Settlement reached in Texas Ebola death case - KMOV.com

Settlement reached in Texas Ebola death case

(CNN) -- The family of Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian national who died of Ebola at a Texas hospital, has reached a confidential settlement with Texas Health Resources, according to the Duncan family attorney Les Weisbrod.

In September, Duncan traveled to Texas from Liberia and began experiencing Ebola symptoms which prompted him to go to the emergency room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He was misdiagnosed and sent home, both the Duncan family and Texas health authorities have said. Duncan was hospitalized days later, tested for Ebola and then began receiving care.

Part of the settlement, Weidbrod said, entailed creating a charitable foundation intended to raise money that will go to help victims of Ebola in West Africa where the virus has hit communities the hardest. That foundation, which Weisbrod said would be described in detail later, will be run by a Duncan family member and Texas Health Resources.

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