Texas Health Resources settles lawsuit filed by nurse who survived Ebola

Texas Health Resources has settled a lawsuit filed in March 2015 by Nina Pham, a nurse who contracted and survived Ebola in 2014 after caring for a patient diagnosed with the virus at a THR hospital.

Terms of the settlement are not disclosed, according to the Star-Telegram.

Ms. Pham claimed the Arlington-based system did not do enough to prevent transmission of Ebola, left Ms. Pham and her colleagues without formal guidance or training on personal protective gear and violated her privacy after she was diagnosed with the virus. Ms. Pham alleged THR released her name against her wishes and videotaped her while she received treatment at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

The settlement of Ms. Pham's lawsuit comes shortly after the filing of a separate lawsuit against THR regarding Ebola. This month, a bridal shop in Akron, Ohio, sued the system for more than $1 million, alleging Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital was negligent in allowing nurse Amber Joy Vinson to freely interact with others despite her exposure to Ebola. Like Ms. Pham, Ms. Vinson contracted but survived Ebola after caring for patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who was the first person in the United States diagnosed with the virus. Mr. Duncan died from Ebola Oct. 8, 2014.

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