Via DallasNews.com: Nurse Nina Pham settles Ebola lawsuit against Texas Health Resources. Excerpt:
Nurse Nina Pham settled her lawsuit Monday against Texas Health Resources, owner of the hospital where she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the United States diagnosed with the deadly disease.
The deal was signed exactly two years after Pham was declared free of Ebola, although she still has health problems likely related to the disease and experimental treatments.
THR and Pham's attorneys Charla Aldous and Brent Walker released a brief joint statement to The Dallas Morning News: "Texas Health Resources and Ms. Pham have resolved the pending lawsuit, and wish the best for each other going forward. All parties have agreed the terms of the resolution are confidential and will not make additional statements or grant media interviews."
The terms of the settlement were not disclosed. But a typical agreement could include future health care and possibly millions of dollars.
Pham, an ICU nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, claimed in the lawsuit that 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 claimed that THR violated her privacy by releasing information about her condition.
THR has denied these claims and said it did not violate her privacy. The company has also said its staff was properly trained and that the protective gear used followed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. The company kept Pham on the payroll even though she did not return to work.