EVESHAM — When a hospital worker complained about sanitary issues, he said rather than fix the problems, the hospital suspended him.

According to NJ.com, Jose Dalumpines, an equipment technician at Virtua Hospital Marlton, claimed he found equipment, sometimes stained with blood and other bodily fluids, in rooms that were designated for clean items ready to be provided to patients.

In a lawsuit filed in Superior Court on May 16, NJ.com reported that the complaint alleges Dalumpines was "subjected to increased scrutiny and abrasiveness," and that he was passed over for promotions as a result of his complaints.

Peggy Leone, a Virtua spokesperson, was quoted in the story as saying the company had no comment on the lawsuit but defended the hospital's "long history of commitment to quality and safety for our patients, their families, and our employees."

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