How is it even possible that you work in the medical field if you can't handle the risk??? To me, this nurse is slapping other nurses in the face everywhere. Nurses take a risk on a daily basis doing what they do. They know the risks. They know there is a possibility of contracting diseases. They don't go around suing the hospital they work for simply because they caught a disease a patient had. Now if the story is true, I do believe the hospital should have let the nurse know about the patient having eboli, but according to reports, no one knew the patient had the disease until the test results. Even the patient didn't know and you can't inform staff before the patient even knows. That's just wrong.
Still, suing because you can't handle your job is uncalled for in my open. Yes, it's a scary situation, but you signed up for this. You were prepared for similar situations before you ever stepped foot into the hospital to work there. Any patient you come into contact with you run a risk of exposure to an illness, a disease. It's why they are there. They need your help, not a scared nurse who is willing to run and sue.
If it's not worth the risk, if your patient isn't worth caring for, step down off the job and let the other nurses do theirs.
Joy Smith also known as The Insane Writer, is the author of the Sci-Fi novel, The Generation. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org She can also be found on Twitter @theinsanewriter.