Jahi McMath

The tragic case of Jahi McMath — who was declared brain dead in Oakland on Dec. 12, 2013 and died of bleeding caused by liver failure on June 22, 2018 in New Jersey — has spurred ongoing debate about brain death. (Courtesy photo)

Jahi McMath and the ongoing legal battle around brain death

Usually, I use this column to answer questions. Today, I will discuss…

 

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Criteria for brain death differs in other states

This week’s question comes from Mark in Oakland, who asks: Q: “I…

 

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Girl's family seeks reversal of brain-death ruling

The family of a California teenager declared brain-dead after suffering complications from…

 

AP Photo/Ben MargotAttorney Christopher Dolan

Experts: challenges remain for 'brain dead' teen

The family of a 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain dead…

AP Photo/Ben MargotAttorney Christopher Dolan
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Girl declared brain dead moved from hospital

A lawyer for the family of a 13-year-old California girl declared brain…

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AP Photo/Ben MargotAttorney Christopher Dolan

Lawyer: Jahi McMath moved from Oakland hospital

The family attorney of the California girl declared brain dead after a…

AP Photo/Ben MargotAttorney Christopher Dolan
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Jahi McMath's mom clear to take her from hospital

A judge said Friday that the mother of a 13-year-old girl who…

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Courtesy McMath family via APJahi McMath has been on a ventilator since being declared brain dead after having complications from a tonsillectomy.

Behind the scenes of fight over Jahi McMath’s life

This is the second installment of my column I am calling “Life…

Courtesy McMath family via APJahi McMath has been on a ventilator since being declared brain dead after having complications from a tonsillectomy.
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Talks ordered in Jahi McMath case

A federal magistrate will meet Friday with lawyers for a California hospital…

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Life support extended for Jahi McMath

The family of a girl who was declared brain dead after what…

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Time short to find new facility for Jahi McMath

The family of a California girl declared brain dead after complications from…

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Courtesy McMath family via APJahi McMath has been on a ventilator since being declared brain dead after having complications from a tonsillectomy.

A personal story of representing Jahi McMath

This week, I am going to share an experience with you, one…

Courtesy McMath family via APJahi McMath has been on a ventilator since being declared brain dead after having complications from a tonsillectomy.
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Teen ordered off life support; family can appeal

A judge on Tuesday ordered that a 13-year-old Northern California girl declared…

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2nd opinion ordered for teen declared brain dead

A California judge has ordered a second medical evaluation to determine whether…

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