DETROIT – A firefighter who lost his mother to COVID-19 at Sinai-Grace Hospital is weighing in on the lawsuit filed by four fired nurses.
Alfonzo May said hearing about the lawsuit was like reopening an old would. The lawsuit claims people died during the coronavirus outbreak because the hospital was too short-staffed.
“It hurts,” May said. “It hurts. It ripped that wound right off.”
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May was confident his 68-year-old mother Caroline Pollard would survive coronavirus when she was admitted to Sinai-Grace Hospital. She died April 8 and the Detroit Medical Center had to apologize for losing his mother’s body for six days.
The lawsuit, filed by four former nurses, said the hospital was so understaffed, patients were neglected and should have survived, but did not.
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