Ebola victim's family settles with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital

The family of Thomas Eric Duncan — the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. and died as a result of the virus — has reached a "resolution" with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas after alleging the hospital had not taken all of the necessary steps to save Mr. Duncan's life, according to The Washington Post.

When Mr. Duncan was diagnosed with Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian on Sept. 28, he had already been to the hospital once before and sent home with antibiotics. Even though he told hospital staff he had traveled to West Africa, he was not admitted the first time he visited the hospital.

Mr. Duncan's family feels the hospital made a mistake by sending Mr. Duncan home and feels Mr. Duncan did not receive the care he should have, including state-of-the-art experimental treatments that were provided to other Ebola patients, according to the report.

The law office that represents Mr. Duncan's family said a resolution had been reached with Arlington-based Texas Health Resources and "all related entities," according to the report. No further details on the agreement were released.

More articles on healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements:

8 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements
SCOTUS agrees to hear PPACA subsidy challenge
WellCare faces False Claims lawsuit filed by 6 former administrators

Copyright © 2023 Becker's Healthcare. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Cookie Policy. Linking and Reprinting Policy.


Featured Whitepapers

Featured Webinars