Boston Children's Hospital Sues, Says Its Owed $3.5M By Saudi Prince

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Children's Hospital has sued a Saudi Arabian prince for $3.5 million it says it's owed for the care of a child he agreed to pay for.

The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Boston on Tuesday says Prince Abdelilah bin Abdelaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Faisal Al Saud offered to pay for care after learning about the child in Saudi Arabian media reports.

The hospital says he made an initial payment of $750,000, but then stopped.

The 2-year-old child has type 1 spinal muscular atrophy, a disease affecting muscle strength and movement. The medicine used to treat the condition is not available in Saudi Arabia.

The child has been treated at Children's since November 2017 and is still there.

No attorney for the prince was listed in court records.

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