PHILADELPHIA (CBS/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.READ MORE: Special Education Teacher Could Lose Job After Reportedly Duct Taping Student's Mouth In Chester County
The case was initiated a day after a national organ transplant network complied with a judge’s unusual order and placed 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan on the list (See Previous Story).
Javier, a boy with cystic fibrosis who lives in the Bronx, is currently in the intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.READ MORE: Gov. Phil Murphy Orders Increased Law Enforcement Presence At New Jersey Schools Following Tragic Texas School Shooting
The legal filing says Javier’s brother was his age when he died while waiting for a lung transplant two years ago.
(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)MORE NEWS: Baby Formula Shipment On Way To Nestle Facility Outside Allentown