Parents Sue for Death of Infant

The parents of an infant born with hemophilia have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a doctor and a health center for failing to adequately handle the child's medical issues.

According to David A. Sims, the attorney representing the parents of Elijah Allen Moore, the doctors of Mesa TeamHealth were “not qualified to render proper emergeny medical care. It's cheaper to hire a doctor with a family practice medicine education than it is to hire one with an emergency medicine education.”

Elijah was brought into the emergency room on February 19th and waited nearly seven hours for a cat scan and another hour and a half for the necessary medicine for hemophilia. By the time he was transported to another facility, the bleeding reached Elijah's brain.

The lawsuit names physician Richard Ferguson, Mesa TeamHealth and Corporation Service Company on several charges, including medical negligence and wrongful death.