Just days after news spread of a nurse at a Flint, Mich. hospital who had filed a lawsuit claiming her employer granted a patient’s request not to have African-American nurses treat his baby, a second nurse has corroborated the claim in another lawsuit.
The nurse, Carlotta Anderson, claims in her lawsuit that a notice was posted on the assignment clipboard in the neonatal unit of the Hurley Medical Center on Oct. 31 that said, “No African American nurse to take care of baby.”
Anderson’s lawyer, Tom Pabst, tells The Christian Science Monitor that the notice is unambiguous discrimination.
“There’s no misunderstanding. They gave an instruction. No black hand touches a white baby,” he says.