This black woman secretly recorded her surgery. What she heard was outrageous.
Ethel Easter arrived at the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital in Houston last year after finding blood in her urine and suffering from excruciating abdominal pain. She was dealing with a hiatal hernia, a condition where the upper part of a person’s stomach punches through the diaphragm into their chest cavity. In her case, the rupture was causing deep internal bruising that was visible from the outside of her stomach.