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Dr. Oz shares a heartbreaking video of a mother who felt like her son’s life was in danger at a hospital. The mother, Jessica, joins Dr. Oz to discuss the video that went viral and describes the trauma she and her son Seth experienced that day.
Jessica details her desperate attempts to seek medical attention for her son Seth before he went into cardiac arrest. She opens up about her journey of being unheard at the hospital and shares why she’s finally speaking out about the issue.
Jessica reveals what prompted her to pull out her phone and start recording her son’s medical emergency live on Facebook. Dr. Oz addresses the issue of racial bias in hospitals, and Jessica shines a light on the inequality in healthcare.
After Jessica’s story went viral, she received hundreds of stories from other Black women who felt invisible in doctor’s offices and hospitals. Hear more stories from Black mothers across the country who have experienced bias in healthcare.
One woman describes how the lack of care provided by one nurse changed her life forever and resulted in the loss of her unborn baby. Then, one mother shares how her daughter was mistreated by a nurse while in a coma.
Lauren, a pediatric nurse who says she knows the pain of what Jessica is describing, reveals the mistreatment she witnessed in Jessica and Seth’s hospital visits. Jessica elaborates on why she and many other Black women feel fearful of doctors.
Jessica shares an update on Seth’s health today and points out that she does not want to minimize the fact that there are great doctors and nurses out there who are doing great work. Hear Jessica’s message to anyone who feels unheard at the hospital.
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