Remember Nina Pham? She was the first person in the United States to contract Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country while treating Liberian patient, Thomas Eric Duncan while employed at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas last October.
Pham, a registered nurse, was successfully treated for the lethal virus at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.
Pham was given the whole Ebola arsenal in her treatment for Ebola–Plasma from an Ebola survivor Dr Kent Brantly, TKM-Ebola, brincidofovir and ZMapp. She was also named as one of TIME magazine’s “Person of the Year”.
However, Ms. Pham claims she is suffering from a number of ailments post-Ebola–nightmares, body aches and insomnia and says Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the parent company, Texas Health Resources, failed her and her colleagues who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, according to an exclusive report by The Dallas Morning News.
This has prompted Pham to say she will be filing a lawsuit against Texas Health Resources on Monday.
Texas Health Resources released the following statement regarding the likely litigation: 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.
Pham was one of two nurses to contract EVD while treating Mr. Duncan. Fellow Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas nurse, Amber Vinson was successfully treated at Emory Hospital in Atlanta.