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  • Family Of Jahi McMath Petitioning Court to Have Her Declared “Alive”

    10/02/2014 8:16:22 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 49 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 10/2/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    According to the State of California, JahiMcMath has been dead since December 9, 2013, when she went into cardiac arrest after catastrophic side effects from throat surgery. Oakland Children’s Hospital doctors insisted she was brain dead, that is, she had experienced total brain failure. Under California law, brain death is dead. When the doctors stated their intention to remove the life support from Jahi, her mother sued. A brouhaha ensued. A judge appointed an independent physician from Stanford to examine the girl, and he too found she was dead. The judge declared her dead and the state of California issued...
  • Jahi McMath shows signs of improvement: mom

    06/04/2014 9:42:01 AM PDT · by goodwithagun · 5 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 28, 2014 | Irving Dejohn
    The mother of Jahi McMath, who three months ago was declared medically brain dead, said Thursday that her child has shown signs of life. McMath has shown a marketed spike in energy — moving in bed, turning her neck and bending at the waist while she continues to recover at an undisclosed facility, mom Nailah Winkfield said Thursday.
  • Brain Death: Making the Distinctions

    01/22/2014 3:26:07 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | January 22, 2014 | Matthew Hanley
    Hundreds of thousands of people will be marching around the country today to protest the wholesale slaughter of life in the womb. Catholics and others have kept that fight alive, to good effect, for decades. But as a faith that values both faith and reason, Catholicism makes careful distinctions on other life issues as well.Most people, for instance, are not familiar with what, specifically, constitutes brain death. It is not the most pleasant of topics to ponder. And, thank God, few of us have a pressing reason to do so. But the tragic case of a 13-year-old Oakland girl, Jahi...
  • Jahi McMath’s Health “Improving” After She Gets Feeding, Breathing Tubes

    01/09/2014 9:34:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 149 replies
    Life News ^ | Dave Andrusko
    The lawyer for the family of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old who has been declared brain dead, said Wednesday that doctors successfully inserted a gastric tube and tracheotomy tube into the teenager at an as yet undisclosed facility. Jahi was transferred from Oakland Children’s Hospital January 5 after a protracted legal battle between the family and the hospital which declared Jahi brain dead December 12 and sought to remove her from a ventilator. The arraignment to move Jahi was reached during a hearing Friday before Alameda Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo under which Jahi’s mother, Nailah Winkfield, could remove her daughter...
  • Jahi McMath gets feeding and breathing tubes

    01/09/2014 6:39:24 AM PST · by goodwithagun · 49 replies
    AP via CBS News ^ | January 8, 2014
    A 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery has been given the feeding and breathing tubes that her family had been trying to obtain for weeks. Christopher Dolan, the attorney for the girl's family, said doctors inserted the gastric tube and tracheostomy tube Wednesday at the undisclosed facility where Jahi McMath was taken Jan. 5. The procedure was a success, Dolan said, and Jahi is getting the treatment that her family believes she should have gotten 28 days ago, when doctors at Children's Hospital Oakland first declared her brain dead.
  • Jahi McMath: Family says brain-dead teen's body may be too deteriorated to save

    01/07/2014 9:43:49 AM PST · by Drew68 · 85 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 06 Jan 14 | Lisa M. Krieger and David DeBolt
    A day after winning the three-week battle to take their brain-dead daughter from Children's Hospital Oakland, the family of Jahi McMath conceded Monday they are losing the ghastly war against nature. Her body, checked in at an undisclosed care facility Monday morning, has deteriorated so badly, that "Right now, we don't know if she's going to make it," said attorney Christopher Dolan. "She's in very bad shape," he said. "What I can tell you is that those examinations show that her medical condition, separate from the brain issue, is not good." Dolan's frank and sober assessment echoes a Friday legal...
  • One in five ‘brain dead’ patients still alive, claims lawsuit

    01/03/2014 6:34:06 PM PST · by Marie · 64 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 10/01/2012 | Hilary White
    At least one in five patients declared brain dead and approved as organ donors by one organ donation organization, are in fact still alive and are being killed by the removal of vital organs, a lawsuit filed last week in Manhattan alleges. The suit outlines the ghoulish worst-case scenario, one that was widely dismissed as scaremongering in the early days of the development of organ transplant technology, but which is getting a second hearing amidst growing concerns that coercion and abuse are becoming increasingly common in the highly lucrative transplant business. Patrick McMahon, a nurse practitioner and Air Force combat...
  • Hospital Agrees to Let Family Move Jahi McMath to New Medical Facility

    01/05/2014 6:46:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    After a protracted legal battle, Children’s Hospital Oakland reached an agreement with Jahi Mcmath’s family to allow a medical team to enter the hospital to perform the procedures necessary to move her to a medical facility that will continue her care and treatment. Her mother and family say she is alive following a tonsillectomy gone awry that has left her in an incapacitated state since early December. The family in the case says the hospital has been starving Jahi for three weeks. The San Francisco Chronicle has more details: The agreement, described in the courtroom of Alameda County Superior Court...
  • Hospital Agrees to Let Family Move Jahi McMath to New Medical Facility

    01/05/2014 2:15:51 AM PST · by kathsua · 29 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 1/04/14 | Steve Srtelt
    After a protracted legal battle, Children’s Hospital Oakland reached an agreement with Jahi Mcmath’s family to allow a medical team to enter the hospital to perform the procedures necessary to move her to a medical facility that will continue her care and treatment. Her mother and family say she is alive following a tonsillectomy gone awry that has left her in an incapacitated state since early December. The family in the case says the hospital has been starving Jahi for three weeks. The San Francisco Chronicle has more details: The agreement, described in the courtroom of Alameda County Superior Court...
  • Catholic bioethicist advises caution in Jahi McMath case

