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.

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