Texas Supreme Court To Hear Ebola Case From Ohio Bridal Shop

Chris Sommer
July 16, 2019 - 6:13 am
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The 2014 Ebola outbreak is at the center of a lawsuit filed by the former owner of an Ohio bridal shop against Arlington-based Texas Health Resources.

The Texas Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case, with arguments scheduled for Nov. 7.

In October 2014, Texas Health Presbyterian nurse Amber Vinson contracted the Ebola virus while treating Thomas Duncan, the first Ebola patient in the U.S.  Before her diagnosis, Vinson shopped at Coming Attractions Bridal & Formal in Akron, Ohio.  

Former shop owner Anna Younker said when it was discovered Vinson was infected and contagious, her store had to close temporarily for decontamination.  It eventually shut down permanently.  

Younker's lawsuit alleges Texas Health was negligent in allowing Vinson and another nurse to become infected with Ebola.  

The state Supreme Court will decide if the lawsuit can proceed.  Texas Health Resources is asking the court to throw out the suit.​