Nurse Files Lawsuit Over 'Forced' Ebola Quarantine
The nurse who made headlines last fall for speaking out against her mandatory Ebola quarantine is suing the NJ Health Department and Gov. Christie.By Katie Link | October 22, 2015
Kaci Hickox, the nurse quarantined against her will in New Jersey last year after serving Ebola patients, is suing Gov. Chris Christie and the state Health Department.
Hickox's lawyers filed the civil-rights lawsuit Thursday. According to The Wall Street Journal, she's seeking a jury trial and at least $250,000 in compensation.
Hickox was working as a nurse for Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone last fall. When she returned to the U.S. on Oct. 24, 2014, she was detained, quarantined in a tent for several days and repeatedly tested for Ebola-like symptoms — which aside from a slight fever, she never developed. (Video via WNBC and CNN)