After a troubling conversation with her surgeon, one woman decided to record what went on during her surgery—and the audio was incredibly disturbing.
After learning that she would have to wait two months to schedule her hernia surgery at a county operated hospital, Ethel Easter broke down and sobbed.
“I was like, 'I can’t wait for two months. I’m terribly ill,’ and he said ‘Listen,’ he got very abrupt. He said Who do you think you are? You have to wait just like everybody else',” Easter told Fox26.
His tone gave her an uneasy feeling, so she decided to put an audio recorder in her hair before the surgery.
“This is my natural hair I had a weave at the time which is braid extensions and when I put my hair up I put the recorder right in my hair,” said Easter.
In the audio, shortly after she started snoring, the surgeon begins to insult, ridicule, and mock Easter, saying, “She’s a handful she had some choice words for us in the clinic when we didn’t book her case in two weeks.”
Another doctor in the room asks, “Really?” and the doctor responds, “I’m going to call a lawyer and file a complaint.” Everyone in the room begins to laugh and someone else chimes in, saying, “That doesn’t seem like the thing to say to the person who’s going to do your surgery.”
A woman in the room then starts making fun of Easters body, saying, “Did you see her belly button?” The room burst into laughter, with a few remarks comparing Easter to the movie character Precious.
“It was Precious meet Precious, as though I was this big fat black woman,” Easter said of the recording.
“When I heard the comments on the tape and listened to them I was shocked,” said community activist Quanell X. “I had no idea that doctors, anesthesiologists and nurses would carry themselves in this manner in an operating room.”
Easter says she isn’t interesting in suing the doctors or the hospital—she simply wants to get the story out there, and hopefully prove that doctors need to be careful of what they say at all times.
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