“When the plaintiff recovered from the effects of the anesthesia administered by defendants,” the lawsuit, which was filed in New Castle County Superior Court, reads, “he awoke to realize that while he was unconscious pink women’s underwear had been placed on his body.”
32-year-old Walls was an employee of the hospital at the time. Sometime between when he was put under anesthesia and when he awoke, his co-workers allegedly slipped a pair of lady’s underpants onto his body.
Walls insists that “at no time did [he] voluntarily, knowingly, or intentionally place the pink women’s underwear upon himself.”
“Defendants’ extreme and outrageous conduct went beyond all possible bounds of decency,” the lawsuit states.
In addition to experiencing tremendous “shame, embarrassment and personal humiliation” due to “the inappropriate undergarment,” Walls claims “severe emotional distress” caused him to lose his job at the hospital.
Walls blames the “extreme and outrageous conduct” of the hospital staff for his woes, saying they failed “to maintain proper policies and procedures for the care of patients with respect to not engaging in extreme and outrageous conduct which caused the plaintiff severe emotional distress.”
He is now seeking punitive damages for negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress.