Texas Nurse Who Contracted Ebola To Sue Hospital

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She was the first person to ever contract Ebola in the
United States, and now she’s going to sue the hospital where she got infected. Nina
Pham, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, will file a lawsuit
today against the hospital’s parent company, Texas Health Resources.
According to the suit, the hospital chain failed to provide
proper equipment and training to handle Ebola. Pham contracted the disease while
treating Thomas Eric Duncan who started showing symptoms shortly after arriving
in Dallas from Liberia. Her lawsuit also claims Texas Health Resources violated
her privacy by sharing her medical records, which should have been kept
private.
She wants unspecified damages for physical pain, mental
anguish, medical expenses and loss of future earnings. She said she is suing
because she wants to “make hospitals and big corporations realize that
nurses and health care workers, especially frontline people, are important. 

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