Brain death

Photo provided by the McMath family and Omari Sealey shows Jahi McMath. McMath remains on life support at Children's Hospital Oakland nearly a week after doctors declared her brain dead, following a supposedly routine tonsillectomy. (AP Photo/Courtesy of McMath Family and Omari Sealey, File)

Time running out for Jahi McMath’s family

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Without another court order, a California hospital could unhook a 13-year-old girl declared brain dead from a breathing machine. Jahi McMath underwent a tonsillectomy at the hospital on Dec. 9 to […]

12/30/2013

Nailah Winkfield, mother of Jahi McMath, attends a court hearing to discuss the treatment of her daughter in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. McMath, 13, remains on a ventilator at Children's Hospital Oakland after suffering complications following a tonsillectomy surgery. (AP Photo/The Contra Costa Times, Kristopher Skinner)

Time short to find new facility for Jahi McMath

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The family of a California girl declared brain dead after complications from tonsil surgery was running out of time Sunday to find a new facility to take her in and keep […]

12/29/2013

Photo provided by the McMath family and Omari Sealey shows Jahi McMath. McMath remains on life support at Children's Hospital Oakland nearly a week after doctors declared her brain dead, following a supposedly routine tonsillectomy. (AP Photo/Courtesy of McMath Family and Omari Sealey, File)

Court-appointed doctor says Calif. teen brain dead

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A court appointed doctor testified on Tuesday that a 13-year-old Northern California girl is brain dead after suffering complications following a tonsillectomy. Dr. Paul Graham Fisher said Jahi McMath meets all […]

12/24/2013

California mother tells of tonsil surgery tragedy

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After her daughter underwent a supposedly routine tonsillectomy and was moved to a recovery room, Nailah Winkfield began to fear something was going horribly wrong. Her 13-year-old, Jahi McMath, was sitting […]

12/20/2013

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