U.S. Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Sues Employer
(HealthDay News) — An American nurse who contracted Ebola is suing her employer.
The lawsuit by Nina Pham against Texas Health Resources claims that the employer failed to provide Pham with the proper training and equipment needed to treat a patient with Ebola, CBS News reported.
As dayside primary nurse, Pham spent 12–14 hours a day treating Eric Duncan, the first person in the United States diagnosed with Ebola. A few days after Duncan died, Pham tested positive for Ebola. Pham, 26, believes her Ebola infection was a direct result of a lack of training, according to her attorney Charla Aldous, CBS News reported.
The lawsuit also alleges that Texas Health Resources violated Pham's privacy and used her as a "PR pawn."