This came two years after the former critical care nurse became infected with Ebola while treating Duncan. The effects of that crisis can still be felt in the medical world, but at least one nurse is ready to move on.
Pham and another nurse contracted Ebola in October 2014 after treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who started showing symptoms after arriving in Dallas from Liberia. Pham followed the protocols she was given, wearing a mask, gown, shield, and gloves, but still she contracted Ebola.
No details were provided on the terms of the settlement.
Pham's attorneys and THR announced the settlement Monday. They and the company said in a joint statement that terms will not be disclosed.
When she filed the lawsuit in 2015, Pham said she was still experiencing fatigue and body aches. Two days after Duncan died, Pham was diagnosed, despite assurances from her employer that she was at no risk for Ebola and could "freely" see friends and family, the lawsuit contends.
Pham said that all the information that was given to her for protection when Duncan was taken in, before it was confirmed that he had Ebola, were what her manager simply searched for online and printed out. In her suit, she claimed that the video was a public relations stunt and an invasion of privacy.
They defended themselves by saying their staff was properly trained and used protective gear compliant with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.
The lawsuit said, though, that she anxious about her long-term health and doubted she'd ever return to being a critical care nurse again because of the stress and anxiety of the trauma she experienced and the "fear and stigma" that follow her.
Pham eventually was transferred to the National Institutes of Health in Maryland for treatment and recovered. According to the Dallas Morning News, she still experiences health problems which may be related to the disease and/or experimental medicines.
Texas Health Resources had denied Pham's claims, arguing they are subject to workers' compensation laws because the Ebola exposure happened at work.