Dallas Hospital Will Pay Ebola Victim's Family, Create Foundation In His Name

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  1. joyceface

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    Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan, the only patient to die of the disease in the United States, was sent home from Texas Health Presbyerian Hospital Dallas on Sept. 26 despite having a high fever and telling a nurse he had recently traveled from Africa. After Duncan's eventual hospitalization death, this and other concerns about the Texas Health Presbyterian's handling of his case were documented in an op-ed that his nephew wrote for the Dallas Morning News. Today comes word that the hospital has agreed to preempt a potential lawsuit by paying an undisclosed sum to Duncan's family and creating a charitable foundation in his name. From the AP:

    Attorney Les Weisbrod declined to say at a news conference how much money the family would receive but said the settlement was a "very good deal" that would provide for Duncan's parents and his four children. Weisbrod also said Presbyterian hospital was not charging Duncan's family for his medical treatment. The foundation will assist efforts to fight Ebola in Liberia, he said.
    Duncan's nephew, Josephus Weeks, has previously been critical of the care Duncan received, saying his death was partly due to his race, nationality and lack of insurance. But on Wednesday, he credited Presbyterian's officials for moving quickly to settle the case and acknowledge mistakes.
    Weeks said he will be "the face of the foundation," which he hopes will lead to a new hospital or the dedication of a hospital wing in Liberia. The two nurses who were infected while treating Duncan, Amber Vinson and Nina Pham, have both recovered.​
     
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    So this guy sneaks in, causes mayhem, diverts care from other patients, costs the taxpayer millions and now his family will get a payday?:facepalm:
     
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    I hope they wipe the check through the uncles Ebola stained ass first.
     
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    There's also debates about how the media present this guy vs the other ebola victims, Duncan being a "criminal" and Dr Spencer (the dr in NY who was out bowling), as being a" hero."
     
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    :facepalm:
     
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    Yeah, I'm gonna gets me some a dat Ebola and gets me a payday. :facepalm:
     
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    Hope they cover the check with smallpox.
     
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    Should have let it go to court. This is ridiculous. Not catching on that the guy had a disease that had never been seen before in the US, and dismissing it as something more common, is not negligence. Unfortuantely for him, he was the case that put all hospitals on high alert for this, doesn't mean his family should get paid because he brought the disease over here.
     
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    All those that had to spend money BECAUSE of his actions should sue his estate.
     
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    ...So, the guy originally lies to everyone about where he's been (endangering God knows how many people who've unwittingly been in contact with him) ... He has a disease that has a 50% mortality rate.. no reports of it being in the U.S. have ever been documented up to that point .... YET, the hospital is partially negligent in his death ?????????

    [​IMG] ....So long America.... We had a nice run while it lasted
     
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    I was afraid of this.
    They probably got millions and they weren.t even married.
    He wasnt even a citizen, and was not insured and he lied

    Cue the exodus of infectous lottery ticket holders
     
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    Disgusting
     
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    The guy had no means to provide for his family but the hospital has to?
     
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    The nurses will sue too
     
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    Thanks EbOla
     
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    This is Political Correctness gone wild.

    This chain of events couldn't be believed if someone made this up.

    The fucker should have been deported two minutes after he got into this country......what is our country coming too?
     
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    Its not PC
    Its the legal system and the need for torte reform
     
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    Ghetto Lottery
     
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    It doesn't matta what Mr. Ebola did; it's how the hospital handed the situation, which was poorly.
     
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