Rivas Goldstein, LLP Call : 512-481-2916

Texas hospital sued by Ohio bridal shop for negligence

The title may seem like a misprint, but it is accurate. A local Texas hospital is the subject of a lawsuit filed by a bridal shop out of Ohio. The highest court in Texas will review the case in November.

Interesting progression: Who filed the lawsuit?

The case deals with an issue from 2014. The issue involves the first confirmed Ebola case in the United States. A local Texas hospital provided treatment. During treatment, two nurses contracted the virus. 

The case was not filed by the nurses, but instead by bridal shop in Ohio. One of the nurses visited the shop after she was exposed to the virus but before she was diagnosed. The shop owners claim the nurse’s visit permanently injured the shop’s reputation and led to its closure. It states people in the community were afraid to visit the shop for fear of contracting Ebola.

Discussion of damages: What type of remedy are the plaintiffs seeking?

The shop owners claim the exposure was the result of the hospital’s negligence. As a result, the owners state the nurses contracted the virus which led to the shop’s exposure. This failure ultimately led to the closure of the shop.

Upon closure, the shop owners filed suit against the hospital seeking compensation to make up for their lost income and the closure of their shop.

The case provides an interesting example of the far-reaching consequences of a failure to follow accepted standard of care within hospitals. We will provide an update on the progression of this case as it becomes available.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Rivas Goldstein LLP: On Your Side, Protecting Your Future

Our experienced Texas-based health care lawyers are here to help you and your business succeed. Please call 512-481-2916 or contact our law firm online.

Schedule A Consultation With An Attorney

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Austin Office
3345 Bee Cave Rd, Suite 104
Austin, TX 78746

Phone: 512-481-2916
Map & Directions

New York Office
By Appointment Only
405 Lexington Ave 26th Floor
New York, NY 10174

Phone: 646-859-3790
Map & Directions

New Jersey Office
By Appointment Only
1 Gateway Center, Suite 2600
Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 646-859-3790
Map & Directions

Review Us