Friday, October 10, 2014

Thomas Eric Duncan: LAWSUIT

The family of Thomas Eric Duncan is outraged.

Family members of the dead man are considering a lawsuit, claiming the care Duncan received was inadequate.


From the Daily Mail:

The family of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are venting their outrage that the late Liberian may not have received the same quality of care leading up to his death Wednesday morning as the other patients treated in the U.S. for the dreaded virus.

'No one has died of Ebola in the U.S. before. This is the first time,' Duncan's furious nephew Joe Weeks told ABC.

Weeks and others in Duncan's family are calling his treatment 'unfair,' after seeing other patients pulled from the brink of death in government-funded evacuation planes and using life-saving blood transfusions and cutting edge drugs.

...None other than the Reverend Jesse Jackson appeared in public with Duncan's mother, raising the specter of legal action against the hospital as he contemned Duncan's treatment.

'He got sick and went to the hospital and was turned away, and that's the turning point here,' the Rev Jackson, a spokesman for the family, told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

The family seem to be suggesting that further turning points would follow once Duncan finally received treatment.

When Duncan first went to Texas Presbyterian on September 25, he was sent home with a prescription for antibiotics and was never tested for Ebola, despite telling nurses that he had come from Ebola-stricken Liberia.

Unlike Ebola victims Dr Rick Sacra and NBC cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, Duncan did not receive a transfusion of blood from American Ebola survivor Dr Kent Brantly after he was finally diagnosed.

Weeks says doctors told the family 'that the blood wasn’t a match.'

...Speaking to MailOnline on Wednesday, Rev Jackson claimed that the treatment Duncan received contributed to his sad end.

He questioned whether there was really no more ZMapp left and why Duncan has received a drug that had never been tested on Ebola patients before, instead.

'All I do know is that Mr Duncan received late treatment and not the best drug. They say that there is no more ZMapp. It’s hard for me to believe that there’s only enough ZMapp to treat two people in all of America.
Jesse Jackson should be ashamed of himself, suggesting that Duncan would have received better care, life-saving care, if he weren't a Liberian man.

You can't give someone the wrong blood type. Good grief.

The fact is Duncan was terribly irresponsible, selfishly putting others at risk.

Should we sue his family and make them pay for what he did?

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf gets it.

Shame on Jesse Jackson and the others trying to make Duncan's death from Ebola about race.

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