The cameras were secretly installed on medical carts, and they did indeed serve their purpose of catching a doctor in the act of purloining sedatives and sticking pills. But the lawsuit alleged that the videos also captured "women while they were emotionally and physically exposed, and at their most vulnerable." Oh, and there was no password protection on the video files, allowing access to anyone with an inclination to take a gander at thousands of giblets.
Security guards were reportedly able to view the footage any time they pleased, which hopefully wasn't done to make the midnight shift more entertaining. We're not saying that you should insist on a dangerous home birth out of paranoia, but we wouldn't be shocked if at least one other hospital pulled this trick under the logic of "Hey, it worked for those guys."