Brain Dead

A family photo of Jahi McMath before her cardiac arrest and massive blood loss, leading to brain death following a tonsillectomy. (Credit McMath Family)

Attorney For Jahi McMath To Fight Brain-Dead Declaration; Decision Could Cost Family Millions

The attorney for an Oakland teenager who was declared brain-dead after suffering complications during tonsil surgery said he may go back to court to compel the state of California to rescind her death certificate.

07/31/2015

October 2014  Photo of Jahi McMath taken by her family (Photo Credit: The Dolan Law Firm)

Jahi McMath’s Family Sues Oakland Hospital Over Surgery That Left Her Brain-Dead

The family of an Oakland teenager who was declared brain-dead plans to file a lawsuit Tuesday against UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland with new details about the allegedly botched surgery.

03/03/2015

October 2014  Photo of Jahi McMath taken by her family (Photo Credit: The Dolan Law Firm)

One Year Later, Jahi McMath Remains On Ventilator, Feeding Tubes After Fateful Tonsillectomy

Just over one year ago, 13-year-old Jahi McMath underwent a tonsillectomy and tissue removal at Children’s Hospital in Oakland to treat sleep apnea. The girl suffered massive bleeding, had a heart attack and was declared brain-dead Dec. 12.

12/15/2014

October 2014 Photo of Jahi McMath taken by her family (Photo Credit: The Dolan Law Firm)

Stanford Doctor Appointed By Court To Test Jahi McMath Disputes Family’s Claim She Is Alive

A Stanford doctor appointed by the court to test for brain activity in 13-year-old Jahi McMath said he does not see any proof the Oakland girl is alive.

10/08/2014

October 2014 Photo of Jahi McMath taken by her family (Photo Credit: The Dolan Law Firm)

Attorney Claims Video Of Jahi McMath Moving Proves Teen Is Still Alive

An attorney for the family of a California teenager who was declared brain-dead says doctors have found signs of brain functions and is seeking an unprecedented court order declaring her alive.

10/03/2014

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Family Of Jahi McMath Petitioning To Have Her Declared ‘Alive’

The family of an Oakland teenager legally declared brain dead has petitioned an Alameda County judge to have her declared “alive.”

10/01/2014

A family photo of Jahi McMath before her cardiac arrest and massive blood loss, leading to brain death following a tonsillectomy. (Credit McMath Family)

Questions Raised Over Condition Of Jahi McMath After Lawyer Said Girl Is Improving

A KPIX 5 report on the latest whereabouts of a 13-year-old Oakland girl declared brain dead has sparked a new debate about life and death.

06/20/2014

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Video Posted Online Claims To Show Jahi McMath Responding To Touch

Nearly a month after 13-year-old Jahi McMath was taken to a care facility, a video has been posted online that claims to show the girl who was declared brain dead responding to touch.

01/27/2014

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Jahi McMath Receives Feeding, Breathing Tubes

Christopher Dolan, the attorney for the girl’s family, said doctors inserted the gastric tube and tracheostomy tube Wednesday at the undisclosed facility where Jahi McMath was taken Jan. 5.

01/08/2014

Marlise Munoz (top right) is on a ventilator at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. (CBS 11 News Dallas)

After McMath Case, Battle Over Pregnant Woman Declared Brain Dead May Go To Court

While Jahi McMath’s family achieved its goal to move her to a long-term care facility, the case of a Texas hospital refusing to take a pregnant woman declared brain dead off a ventilator may soon be decided in court.

01/07/2014

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