Texas Health Resources, a non-profit company that operates a network of hospitals in the North Texas region of the United States, denied allegations of poor training and improper preparation in seeking dismissal of a lawsuit by a nurse.
The nurse contracted Ebola while caring for the first U.S. patient to succumb to the deadly disease. Texas Health Resources filed a response Friday to the March 2 lawsuit by nurse Nina Pham. Pham, who remains employed at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas but has not returned to work, seeks unspecified damages in her lawsuit. Pham and another nurse got infected from Thomas Eric Duncan from Liberia who died on October 8 at the hospital.
AdvertisementThe company in a statement said that the hospital acted responsibly to protect their employees, basing their responses on the most up-to-date federal guidelines and with leading experts at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
"Nina Pham has gone through the unprecedented challenge of being the first nurse to whom the Ebola virus was transmitted while caring for a patient with Ebola in the U.S. Our care and compassion for Nina is paramount, and we will continue to show her the utmost courtesy, dignity and respect as a member of the Texas Health family," said Wendell Watson, spokesman of Texas Health Resources.