Ebola Victim’s Family, Dallas Hospital Reach Settlement

November 13, 2014

A lawyer for the family of the only Ebola patient in the United States to die says the hospital that treated him will create a foundation in his name.

Attorney Les Weisbrod said in Dallas that the foundation in honor of Thomas Eric Duncan will assist other Ebola victims in West Africa. Weisbrod said the foundation is part of a larger settlement that will “take care” of Duncan’s four children and his parents. Weisbrod did not say how much the settlement was worth.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas did not immediately confirm Weisbrod’s announcement.

Duncan died Oct. 8. The Liberian man was initially sent away from the hospital’s emergency room with antibiotics, something hospital administrators have acknowledged was a mistake.

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