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: Man Was Attacked By Bear Inside Meyers Cabin Before He Shot It
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: Fans Flock To Golden 1 Arena For California Classic Summer League Games
The family has said it believes she is still alive and that the hospital should not remove her from the ventilator without its permission.
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