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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)

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

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Experts: Clock Ticking For Jahi McMath After Move Out Of Hospital

The family of a 13-year-old Oakland girl who was declared brain dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery has achieved its goal of moving the girl to a new facility for long-term care, but medical experts say it may be just a matter of time before her body functions shut down completely.

01/07/2014

Jahi McMath pictured her with her mom.

Judge Allows Family To Move Girl Declared Brain Dead From Oakland Hospital To Another Facility

A judge said Friday that the mother of Jahi McMath may remove her from an Oakland hospital if she assumes full responsibility for the consequences.

01/04/2014

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Death Certificate Issued For Jahi McMath Even As Doctor Lined Up To Insert Breathing, Feeding Tubes

The Alameda County Coroner issued a death certificate Friday for Jahi McMath, a 13 year old teen left brain dead after a tonsillectomy on December 9th, despite the family’s efforts to keep her on a ventilator and move her to a care facility out of state. A doctor has also been found to perform the necessary procedures before moving her.

01/03/2014

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Children’s Hospital Oakland, McMath Family Agree On Procedures To Move Jahi

Attorneys for Children’s Hospital Oakland and the family of a 13-year-old brain-dead girl agreed today on procedures that could allow her to be moved to another facility for further treatment.

01/03/2014

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Hospital, Family Lawyers In Conference For Jahi McMath Case

A federal magistrate was expected to meet Friday with lawyers to try to resolve a dispute over the care of 13-year-old Jahi McMath, who was declared brain dead after tonsil surgery.

01/03/2014

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Jahi McMath Case Sparks Debate Over Definition Of Death

The case of Jahi McMath is a very emotional one and the medical and ethical aspects are complex. KPIX5 asked Dr. David Magnus, a Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford and also the Chair of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, “what is death?”

12/30/2013

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