Ebola nurse Nina Pham settles lawsuit with Texas Health Resources

DALLAS - Nina Pham, a nurse who contracted Ebola while treating the first case of the disease diagnosed on U.S. soil in 2014, has settled a lawsuit she filed against the parent company of the hospital where she worked.

“Texas Health Resources and Ms. Pham have resolved the pending lawsuit, and wish the best for each other going forward,” read a joint statement released Monday. “All parties have agreed the terms of the resolution are confidential and will not make additional statements or grant media interviews.

No details were provided on the terms of the settlement.

Pham was a nurse in the in intensive care unit at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas when a Thomas Eric Duncan was diagnosed with Ebola there. She contracted the disease and was ultimately transferred to a Bethesda, Maryland hospital to complete her treatment.

Pham claimed in a lawsuit that the hospital didn’t adequately train its workers to treat Ebola, and that nurses weren’t properly protected from the disease. She has also expressed concern over the longterm effects of what was largely experimental treatment.

Duncan, a Liberian man who was visiting family in Dallas, died of the disease. Pham and Amber Vinson, a second nurse who contracted Ebola while treating Duncan, survived.

A bridal shop in Ohio where Vinson tried on dresses filed a lawsuit earlier this month against Texas Health Resources, claiming the company was to blame for the shop closing.

Coming Attractions closed temporarily after news broke that Vinson had Ebola, and ultimately closed its doors for good after it says business was impacted by Vinson’s diagnosis.

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