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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The family of an Oakland teenager legally declared brain dead has petitioned an Alameda County judge to have her declared “alive.”
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.
Six months after doctors at Children’s Hospital Oakland declared her brain dead, KPIX 5 has learned that 13-year-old Jahi McMath was moved to a hospital on the East Coast.
The family of Jahi McMath wants her school to grant her an honorary diploma months after the teen was left on life support following complications from surgery.
A report by the state Department of Public Health has found that Children’s Hospital Oakland complied with medical regulatory standards in the handling of a teenage girl declared brain-dead after undergoing tonsil surgery.