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.
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.
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.
Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl who was declared brain-dead after a tonsillectomy at Children’s Hospital Oakland, has become the centerpiece of a political fundraising effort.
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.
Jahi McMath’s family has removed the brain-dead teenager from Childrens Hospital Oakland, but her case is far from over as the hospital faces a state investigation and a potential lawsuit from the family.
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.