Family Of Girl Declared Brain Dead Wants Death Certificate Revoked
Dr. Alan Shewmon, a professor emeritus of pediatrics and neurology at UCLA and a well-known critic of the guidelines defining brain death has recently come down on the side of the family saying Jahi McMath's condition is actually improving.
The Associated Press:
Family Of Brain-Dead California Girl Fights To Reverse Death
More than three years after a coroner declared a teenage girl dead, a Northern California judge is expected to soon decide whether to revoke her death certificate. (Elias, 7/24)
San Francisco Chronicle:
Jahi McMath’s Family Wins Backing For Argument That She’s Alive
It’s been more than three years since 13-year-old Jahi McMath was declared dead after something went terribly wrong following throat surgery at Children’s Hospital Oakland. Her family has never accepted the declaration and has kept her on life support ever since — and in a new twist, a prominent neurologist says recent videos of the girl show she is alive, with a partially functioning brain. (Johnson, 7/24)