It does not appear that Nome is still sick in any way, and a psychiatrist testified that he had examined her repeatedly and did not believe that she suffered from any psychiatric disorder that rendered her unable to get up and leave. A social worker testified that Nome had told her that she simply "liked it there and was quite satisfied to stay." Eventually, Kaiser filed a lawsuit seeking to have Nome evicted from the bed.
Nome did not appear to contest the charges on Wednesday, and was not represented by counsel. In a statement to reporters, she claimed to have been kidnapped and brought to Kaiser "for billing purposes." She said she has not been out of the bed for her entire stay, and that she planned to stay right there until Kaiser finds an equivalent place to which she can move. "It's dreadful," she said, "but I guess you have to think it's God's plan for this life."