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Teen ordered off life support; family can appeal ^ | 12/24/13 | ASON DEAREN and CHANNING JOSEPH, AP

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: jahi; jahimcmath
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To: Mrs. Don-o

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.

41 posted on 12/25/2013 8:23:13 AM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into:
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To: The Antiyuppie

I’d love to be able to read the chart to get the full picture.

This article:—family-says-it-wants-to-keep-life-support

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.

42 posted on 12/25/2013 2:02:08 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: caver

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.

43 posted on 12/27/2013 10:07:41 AM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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