Skip to comments.Teen ordered off life support; family can appeal
Posted on 12/24/2013 3:34:25 PM PST by ColdOne
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) A judge on Tuesday ordered that a 13-year-old Northern California girl declared brain dead after suffering complications following a tonsillectomy be taken off life support.
But Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo gave Jahi McMath's family until 5 p.m. Dec. 30 to file an appeal. She will stay on life support until then.
Grillo issued the order after a Stanford doctor testified that Jahi is brain dead. Dr. Paul Graham Fisher's evaluation was the second to reach that conclusion.
Children's Hospital of Oakland, where Jahi is hospitalized, has asked that the girl be taken off life support after doctors there also concluded she was brain dead.
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Thank you for that reply. You provided an excellent summary of a case that should have never unfolded the way it did.
There is absolutely no reason that Terri should not be alive and happy in her family’s care today.
I’d love to be able to read the chart to get the full picture.
has more details than I have read so far. At first I thought the only details were those of a distraught mother. Jahi’s grandmother, a nurse herself, seems to give a fact based version of events.
My heart breaks for this family.
ObamaCare death panels circumvent the court system. In the case of this girl, an appeal is allowed via the judicial system. With ObamaCare, one does not have that option.