November 18, 2021
Texas man’s family sues hospital for his death after alleged assault by unnamed nurse
From Southeast Texas Record
CANYON LAKE – The estate of Comal County resident Bobby Garner has filed suit in state court in San Antonio against a local hospital and its statewide health network, alleging battery and gross negligence in the death of Bobby Garner, a patient who the complaint alleges was left a quadriplegic after an assault by a male nurse, a press release states.
Samantha Garner, Mr. Garner’s niece and the executrix of his estate, sued St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital and Baptist Health System, and their owner, VHS San Antonio Partners, of Nashville, Tenn. She seeks damages in the death of her Uncle Bobby, 65, who died on July 11 as the result of injuries which the complaint alleges he suffered six weeks earlier on the day he was to be released from the hospital.
Despite requests from his family, St. Luke’s has refused to reveal the name of the nurse who is only identified as “the assaulting nurse” in the complaint.