PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A second child at a Philadelphia hospital is asking a federal judge to order that he be put on the adult waiting list for a donated lung.
The mother of 11-year-old Javier Acosta filed a lawsuit Thursday that says if he does not get a donated set of lungs soon he will die.
The case was initiated a day after a national organ transplant network complied with a judge’s unusual order and placed a dying 10-year-old girl on the list.
Javier, a boy with cystic fibrosis who lives in the Bronx, is currently in the intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
The legal filing says Javier’s brother was his age when he died while waiting for a lung transplant two years ago.