Hospital wants 'Ebola' nurse lawsuit quashed

2015-04-05 09:54
(File)

(File) (Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Dallas - A hospital operator has denied allegations of poor training and improper preparation in seeking dismissal of a lawsuit by a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first US patient to succumb to the deadly disease.

The Texas Health Resources company has filed a response lawsuit by nurse Nina Pham, a report says.

Pham, who remains employed at  the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, but has not returned to work, seeks unspecified damages in her lawsuit.

A man visiting Dallas from Liberia, Thomas Eric Duncan, died October 8 at the hospital. Pham and another nurse caring for Duncan contracted Ebola but survived.

Hospital bed

Texas Health Resources spokesperson Wendell Watson, said the company and the hospital acted responsibly to protect their employees, basing their responses on the most up-to-date federal guidelines and with leading experts at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

The hospital also respected Pham's privacy and acted only with her consent, the statement said. A doctor on October 16 videotaped Pham, who was in a hospital bed, in images later made public.

Since Pham contracted the disease while working for the hospital as an intensive care nurse, her remedy should be a worker's compensation claim, not in civil court, the hospital's response said.



Read more on:    us  |  ebola

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.