CHICAGO (CBS) – The parents of a disabled boy have filed suit against the Chicago hospital where he was mistakenly pronounced dead.
Jaylen Dorsey was taken to the emergency room after he was found unresponsive in his family’s home.
The boy suffers from severe brain damage and breathes with assistance from a ventilator.
Two doctors at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center pronounced Jaylen dead at 9:52 a.m. on Feb. 18.
The child’s mother, Sheena Lane, and his father, Pink Dorsey, weren’t ready to let go. It appeared to them their son wasn’t, either.
“His eyes would pop open,” Dorsey says.
“He was still showing signs of life,” Lane says.
It was enough for them to demand more tests. And nearly five hours later, an ultrasound of his heart proved Jaylen was alive.
“You didn’t have to be a doctor to see that that heart was pumping blood,” Dorsey says.