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Family of Ebola victim reaches settlement with Dallas hospital

The family of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., said Wednesday that they have reached a settlement with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

The hospital had treated Duncan for Ebola before his death on Oct. 8. Staff members had originally sent Duncan home from the emergency room. Two nurses who treated Ebola were later diagnosed with the disease but were successfully treated.

Les Weisbrod, one of the family's lawyers, said the settlement was "as good or better" than what the family would have gotten in court.

The hospital also agreed to create a foundation in Duncan's honor. The foundation will provide funding for the construction of a facility in Liberia to fight Ebola.