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U-M Doctor Removed From Duty After Violence Claim

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ANN ARBOR (WWJ/AP) - The University of Michigan Health System says a physician has been removed from duty after the family of a 19-year-old man reported he was hit by the doctor while getting treatment for a gunshot wound.

Lukequan Williams was hospitalized in Ann Arbor for a wound that left him unable to move from the neck down. WDIV-TV reports he talked to his parents Wednesday on speaker phone, saying he didn’t feel safe, and they could hear him arguing with people in the room. The teen told his parents the doctor grabbed his arms and assaulted him.

“I thought the doctor was going to kill my son … He does not deserve to be threatened nor abused,” Luneshia Williams, Williams’ mother, told WDIV.

Police were called to the hospital and questioned witnesses. The doctor who was accused later apologized.

In a statement, the health system said it was cooperating with the University of Michigan Department of Public Safety’s investigation and was conducting an internal review.

A message seeking information on the police investigation was left Friday morning.

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