A lawyer for the family of a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead after complications from a tonsillectomy says Jahi McMath’s relatives want to transfer her to a nursing home that is willing to keep caring for her.
A judge on Tuesday ruled that a 13-year-old Bay Area girl declared brain dead after suffering complications following a tonsillectomy can be taken off life support.
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.
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.
Christopher Dolan, the lawyer for the family of Jahi McMath, said he’s seeking the order because Children’s Hospital Oakland officials want to remove Jahi from life support soon but haven’t specified a specific time.
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.
A 13-year-old Oakland girl could be removed from life support because she’s been declared brain dead after she suffered complications following a routine tonsil-removal procedure, her uncle said Monday.
Family members of 13-year-old Jahi McMath are holding out hope for a miracle recovery after a routine procedure has left the girl brain dead.