A large class action lawsuit has been made public which alleges that one registered nurse from a Colorado hospital drugged and then sexually assaulted multiple thousands of intensive care unit patients and then took lewd pictures and videos without their consent over the course of a span of ten years.
This past Tuesday, 61-year-old Christopher Lambros was reportedly targeted by the massive lawsuit from the Denver civil rights law firm Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC, which accused the registered nurse of committing a number of egregious acts while under the employ of Saint Mary’s Hospital, SCL Health and Intermountain Healthcare in Grand Junction, Colorado.
“Don’t ever get rid of these videos,” stated Lambros to the camera he was recording with in one of the videos marked as from June 24, 2022, as explained in court documents. “You need to keep them forever … this is your Dexter collection.”
As explained to CBS News, attorneys stated that they filed the lawsuit after discovering well over four terabytes in connection to the alleged assaults carried out by Lambro.
“Four terabytes of data amounts to approximately 700,000 cellphone photos or 65,000 hours of cellphone videos,” stated a press release from the law firm.
Local media outlets reported that the discovered data held both photo and video evidence that allegedly showed that the healthcare worker had drugged, sexually touched, sexually penetrated, and/or taken lewd photos and/or videos for the sexual gratification of thousands of patients without their consent.
Police officials arrested Lambros earlier this year on three charges of sexual assault in the wake of discovering the lewd images on his cell phone.
Officers found probable cause to take the phone from Lambros and subjected it to a digital forensic analysis, which discovered evidence of Lambros doing poses with a number of unconscious victims and taking part in very lewd acts.
As expressed in the arrest documents, one employee claims she spotted Lambros with his head sitting on the stomach of a patient in such a way that it seemed as thought he was taking a selfie with the patient’s genitalia exposed. Once Lambros spotted the other employee, he quickly dropped the device and tried to quickly cover the still unconscious patient.
Lambros denied the allegation, making the claim that he gave the patient an injection in their stomach for blood clots.
Authorities have been able to identify at least three other alleged victims while carrying out their investigation and fully suspect a large number more.
“I just want the public to be aware of what’s going on there, Saint Mary’s needs to change their policy,” explained an anonymous victim to the local media outlets.
The suit alleges that the hospitals are fully liable when such events take place in their facilities for the “numerous corporate failures that permitted Lambros to abuse patients and invade their privacy.”
Documents from the court allegedly claim that the hospital has surveillance cameras in each room, which could highlight additional failures allowed by the facility.
St. Mary’s Medical Center explained to the local media that the medical facility fired Lambros from his role immediately in the wake of his arrest by the Grand Junction Police Department under suspicion of sexual assault while delivering care at the hospital.
“The safety of our patients is our highest priority, and we take this matter very seriously,” stated the president of St. Mary’s Medical Center, Bryan Johnson. “We have zero tolerance for anyone who engages in the abuse or mistreatment of our patients.”
“What this former nurse is accused of is reprehensible and goes against everything we believe and value at St. Mary’s Medical Center,” stated Johnson. “Patients put their trust in us and should feel safe in our care. We are working closely with law enforcement to protect our patients from those who intend to cause harm. We are doing everything possible to ensure our patients continue to feel safe and respected while receiving care at St. Mary’s Medical Center.”
The hospital has claimed that they intend to fully cooperate with local police officials in the investigations.