Judge Allows Nina Pham’s Ebola Lawsuit Against Hospital to Continue

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DALLAS -- It's been a year since the word Ebola hit home in Dallas. And while things have since calmed down after the Ebola scare of 2014, the effects are still lingering.

Nina Pham’s attorney was in court Monday. Pham's one of the nurses who contracted Ebola while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan.

Pham is suing Texas Presbyterian's parent company, Texas Health Resources, claiming they failed to properly train nurses, corporate neglect, and they used her as a PR pawn.

A state district judge ruled Nina’s case can move forward after Presby claimed worker's comp should cover her claims.

"We got an injunction against THR and Texas Presby Hospital from seeking relief from workers compensation commission regarding whether THR was a co-employer of Nina Pham," said Charla Aldous, Pham’s Attorney. "It means this court is going to let us proceed with this lawsuit, which is what we've been wanting to do all along and get discovery and let the public know exactly what happened."

NewsFix ran into Nina last week while she was out walking Bentley. While she didn't talk to us on camera, she said she was doing well.

“She is a strong resilient young lady and she is moving on with her life as best she can," said Aldous.

While we've come a long way from the pain and trauma Ebola brought us last year, one thing is for sure: Maybe in spite of popular belief, sometimes time doesn't heal all.

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