OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A court appointed doctor says a 13-year-old Northern California girl is brain dead after suffering complications following a tonsillectomy.

Dr. Paul Graham Fisher testified on Tuesday that Jahi McMath meets all the criteria of brain death. Fisher’s evaluation was the second to reach that conclusion.

READ MORE: Some Sierra Spots Report More Than 2 Feet Of Snow Over Past 24 Hours

Children’s Hospital of Oakland filed court papers late Monday asking that the girl be taken off life support after doctors there also concluded she was brain dead. Her family wants to keep the 13-year-old connected to a breathing machine.

READ MORE: Best Places For Halloween: Sacramento Ranks 22nd Among US Cities

The family has said it believes she is still alive and that the hospital should not remove her from the ventilator without its permission.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

MORE NEWS: Sacramento Sets Storm Record With Its Highest All-Time Rainfall Total Since 1880

Related Stories:
[display-posts tag=”jahi-mcmath” wrapper=”ul” posts_per_page=”6″]