The former Peabody neurologist who is serving a jail term after being found guilty of indecent assault and battery last year has been sued by his victim.
The victim, a Peabody woman and former patient of Dr. Walter Levitsky, is also seeking damages from the hospital that referred her to his practice.
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Salem Superior Court on the woman’s behalf.
The woman was Levitsky’s patient from late 2015 until March 1, 2017. That was the day, a jury has since found, that Levitsky, under the guise of giving the woman a “pinch” test to measure whether she had gained weight, groped and fondled her breasts as he commented on their appearance.
Levitsky was treating the woman for addiction with a monthly Vivitrol shot. The Salem News is not using her name because she is a victim of a sexual assault.
She had been referred to Levitsky and his practice, North Shore Neurological Associates, by the staff at Lahey Health Behavioral Services in Danvers, which is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, the suit says.