Nurse and Hospital Settle Lawsuit Over Ebola Infection

A nurse who contracted Ebola two years ago while caring for the first person to be diagnosed in the U.S. with the deadly disease has settled a lawsuit
A nurse who contracted Ebola two years ago while caring for the first person to be diagnosed in the U.S. with the deadly disease has settled a lawsuit

A Texas hospital and a nurse who became infected with Ebola while caring for a patient have settled a lawsuit.

Nina Pham sued Texas Health Resources, the parent company of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, in March 2015. The lawsuit said the company disregarded warnings about the disease, failed to adequately train and equip her to treat Ebola, and violated her privacy, CNN reported.

Pham and another nurse contracted Ebola in October 2014 after treating a man who developed symptoms after arriving in Dallas from Liberia. Pham’s diagnosis was the first known transmission of Ebola in the United States.

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SOURCE: News Now/JG-CT

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.