An autopsy has revealed that the former Johns Hopkins gynecologist who was suspected of secretly videotaping his patients during exams killed himself by putting a plastic bag over his head and pumping helium into it.
Dr. Nikita Levy committed suicide earlier this week as he had been under investigation for taking secret photos and videos of his patients.
The Maryland Medical Examiner’s Office ruled on Thursday that asphyxiation Dr. Levy’s cause of death. While Baltimore County police have not yet confirmed that ruling, they have confirmed that Levy left a suicide note addressed to his family, according to WBAL-TV.
Meanwhile, attorney Jonathan Schochor revealed on Wednesday that he plans to sue John Hopkins Hospital over Levy’s behavior.
Schochor’s law firm – Schochor, Federico & Stanton – won a huge, $120 million case against Delaware pediatrician Earl Bradley, who had been convicted of sexually abusing patients and taping the incidents.