Jesse Jackson must have been hovering over this family like a vulture convincing them to file complaint. Check it out.
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.
Five US citizens have been diagnosed with Ebola and three of them have beaten it. NBC News cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, the latest American victim, arrived at the infectious disease ward at the University of Nebraska Medical Center this week for treatment. A fourth victim, a World Health Organization doctor, is being treated in Atlanta.
All five have been flown to specially designed infectious disease wards in Nebraska or Atlanta for treatment by some of the world’s top doctors.
The anger from Duncan’s family also stems from what happened before Duncan was seen by doctors but after he fell ill – when the Liberian was initially turned sent home by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital – the same hospital that later admitted him.
‘What if they had taken him right away? And what if they had been able to get treatment to him earlier,’ said Dallas pastor George Mason, a confidante of the family’s, according to a CNN report.
While Mason told reporters that Duncan’s fiance Louise Troh ‘is not seeking to create any kinds of divisions in our community,’ she has called for a full review of his medical care.
And 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.