San Antonio-based firm alleges CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital/Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital knew of its employee’s improper and dangerous conduct and failed to intervene, causing further harm and injury to their patients.
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San Antonio, TX — Friday, April 13, 2018 — Attorney Tom Crosley of Crosley Law Firm in San Antonio and Jeff Embry of Hossley & Embry in Tyler are representing Mr. Joseph Kalina (age 58) — one of seven victims of alleged murderer nurse William Davis. They are investigating a legal claim on Mr. Kalina’s behalf against CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, Texas. The Kalina family asks the media to respect their privacy during this difficult time. All media inquiries should be forwarded to Crosley Law Firm.
According to an April 10, 2018 arrest affidavit, Mr. Davis entered patient rooms under the guise of delivering nursing care. He then deliberately inserted air into at least seven patients’ arterial lines. Due to his conduct, at least two people died and five others suffered permanent, debilitating injuries. There may be other victims affected by this tragedy, and we are asking them to come forward.
“This is an unthinkable tragedy. Hospitals should not employ nurses that harm patients. The legal system must hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions,” said lead counsel Tom Crosley.
In January 2018, Mr. Kalina underwent heart bypass surgery at the Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital and the procedure was successful. Prior to Nurse Williams entering Mr. Kalina’s room on January 25, 2018, he was in stable condition and communicating with family and friends. Following Mr. Davis’ conduct, Mr. Kalina entered a vegetative state. He cannot speak, walk, or feed himself and will require full-time medical care for the rest of his life.
The arrest affidavit states that Davis “performed an unskilled and/or unnecessary and/or inappropriate intervention” on at least seven patients dating back to June 2017.
“Given the length of time that Nurse Davis was employed at Christus Mother Francis Hospital, we believe that all brain injuries and deaths by patients that he had access to should be investigated. What did the hospital know — and when? Could it have acted sooner prevent Mr. Davis from causing further harm or injury to patients?” said Crosley.
Victims and potential witnesses are encouraged to contact Crosley Law Firm to provide information and help the investigative team uncover relevant evidence.
Crosley Law Firm and the victim’s family hosted a press conference regarding this matter on April 13, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Central Time at Crosley Law Firm’s new offices: 3303 Oakwell Ct., Suite 200, San Antonio, Texas 78218.
About Crosley Law Firm
Crosley Law Firm, PC is a law firm headquartered in San Antonio that represents injury victims throughout Texas. We have handled hundreds of wrongful death, medical malpractice, and negligence cases, and we often receive referrals to handle complex cases because of our track record of success and vast network of expert resources. We take a vested personal interest in every client and strive to obtain the best legal result in each case, whether by settlement or trial. Learn more about the firm at www.crosleylaw.com.