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Topic - Jahi Mcmath
The mother of a 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery is speaking out several weeks after taking her daughter out of a hospital.
Whole brain death is defined as irreversible cessation of all functions of the entire brain, including the brain stem. Six doctors concur that Jahi's condition fits the criteria set forth by a nationally accepted 1968 Harvard Medical School committee that defined legal death to be "whole brain death."
The legal fight between a California hospital and the family of a teen who has been declared brain dead has reignited a debate about life, death and when medical technologies should be ended for a patient.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Legal counsel for a California hospital and the family of a 13-year-old girl declared brain dead after sleep apnea surgery began discussing the possibility of moving her to another facility, after a judge laid out the conditions for such a transfer.
Lawyers for a California hospital and a 13-year-old girl declared clinically dead after surgery to remove her tonsils have been ordered to meet with a federal magistrate judge on Friday.
A California girl declared brain dead after tonsil surgery will remain on life support for at least another week after a state judge on Monday extended a deadline.
Her letter didn't give details of Jahi's condition or say where she is.
She added, "Despite what people say about my daughter being dead and how I must be ignorant not to get that, I can tell you that she is much better physically since she has left Children's Hospital and I see changes that give me hope."