An Ashburn psychology and psychiatry firm is partly to blame for the death of an infant who was allowed to have unsupervised visits with his father, a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Fairfax County contends.
The $20 million suit alleges that Ashburn Psychological Services and a staff psychologist were “wrongful, negligent and reckless” by concluding that Joaquin S. Rams, the father of 151/2-month-old Prince McLeod Rams, should be allowed to have unsupervised visits with the boy.
Hera McLeod, the boy’s mother, says she had fought against unsupervised visits for her one-time boyfriend. During an unsupervised visit Oct. 20, the infant was rushed to a Fairfax County hospital, where he died, according to police.
Authorities allege that Prince was drowned by his father, who had taken out more than $500,000 in life insurance policies on the boy, according to court documents. Joaquin Rams, 40, of Manassas has been charged with first-degree murder and is awaiting a grand jury hearing in Prince William County.