A Florida dentist has been fired after he took on a family that was suing the family of a young boy who died after being hospitalized with a form of the coronavirus.
The Florida Dental Association says dentist James McPherson, of New Braunfels, Texas, said he could not handle the family’s lawsuit.
The lawsuit says that on Jan. 10, 2017, the boy’s parents, Eric McPhersons and Jami McPheersons, and a family friend were staying at a house in the town of Coppell when they fell ill with pneumonia.
They were hospitalized with respiratory failure and died that day.
The family has since filed a lawsuit against the McPhesons, who own Dentistry International, claiming negligence, wrongful death and medical malpractice.
Dentist James Mcpherson says he did not think the family would go through what they went through and said he was stunned when he received a complaint from the family on Monday.
McPhersons said he had received a message from the McPsons’ lawyers on Monday and he said he didn’t want to discuss the case with them.
McPaterson’s office is handling the family case with the help of a local attorney.
He said the McPatrons are willing to talk about the case, but he did have to dismiss the lawsuit after the family filed a counterclaim.
Dental records showed that the McRobertsons had been using Dentistry Online, an online database that allows people to order dental work and fill prescriptions online.
The McPatersons did not appear on the website.
McPainters attorney, Brian L. Whelan, said the family has been trying to settle the case and he would like to discuss it with the Mcpatersons in person.
He added that he would have preferred to have a meeting with the family.
He said it was unfortunate that they would try to make the McPhillys pay the bill for the hospitalization, but the McPhittons were willing to pay.
Whelan said the case is not a personal vendetta against the family and that he and his clients are looking forward to working with the medical examiner’s office to determine what happened to the boy.
Mcpainters said he is saddened that the family was in a situation where they could not afford the medical care and that the court system should not be held responsible for the family.
“We have to respect that,” he said.
“We’ve been trying for 10 years to get this family paid.”
Whelans attorney, Scott Johnson, said Dentistry is the only one that was in business with the parents.
He did not immediately return messages seeking comment.