Nina Pham Sues Dallas Hospital

Nina Pham, the nurse who became infected with Ebola last October, is now suing Texas Health Resources for “gross negligence.” Pham claims that her employer did not provide adequate preparation, training or controls for preventing the spread of the virus when hospital officials knew that the emergency was impending.

According to AnastasiaDate, Texas Health Dallas Presbyterian Hospital was warned about the Ebola outbreak in August of 2014. When Thomas Eric Duncan was finally admitted to the hospital in September, Pham was given no choice in regards to caring for him even though she had not yet received any training on how to deal with Ebola. In fact, one of Pham’s supervisors printed information off the Internet after conducting a Google search and gave it to her to use as training material.

Pham was never given disposable clothing and her neck and part of her face were exposed as a result of the Texas Health Resources not preparing properly for an Ebola patient’s treatment. Worse yet, Pham noted that since she was not given disposable clothing, she also took home clothes that were likely contaminated with the virus. Supposedly, even as Pham was discussing End of Life options with her doctor, the THR PR team was telling the public that she was in stable condition. In fact, at one point, Pham claims that she was filmed and coerced into behaving positively on-camera to boost the hospital’s image.

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