Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola close to settlement with hospital’s owner Monday

By Jennifer Emily The Dallas Morning News

la-na-nina-pham-sues-hospital-ebola-20150302DALLAS — Attorneys for Ebola nurse Nina Pham and Texas Health Resources told a judge Monday that they are close to reaching a settlement, according to sources who asked not to be named.

Both sides have agreed on the terms, but no paperwork has been signed and the settlement is not final. The deal could fall through.

Pham, a Texas Health Dallas ICU nurse, filed the lawsuit after she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the United States diagnosed with the disease.

Pham, now 28, sued Texas Health Resources, which owns the hospital, saying the company did not properly train and protect its staff to care for Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man who died in October 2014. She also alleged that THR violated her privacy by releasing information about her condition.

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SOURCE: Herald Democrat

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