A 27-year-old Milwaukee woman is facing charges that she attacked a nurse at Froedtert Hospital after the nurse told her she couldn’t smoke in her room.
Danielle P. Latham was charged Sunday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one count of disorderly conduct. If convicted, she faces up to 90 days in jail and $1,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
Latham was in the hospital Friday when a nurse told her she couldn’t smoke in her room. Latham began yelling profanities at the victim and then charged at her.
She grabbed the nurse violently by the hair, then began ramming her head into a wall and the nurses' counter. The victim didn’t suffer visible damage from the attack, but told officers she had soreness as she is recovering from surgery for a fused vertebra in the neck.
Latham is currently out of custody while awaiting trial.