Could Lawsuit Be Coming Against Davita Dialysis Center?

by Mystic Matthews

Almost two months after the Lufkin Davita Dialysis Center closed its doors, could an Oklahoma law firm be laying the groundwork for a possible class action lawsuit?

Dozens of families have had to make changes to their dialysis care since the facility's closure. Mark Melton with Woska and Associates out of Oklahoma City says his firm has been getting numerous calls from people who don't know what to do next.

"It is our belief that the upper management of Davita has placed profit over quality healthcare and human life," Melton said. "And as a result of that, people have suffered, and people have died."

Davita spokesman Michael Chee told KTRE that the company did not have a comment on the legal issues, but they are focusing on preparing the facility to reopen.