Man hires attorney after contracting lice from gurney at Detroit hospital

June 13, 2019

A cancer patient who was bitten by lice while on a gurney in the ER at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit has hired an attorney, according to an article on the WXYZ website.

Hospital employees discovered that someone had stuffed wet clothes covered in bugs - possibly lice -under the gurney he was given as mattress.

The hospital is working to find out how and when the wet, infested clothing end up concealed under the mattress.

 “After discovering the clothing, we followed infection control protocol. We isolated and treated the patient, isolated and sanitized the gurney ad disposed of the clothing and bedding. We apologized to the patient and his family and explained that we had not seen this type of situation before. No other patients were affected,” the hospital said in a statement. 

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