him during his 19 years there. The suit cites 40 former patients, all young boys at the time, who said that Levine performed unnecessary genital examinations. Boston lawyer Carmen L. Durso said his suit seeks to represent all children examined by Levine when he worked at Children's Hospital, from 1966 through 1985. Durso estimated there could be as many as 5,000 boys who were victims of Levine.

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Thomas & Nancy Conway (2/24/2011 at 7:17 PM)
Our sons were patients of Dr Mel Levine at Boston's Childrens Hospital School Function Clinic. So far we have talked to 2 of the 5 of them who definitely agree that they were examined in appropriately. Actually we are not sure who saw Dr. Levine. Matthew and Patrick are the 2 we have discussed this situation with. Nancy A. Conway,