Skip to comments.Third Doctor Says Jahi McMath is Not Brain Dead, Family Wants Death Certificate Revoked
Posted on 02/16/2015 8:41:02 AM PST by wagglebee
According to a media report out of New Jersey, a third doctorthe others are Shewmon and Calixtohas signed a declaration stating Jahi McMath is not brain dead. The family attorney Chris Dolan says he will petition the California Secretary of State to rescind the death certificate. From the N.J.com story:
Dolan provided NJ Advance Media with signed declarations from four doctors, including Charles J. Prestigiacomo, director of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery at University Hospital in Newark and chair of the neurological surgery department at Rutgers, stating that McMath isnt brain dead.
The brain structure evidenced in the MRI is not consistent with an MRI of a patient that has been brain dead over nine months, Prestigiacomo wrote in his declaration after reviewing tests on McMath conducted at University Hospital. He added that McMath has a very significant brain injury but she doesnt meet the criteria for brain dead.
If the description of Prestigiacomos declaration is accurateI havent seen itthat is more than enough to reopen the case.
Attorney Dolan says that if the Secretary doesnt give relief, he will sue.
But why should that be necessary? Given the declarations by three reputable brain specialist doctors and others, at the very least the Secretary should conduct a thorough investigation, including a full medical reassessment.
Jahi is owed that.
The integrity of the system demands it.
And if the unprecedented has happenedthat a declared brain dead person ceased being brain deadfinding out what happened and why is absolutely in the interests of science.
And for those screaming NOI know youre there, I can hear you fumingwhat in the world would be harmed by taking another detailed look? Or are you so locked in to this poor girl being dead you dont care if she really is?
I will see if I can get a copy of the declaration. If I do, Ill detail it here.
LifeNews.com Note: Wesley J. Smith, J.D., is a special consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture and a bioethics attorney who blogs at Human Exeptionalism.
This explains the culture of death perfectly! Many are so invested in their agenda that they are completely unwilling to even consider the facts.
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Wag, those that do not see life as a gift from God want to play god and decide who should have it
This has been mankind's condition since the Fall; however, it seems to be getting deadlier by the day.
About every month or less I google news Jahi to see if there is any update. Hope they can get this death certificate reversed.
I spent many years as a critical care nurse looking after patients with devastating injuries. Some had “brain death” confirmed by cerebral flow studies among other tests. I can tell you with absolute certainty that anyone who is really truly brain dead cannot breathe without a ventilator and cannot maintain blood pressure without high dose infusions of exogenous catecholamines. These patients, if not removed from “life support” succumb to a cardiac death within a few days because the neuro endocrine methods of keeping the heart beating stop within days of brain function ceasing. All these cases of people living months or years as “brain dead” are all such bee ess and anyone who understands the physiology would know that. The death mongers love to throw that term around because it serves their pro-death, anti-life purpose. And many uninformed FReepers even fall for it. Sad
This girl is not & was not ever “brain dead”.
Take a look at this:
UCLA Neurologist: Jahi Alive! Awake!
Among the highlights:
1. She can move her feet when asked -- impossible if someone is "brain dead"
2. Menarche occurred in her condition -- sexual maturation doesn't continue if someone is "brain dead"
3. The structure of her brain, in particular her cerebral cortex hasn't liquefied after a year -- impossible in someone who is "brain dead"
Exactly. And she has a blood pressure she’s maintaining on her own. My point in my post above is that despite the ventilator, brain dead people cannot be maintained indefinitely.
Where I currently work, we had an infant shaken to death at age 5 months right around Christmas time. This baby was diagnosed as brain dead after a few days in the icu and I was comfortable with that because a CT scan showed that her brain had herniated down thru the base of her skull and was actually in her neck for lack of a better description. She was on multiple IV infusions to keep her heart beating and blood pressure up. Despite all of that, she became more and more cardiac unstable and eventually sustained cardiac arrest despite all the “life support” measures.
My understanding is that when there is actual brain death the body begins to deteriorate fairly rapidly regardless of any life support.
You & I know this. Sad other FReepers don’t get it.
I agree. I was really shocked to find that, where Jahi was concerned, FR was NOT a pro-life, parental rights website.
The glee that many seemed to find in declaring this girl a ‘rotting corpse’ and calling her mother ‘sick’ for trying to protect her daughter was very upsetting to me.
I thought I knew my fellow FReepers.
Turns out that the reason that she’s unresponsive is that she has severe damage to her brain stem. Her higher brain functions are intact. There’s just no way for messages to go from her brain to her body.
She’s there. She’s healthy. Her hormones are in balance and are taking care of her body just fine.
She has profound brain damage and is ‘locked in’, but she’s still there.
This rabid desire to declare a girl ‘dead’ when her mother fought for hope is so unlike our pro-life group.
Thanks for the ping!
Thanks for keeping the spotlight on.
God bless Jahi and her family.
Agreeing with you, FRiend.
The child is dead. Her body has decomposed to the point where one of the nurses who was caring for Jahi quit because of the horrific smell. The air conditioner in the room has been turned all the way up and they’re keeping the windows open.
I’m not a coroner or medical examiner but I know a decomposed body when I see one.
Jahi is dead. Completely and totally dead. She is not in a coma and she will never wake up.
I’ve seen photos of her and her feet are bloated and discolored and if you look at her face you can tell that she is deceased. She has no life left in her.
One of the caretakers/nurses had to quit because of the overwhelming odor of decomposition.
She is gone and needs to be laid to rest.
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