Family Of Brain-Dead Oakland Girl Weighs Aid Offers
You might also like...
Get Breaking News First
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Relatives of a 13-year-old Northern California girl who was declared brain dead after complications from a tonsillectomy are debating whether to accept offers from nursing homes and other groups that have proposed moving the child so she can be kept on life support.
The lawyer for Jahi McMath’s family, Christopher Dolan, told the Oakland Tribune on Thursday that a religious group with a facility in New York is among the organizations that have offered to care for the girl.
Dolan says the family is also discussing if it should accept the opinions of doctors who say Jahi has no chance of recovering, or if it should appeal a judge’s decision that will allow Children’s Hospital Oakland to remove her from the ventilator that is keeping her body functioning.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
- Mom Of California Teen Called ‘Brain Dead’ Speaks
- Group Using Brain-Dead Teen As Fundraising Tool Against Malpractice Limits
- Experts: Challenges Remain For ‘Brain Dead’ Teen
- Brain-Dead Girl Moved To Unnamed Facility Nearly A Month After Tonsillectomy
- Girl Declared Brain Dead In ‘Bad Shape’, Family’s Lawyer Says
- Lawyer: Brain Dead Oakland Girl Moved From Calif. Hospital