- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A former nurse at a Massachusetts hospital says a doctor intentionally sprayed her with fluid from a contaminated device in a “twisted hazing ritual.”

Kirsten Maxfield says a surgeon at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester sprayed her with a surgical irrigation device that had just been inside a patient’s body. She says the hospital conducted a “sham” investigation when she reported it.

The Telegram & Gazette reports that Maxfield has filed a discrimination complaint with the state saying that she had to leave her job or be forced to return to a hostile work environment. She now works at hospitals in Concord, Worcester and Gardner.

A hospital spokesman says it conducted a thorough investigation of Maxfield’s claim and found no support for it.


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