On October 18, 2022, a criminal complaint was filed against Dr. Zvi Levran in which he is charged with sexually assaulting a 19-year-old patient during a medical exam. To date, no civil lawsuit has been filed. Dr. Levran, a urologist and sports medicine doctor in Metro Detroit, has worked with youth hockey programs in Michigan and Minnesota over the past two decades. Levran was arrested and charged in Oakland County with four counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and three counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.
According to media reports, the teen patient went to Dr. Levran’s home in Farmington Hills, MI, for a routine medical exam for the hockey team. The boy alleges Levran sexually assaulted him during the exam. Investigators believe other patients may have had similar experiences with Levran but haven’t come forward yet.
Levran pleaded not guilty and was held on a $100,000 bond. Dr. Levran was transported to the Oakland County Jail, where he remains in custody. If released, Levran must wear a GPS tether and has been given a number of other conditions, including:
- May not leave the State of Michigan
- Must surrender driver’s license and passports
- Confined to home but may leave for work, medical emergencies, court, and meetings with a lawyer
- May not treat patients at his home office
- No contact with the victim or the victim’s family
- No contact with minors
- No contact with hockey players or staff
Finding the right medical provider can be challenging. A person looks for seasoned professionals who possess a good bedside manner, compassion, and empathy. When we do finally decide on one, we hope to feel better over time, not be violated by the very person with whom we place our trust. Doctors hold a position of power in the physician-patient relationship. It is both unacceptable and unlawful for a healthcare professional to touch a patient in any sexual manner or practice any sexual misconduct while treating the patient.
Horowitz Law has filed numerous sexual misconduct claims against medical professionals on behalf of patients who were inappropriately touched in their care. Under no circumstances is a doctor or nurse permitted to have sexual contact with a patient. If you have been a victim of sexual assault or sexual battery at a medical office or facility, or if you know someone who has, please contact our law firm at 888-283-9922 or send an e-mail to sexual abuse lawyer Adam Horowitz at [email protected] for a free consultation.