Blac Chyna’s Assistant and Mother of 3 Died After Fatal Stroke and Now the Family Says They’re Planning to Sue

Rapper Blac Chyna has found herself in the middle of a lawsuit over the death of her former assistant, Lorena “Patty” Hernandez. Check out page 5 to find out why Hernandez’s husband is suing and page 7 to see how her husband plans to honor her life.

Patty Hernandez suffered her first stroke in July 2017

Stroke (cerebrovascular accident)

She suffered a stroke at an unusually young age. |

Hernandez suffered a stroke in July 2017 that left her partially blind. But even though she hadn’t made a full recovery from her stroke, she insisted she wanted to continue working. She was only in her early 30s at the time of her stroke, and although it’s rare to suffer a stroke at that age, it does happen. A stroke occurs when oxygen and blood supply to the brain are interrupted.

Next: Hernandez went back to work against her doctor’s advice. 

She continued to work for Chyna, despite her doctor’s orders

Hernandez went back to work for Chyna shortly after her stroke. | Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

When Hernandez’s doctor advised she not return to work for Chyna, she insisted she had to. Hernandez, a mother of three, had to continue working in order to support her children. She returned to work on Chyna’s clothing line, 88 Fin, to provide for her family. But in December 2017, she suffered a severe brain bleed that put her back in the hospital and forced her to terminate her fourth pregnancy.

Next: She fell ill again just a few months later. 

She fell ill again in December 2017 and never fully recovered

She went into a coma in December 2017. | iStock/Getty Images

Just two weeks after terminating her pregnancy, Hernandez took a turn for the worse. She suffered a seizure and triggered another brain bleed. According to Hernandez’s GoFundMe page, this bleed was worse than the last. It sent Hernandez into a coma. About four months later, her family finally decided to take her off life support.

Next: Chyna’s famous exes helped pay some of Hernandez’s medical bills. 

Tyga and Rob Kardashian, Chyna’s exes, donated money for Hernandez’s medical bills

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna arrive at her birthday celebration

Rob Kardashian (here with Blac Chyna) donated to Hernandez’s GoFundMe. | Greg Doherty/Getty Images

Hernandez’s condition was heard around Hollywood, and several important people made donations. Most notably, both of Chyna’s exes donated to the Hernandez’s medical fund. Tyga, with whom Chyna shares a son, donated $5,000 under his birth name, Michael Stevenson. Rob Kardashian, Chyna’s ex-fiance, donated $10,000. It’s likely the men knew Chyna’s assistant. Singer-songwriter Jeffree Star also reportedly donate $10,000. The GoFundMe goal was $50,000.

Next: Here’s why Hernandez’s husband just filed a lawsuit against Chyna. 

Now, Hernandez’s family is suing Chyna for alleged abuse

Blac Chyna attends the BET Hip Hop Awards 2017 at The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater on October 6, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Hernandez’s family accused Blac Chyna of refusing her worker’s compensation. | Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET

After Hernandez’s family made the decision to take her off life support, her husband decided to file a lawsuit against Chyna for allegedly abusing his wife and not providing her worker’s compensation when she fell ill. A source close to Hernandez said Chyna never did anything to help his wife. The source said Chyna helped spread the word and reached out to the fathers of Hernandez’s children, but nothing more.

Next: The family also made this claim about Chyna. 

The family claims Chyna never visited Hernandez in the hospital

Lisa Bloom, Blac Chyna, and Walter Mosley speak

These allegations raise disturbing questions about her. | Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Another harsh claim made against Chyna is that she never showed up the hospital to check on how Hernandez was doing. According to a report by Page Six, a source said Chyna only came to the hospital once to make sure nobody gave out information about her. “After that, she never came back,” the source said. Chyna recently came under fire after allegedly trying to hit someone at a theme park with her daughter’s stroller. It left many questioning her parenting. Now, this incident leaves us questioning her compassion.

Next: Hernandez’s husband plans to keep her memory alive by doing this.

Hernandez’s husband would like her organs donated to save other lives

surgical scissors and forceps during a mock surgery

Hernandez’s organs will give others a second chance at life.| Guillaume Souvant/AFP/Getty Images

Hernandez’s family decided to keep her on life support for a while so her organs could be harvested and donated to people in need. The source told Page Six, “Her husband decided to donate her organs … So that she can give the gift of life to other families.” Although Hernandez’s death won’t be in vain, her husband is now turning to his lawyers to get justice for his wife’s alleged abuse by Chyna.

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