Detectives with the Lufkin Police Department were contacted on Monday April 28, 2008 by officials with DaVita and the Texas Department of State Health Services and regarding an unusual spike in deaths and life-threatening complications to patients undergoing dialysis in the Lufkin DaVita Dialysis Center at 700 S. John Redditt.
During the past 30 days a number of unexpected deaths and serious complications have occurred at the facility. In cooperation with DaVita Inc. and the Texas Department of State Health Services detectives and crime scene personnel collected several items of potential evidentiary value provided by officials with DaVita Dialysis.
It is not known at this time what may have caused the unexpected deaths and complications but no evidence of criminal activity has been found.
Officials with DaVita Dialysis have cooperated fully with the investigation and initiated contact with the Lufkin Police Department when the unusual spike in deaths and serious complications was noted.