#Ohio #Ebola – Ohio Bridal Shop Suing Texas Hospital Whose Negligence Got It Called The ‘Ebola Store’ : After Dallas nurse Amber Joy Vinson ordered dresses from a bridal shop and contracted Ebola shortly after visiting, the Ohio-based boutique is suing a Texas hospital company – where Vinson works – for more than $1 million.
Vinson was diagnosed in October 2014 while she was caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first U.S. patient ever to have had the deadly disease, at Texas Health Presbyterian of Dallas.
The suit was filed Tuesday in the Dallas County and it alleges the hospital, along with its parent company Texas Health Resources, for negligence in permitting the nurse to have contact with other people in spite of her exposure to the virus.
No more than two days after treating the patient who died on Oct. 8 the same year, the nurse flew to her hometown in order to prepare for her wedding.
It was then when she went shopping for dresses at Coming Attractions Bridal and Formal. She was diagnosed with Ebola a week later, on Oct. 15, two days after returning to Dallas from her trip.
Vinson’s travel was traced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From requiring the planes that she flew on to be cleaned; to monitoring the passengers she had contact with for possible symptoms of the disease; and watching the nurse’s family back in Ohio – every measure was taken to insure caution.