A Hmong American woman who sought treatment at a hospital in Wisconsin is now in court defending herself after standing up to a nurse who allegedly called her a “ch*nk.”
After an hour of waiting for a physician, Lor claims she rang the call button and the nurse who admitted her said that the doctor will arrive shortly.
Thirty minutes later, she says a receptionist who asked her to sign consent papers rang the bell again after noticing that she had turned white and that the lower half of her body was shaking.
“Didn’t I tell you, you ch*nk,” the nurse said, according to Lor. “The doctors will be here shortly. And I can’t and won’t give you any medications for your pain because you’re pregnant and you’re a ch*nk.”
Outraged, Lor demanded a different nurse. But B.S. allegedly claimed that she had no right to request for a different nurse, because again, she is a “ch*nk.”
B.S. allegedly started to pinch Lor’s arm. In response, Lor, who was lying on her back, lifted her leg and kicked the nurse’s hand to stop her from pinching her.
“She just smiled and told me she wouldn’t stop unless I did something about it. That’s when I took my right foot and kicked her hands off of me,” Lor said. “And because of that, she smiled and said ‘Okay, now I have a reason to go grab security.’ She went to grab him and he saw me telling her to get out of the room, but she wouldn’t.”
Lor claimed that B.S. held her arm until the security guard asked the latter to leave. Lor then told her side of the story.
B.S., however, was calling the police. Lor claimed that a female officer heard her story but only “laughed in my face.”
“Before she [officer] entered the room, they were outside my door already talking about what they wanted to do and say,” Lor recalled. “She came in already having her mind made up about the situation.”
Lor claims the nurse also discusses her previous visits with the officer without her consent. “When the officer came in, she kept bringing up my previous visits,” she said.
“Saying the nurse had all the rights to call/say whatever she wanted because she was higher authority. She did not try to understand why I did what I did, and even told me that if I went along with their story, she wouldn’t be taking me to jail that night.”