Nurse That Got Ebola To Sue - Politics OK

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  1. BethSucks

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    Texas nurse who contracted Ebola to sue hospital chain
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    (CNN)She was the first person to ever contract Ebola in the United States, and now she's going to sue the hospital where she got infected.

    Nina Pham, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, will file a lawsuit Monday against the hospital's parent company Texas Health Resources, her lawyer told CNN affiliate KTVT.

    According to the suit, the hospital chain failed to provide proper equipment and training to handle Ebola. Pham contracted the disease last fall while treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who started showing symptoms after arriving in Dallas from Liberia.

    Pham's lawsuit also claims Texas Health Resources violated her privacy by sharing her medial records, KTVT said.

    According to The Dallas Morning News, Pham wants unspecified damages for physical pain, mental anguish, medical expenses and loss of future earnings. But she told the newspaper that she wants to "make hospitals and big corporations realize that nurses and health care workers, especially frontline people, are important. And we don't want nurses to start turning into patients."

    Texas Health Resources spokesman Wendell Watson issued a statement in response to the lawsuit:

    "Nina Pham bravely served Texas Health Dallas during a most difficult time. We continue to support and wish the best for her, and we remain optimistic that constructive dialogue can resolve this matter."

    Another nurse treating Duncan, Amber Vinson, also contracted Ebola. Both nurses recovered after being sent to hospitals specially equipped and trained to handle Ebola -- Pham at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, and Vinson at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

    Pham is still employed and is getting a paycheck from Texas Health Resources, but has not returned to work, KTVT said. She is still suffering fatigue and body aches, but her lawyer told the affiliate it's not clear whether the ailments are from having Ebola or from the experimental drugs Pham received.

    CNN's Vivian Kuo contributed to this report.
     
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    Gusbuss VIP Extreme Gold

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    Good for her.
     
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    what about the stupid Reggie Nurse who worked with her who couldn't postpone a road trip for two weeks?

    Does the Airline get to sue her. Passengers?
     
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    Would've banged pre-ebola; now, not so sure.
     
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    She is fine, and we all pay for these kind of lawsuits. They obviously did something right as she is alive. It is my understanding this was kind of uncharted territory.
     
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    Fuck her. Send her to Liberia to live with the shithead that brought it here in the first place.
     
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    Sue her for what? Not having Ebola?
     
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    I'm not a lawyer millennial boy but endangerment is a tort.
     
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    All those checks Obama and the CDC wrote with their mouths got cashed with her ass. Hope they're included in her lawsuit.
     
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    Her fucking job is to help,people. If she was concerned about infection she could have said no.
     
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    The real tell is whether proper precautions were mandated and whether this little cupcake followed them.....
     
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    It's not about the money...she want's to make sure this doesn't happen to anyone else :backlol:
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    How so?

    If the chicken pox virus survives in me for 50 years beyond being a sick kid, who is to say that Ebola doesn't pop up at some point in the future?
     
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    You'd think the fake hug from Oblama would be enough..............geeze

    People are so ungrateful these dayz
     
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    "and let me completely clear, I'm glad you're better...do I smell egg noodles?"
     
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    OK....this borders on 'pickle jar' and you can call b.s. all you want..... but she lives in my neighborhood and I've bumped into her and Bentley her dog at the dog park. She seems to be a quiet, nice lady. People recognize her and the dog and are always talking to her. She is branded for life, and I think for the most part she is blaming her employer (THR) for allowing her photo and identity to get public and violating her privacy - HIPPA and all. But then she goes to the White House....I guess it is hard to have it both ways. Not sure how that works when you are both employee and patient.
     
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    Wouldn't you?
     
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    You try and hit that Ebola saturated va gunia yet?



     
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    Alisonsbankacct Out to lunch.

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    I hope a nurse looks at some of you people in your weakest moment and thinks, "nah, isn't worth it. I don't want to 'assume that risk.'"

    You people are cold.
     
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    Nursing is not just "a job". She swore a vow to provide care and was asked to do it without being provided proper protection or training.

    The little lady upheld her end of the bargain. The people who put her in that position should pay the price.
     
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