Jahi McMath

Family of Brain Dead Teen Posts New Photo Saying She’s “Healthy and Beautiful as Ever”

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Two years ago, Jahi McMath was declared brain dead, after undergoing tonsil sugery. But now, McMath’s family say the teen is “healthy and beautiful as ever” and is “proving naysayers wrong”. In a Facebook post on the “Keep Jahi McMath on life support” page, family members shared...

Open Thread: Do You Think People Should Have DNR Orders?

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If you’re not familiar with the acronym “DNR”, you may want to familiarize yourself with it. A do-not-resuscitate order, or DNR order, is a medical order written by a doctor. It instructs health care providers not to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if a patient’s breathing stops...

Family of Jahi McMath Sues Hospital for Malpractice

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Jahi McMath was only seeking help for her sleep apnea in 2013, but complications in her surgery has left her brain-dead since. McMath’s family is now suing the hospital where she went into cardiac arrest for negligence and wrongful death — if “it is determined”...

Jahi McMath Shows Signs of Brain Function, Family Attorney Seeks Reversal in Brain Dead Ruling

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Jahi McMath, the adolescent girl who was declared brain-dead following a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, is moving on command, the Associated Press reports. Last Thursday, as stated by Chris Dolan, the family’s attorney, doctors at the nonprofit International Brain Research Foundation discovered brain function after running...

Jahi McMath To Receive Honorary Diploma

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Jahi McMath has been on life support since she was declared brain dead on December 12, three days following tonsil surgery.  McMath, who had undergone procedures to treat sleep apnea, went into cardiac arrest and coughed up blood in the recovery room at by Children’s Hospital...

Jahi McMath pushes the envelope on end of life issues

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In Oakland, California, the tragic case of Jahi McMath has resurrected the debate over end of life issues, the circumstances under which hospital patients should be removed from life support, and the definition of life—or death— itself. McMath, 13, was declared brain dead on December 12, three days following...