Parents sue Chicago hospital after doctors declare son dead

Posted at 8:18 PM, Oct 20, 2012

A Chicago hospital is being sued after doctors declared an 8-year-old boy dead. Jaylen Dorsey’s parents said they were just going along with what doctors told them, until they saw his eyes open, according to CBS News.

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.

“You didn’t have to be a doctor to see that the heart was pumping blood,” the boy’s father, Pink Dorsey, said at a news conference Friday.

Read the full story at CBS News.