The family of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola in Dallas last week, may file a lawsuit against the hospital where he was treated, according to the Dallas Morning News. Duncan came to Dallas last month in hopes of reconnecting with his estranged son and marrying his child’s mother, but he developed symptoms soon after his arrival. He was sent home from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, despite having a high fever and telling the hospital’s staff of his time in West Africa, where the disease has killed over 4,000 people. After being brought back to the hospital, Duncan’s condition quickly deteriorated and his family flooded the hospital with requests to give him an experimental drug. Still, Duncan passed away last Wednesday, and his family blames the delay of the experimental treatment. Additionally, Duncan’s son claims he has been asked not to return to the Arizona college where he is enrolled, but the school has denied those allegations. After they’ve mourned and are released from isolation, they will consider whether to file the lawsuit.
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