Ebola nurse Nina Pham sues Texas Health Resources

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DALLAS - The accusations in Nina Pham's lawsuit filed against her employer, Texas Health Resources, on Monday are pretty scathing.

"Nina Pham Should never have gotten Ebola," her attorney Charla Aldous said.

Aldous claims nurses at Texas Presbyterian were not given protective equipment, and the only training Pham got before treating Ebola patient Eric Duncan came from a Google search by her supervisor.

"That was the total extent of the training she received," Aldous said. "She absolutely received a piece of paper and you're facing something that could potentially kill you. Oh my gosh that's nothing."

The lawsuit also claims the Presby Proud campaign that used video of Nina Pham in the ICU was released without her permission.

"THR's PR department edits that video down and gets the clips that make them look really good and posts it on their youtube site. It's obvious that they were more concerned about the damage done to their pristine reputation than what was happening to Nina Pham who could die because of the mistakes they made," Aldous said.

Now the nurse who became Presby's poster girl says she is suffering from side effects from the experimental drug that saved her life.

"She still has fatigue, she still has body aches. Just a few weeks ago her hair started falling out. It's a very uncertain path that she has been led down on."

Texas Health has not responded to the charges in the lawsuit. In a statement they say:

"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."

"She wants answers and she wants transparency," Aldous said. "And just as important, she wants to make sure to the best of her ability that what happened to her in some way helps other nurses in theUnited States."

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