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Life Support

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)

Family Considers Appeal After Judge Agrees With Oakland Hospital On Jahi McMath’s Condition

The family of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead following a tonsillectomy, will begin discussions today on whether to appeal a judge’s decision regarding her life support.

12/26/2013

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Outside Expert To Evaluate Oakland Girl Declared Brain Dead

With a family fighting a hospital to keep their daughter who has been declared brain dead on life support, a California judge on Monday ordered the hospital to keep treating 13-year-old Jahi McMath for another week as a second medical evaluation is conducted.

12/23/2013

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Judge Appoints Outside Doctor To Examine Oakland Girl On Life Support

A judge Monday appointed an outside medical expert who will conduct an independent evaluation of a 13-year-old Oakland girl who has been on life support at Children’s Hospital Oakland since she suffered complications after a tonsillectomy earlier this month.

12/23/2013

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Judge Orders Children’s Hospital Oakland To Keep Girl On Life Support

A judge has ordered a Bay Area hospital to keep a girl declared brain dead on life support following what was supposed to be a routine tonsillectomy.

12/20/2013

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Court Battle To Keep Brain-Dead Oakland Girl Alive; Teen Had Feared Not Waking Up

The family of a 13-year-old Oakland girl who was declared brain dead after she suffered complications following a routine surgery is going to court Friday to seek an injunction that would bar Children’s Hospital Oakland officials from taking her off of life support.

12/20/2013

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Vigil Held For Oakland Girl Declared Brain Dead After Surgery

The family of an Oakland 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead following a tonsillectomy last week held a prayer vigil Wednesday night, hoping for a miracle.

12/18/2013

Jahi McMath (family photo)

Family Of Oakland Girl On Life Support Serves Hospital Cease And Desist Letter

The family of a girl who was declared brain dead at Children’s Hospital Oakland last week has stepped up their fight to keep her on life support.

12/17/2013

Stephen Martin (CBS)

San Francisco Bay-To-Breakers Assault Victim Dies

San Francisco police are looking for witnesses who may have seen or recorded a fight during Bay to Breakers Race on May 20 because a man punched during the confrontation has died.

06/11/2012

(CBS)

Napa Student Taken Off Life Support After Suspected Hit-And-Run

A Vintage High School senior who was hospitalized after he was found bleeding in the roadway in Napa earlier this month was removed from life support Monday night, a Napa County sheriff’s captain said.

10/25/2011

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