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Parents sue hospital for 'declaring son dead'

Posted: October 22, 2012 |   Comments

Chicago: The parents of an eight-year-old boy have sued a US hospital, alleging doctors pronounced their son dead though he was still alive, the Daily Mail reported on Sunday.

Doctors at a Chicago hospital allegedly refused to listen to desperate relatives who insisted he continued to move his eyes and body.

The lawsuit, filed this week, accuses Mercy Hospital and Medical Center of negligence and alleges that nearly five hours passed before staff agreed to perform a cardiac ultrasound, which showed Jaylen Dorsey's heart was beating, according to reports.

Jaylen, who suffers from severe brain damage, is bedridden and on a ventilator, was found unresponsive by his mother, Sheena Lane, on Feb 18. He was taken to Mercy Hospital and doctors there pronounced the boy dead.

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