Colorado nurse sued after authorities uncover 700,000 photos, 65,000 hours of video showing patient abuse
A Colorado nurse at the center of a class action lawsuit had 700,000 cellphone photos and 65,000 hours of video that show him sexually assaulting his drugged patients.
Christopher Lambros, a former ICU nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, was arrested in November, after authorities uncovered 4 terabytes of data in connection with the assaults.
So far, two women have joined the suit filed on Tuesday by attorneys from Denver civil rights law firm Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC. However, the firm believes there are significantly more victims given the massive trove of evidence found on Lambros’ electronic devices.
According to his arrest affidavit, Lambros made five videos of himself abusing patients on a single day back in June. At one point he whispered to the camera, “don’t ever get rid of these videos” and “you need to keep them forever … this is your Dexter collection.”
The statement seems to be a reference to the Showtime series “Dexter” in which the titular serial killer keeps evidence linked to each of his victims.
Lambros began working at St. Mary’s in 2012, according to the lawsuit. Prosecutors believe the misconduct started sometime in 2016 and went unreported until 2022.
St. Mary’s said it is fully cooperating in the investigation into Lambros but declined comment on the lawsuit.
“We cannot offer further details about this matter out of respect for patient privacy,” it said.
St. Mary’s and SCL Health and Intermountain Healthcare, were also named in the suit. It alleges they should have been aware of the ongoing abuse at the facility and put a stop to it.
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