    01/04/2014 7:06:47 AM PST · by NYer · 27 replies
    cna ^ | January 4, 2014 | Kevin J. Jones
    A view of St. Paul's Hospital. Credit: Brent Granby (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0). Washington D.C., Jan 4, 2014 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The “tragic” case of teenage girl Jahi McMath – now at the center of a legal controversy over brain death – shows the need to determine the facts before making ethical conclusions, says a bioethicist. “The difficulty of these cases have to be recognized, especially in terms of the human suffering of the families,” John Di Camillo of the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Washington, D.C. told CNA Jan. 2. “It’s not something that's simply a clear-cut, back-and-white...
  • Teen ordered off life support; family can appeal

    12/24/2013 3:34:25 PM PST · by ColdOne · 42 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/24/13 | ASON DEAREN and CHANNING JOSEPH, AP
    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...
  • Hospital agrees to let Jahi McMath family take girl

    01/03/2014 4:17:39 PM PST · by Drew68 · 128 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | 03 Jan 14 | Henry Lee
    <p>The agreement, described in the Oakland courtroom of Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo, is the latest development in an unusual battle between the hospital and the girl's family, who has rejected declarations that Jahi is dead as a result of brain death.</p>
  • Hospital won't aid transfer of girl on ventilator

    01/02/2014 1:08:18 PM PST · by Anton.Rutter · 226 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Dec. 31, 2013 | Lisa Leff & Terry Collins (AP)
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A California hospital is unwilling to allow an outside doctor to fit a 13-year-old declared brain dead after tonsil surgery with the breathing and feeding tubes that would allow her to be safely transferred to another facility, its lawyer said Tuesday. Children's Hospital Oakland will not permit the procedures to be performed on its premises because Jahi McMath is legally dead in the view of doctors who have examined her, lawyer Douglas Straus wrote in a letter to the girl's family. "Performing medical procedures on the body of a deceased human being is simply not something...
  • Terri Schiavo family becomes involved in Jahi's case [Oakland Teen Facing Death]

    01/02/2014 5:48:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    UPI ^ | 1/1/14
    The family of Terri Schiavo, a comatose woman who died in 2005, has become involved in helping the family of a comatose California teenager. Jahi McMath's family hopes to transfer the 13-year-old from Children's Hospital Oakland to New Beginnings, a New York facility dedicated to Schiavo's memory, the San Jose Mercury News reported. Jahi's family has gone to court to force Children's to keep her on a ventilator, while the hospital contends she is brain dead. Schiavo was the focus of a lengthy legal battle between her husband, who wanted to remove her from a feeding tube and allow her...
  • Jahi McMath: Terri Schiavo group secretly leading transfer efforts

    01/01/2014 8:51:34 AM PST · by Drew68 · 70 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 31 Dec 13 | Matthias Gafni
    The last hope for Jahi McMath to be kept on a ventilator may come from a former Long Island hairdresser who runs a brain-injury treatment center dedicated to Terri Schiavo, the Florida woman whose case sparked a fierce nationwide end-of-life debate.
  • The Gifts of Jahi

    01/01/2014 4:23:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    New Year's Day should be a time of fresh beginnings and forward motion. But for the family of 13-year-old Jahi McMath, the holiday season has been suspended in a cloud of unfathomable pain and suffering: A routine tonsillectomy gone wrong. A beautiful child declared "brain dead." Lawyers, TV cameras, tears. The McMaths are fighting for life. On Monday, they won a court order that prevents Children's Hospital of Oakland from pulling the plug on Jahi until Jan. 7. Her relatives have been attacked as "publicity hounds" for doing everything possible to raise awareness about the young girl's tragic case. They've...
  • Jahi McMath: Mom and lawyer say only remaining option for brain-dead girl is a....

    12/30/2013 8:55:21 AM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    mercury news ^ | Thomas Peele
    FULL TITLE: Jahi McMath: Mom and lawyer say only remaining option for brain-dead girl is a New York care facility OAKLAND -- A Los Angeles-area long-term care facility that had been willing to accept Jahi McMath has withdrawn its offer, leaving a New York hospital as the only apparent option for the brain-dead girl as a 5 p.m. Monday deadline to remove her from a ventilator approaches, her mother and attorney said Sunday. "I just found out that the facility my daughter was supposed to be going to has backed out," Jahi's mother, Nailah Winkfield, wrote on the family's fundraising...
  • Judge Grants Request From Jahi McMath’s Family to Extend Life Support

    12/30/2013 4:47:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 71 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The judge who is adjudicating the case of the family of the teenage girl in California who is the subject of a national debate over whether a hospital has the right to yank life support has granted an extension. A county judge extended the order for the hospital to keep Jahi McMath on life support until 5 p.m. on January 7. Her mother and family say she is alive. Jahi’s family has a door-to-door ambulance flight contracted to take her to a New York facility that will care for her. “The family has located a licensed facility in the state...
  • Family of Oakland Girl on Ventilator Furious After Meeting With Hospital Officials (Tonsil Surgery)

    12/22/2013 4:26:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 104 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 12/20/2013 | Kristin J. Bender, David DeBolt and Katie Nelson
    The family fighting to keep a brain-dead 13-year-old girl on medical support through Christmas blasted administrators at Children's Hospital Oakland on Thursday evening, saying that hospital officials told them in a private meeting that the girl had to be taken off her ventilator "quickly." "They said, 'What don't you understand?' She is dead, dead, dead,'" said Omari Sealey, the uncle of Jahi McMath, the Oakland teen who has been kept alive by machines since complications from a tonsil surgery last week in a case that has brought national attention and prayers from social media users around the world. "They just...