Life Support Extended for Girl Declared Brain Dead – News 92 FM

//Life Support Extended for Girl Declared Brain Dead – News 92 FM

Life Support Extended for Girl Declared Brain Dead – News 92 FM

Omari Sealey makes a statement for the media on the condition of his niece Jahi McMath on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. Without another court action, a California hospital on Monday could unhook a 13-year-old girl from a breathing machine after she was declared brain dead. Jahi McMath could be removed from life support at Children's Hospital of Oakland at 5 p.m. PST under a Dec. 24 ruling by an Alameda County Superior Court Judge. The family is awaiting word on whether a facility in New York would accept the girl as a transfer patient. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – A California judge has ordered a 13-year-old girl declared brain dead to be kept on life support until Jan. 7.

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo on Monday ordered Children’s Hospital Oakland to maintain Jahi McMath on a ventilator past a 5 p.m. time set in a previous ruling.

The family wants to continue life support, saying there is hope for recovery.

Doctors at Children’s Hospital and an independent pediatric neurologist from Stanford University have concluded the girl is brain dead.

Jahi underwent a tonsillectomy at the hospital on Dec. 9 to treat sleep apnea and other issues. After she awoke from the operation, her family said, she started bleeding heavily and went into cardiac arrest.

She was declared brain dead three days later.


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