Patient who woke up covered in bugs at Detroit hospital takes legal action

August 21, 2019

A cancer patient who says he was covered in bugs when he woke up on a gurney at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, plans to file a claim against the hospital, according to an article on the Becker's Hospital Review website.

Henry Ford traced the bed bugs back to wet, infested clothing that was placed under the mattress of the gurney.

"As we stated when this first happened, we are sincerely sorry this happened and expressed that to the patient and his family immediately that day," Henry Ford Hospital said in a statement

 "This was caused by infested, wet clothing that had been concealed under the mattress on a gurney in our Emergency Department. We have no evidence the clothing was placed there by one of our team members. This was an isolated incident, no other patients were affected, and we've taken steps to ensure it doesn't happen again. We are confident we can reach an amicable resolution of this matter."

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