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Judge gives girl brain dead after routine tonsillectomy another week

6:58 PM, Dec 23, 2013   |    comments
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -A California judge has ordered a hospital to keep a 13-year-old girl declared brain dead on a ventilator for another week.

The order by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo on Monday calls for Children's Hospital in Oakland to continue providing treatment and support to Jahi McMath until Dec. 30 or further order from the court.

Doctors at Children's Hospital in Oakland, where Jahi is on life support, have concluded she is brain dead. But Jahi's family disputes that.

Jahi's family says the girl bled profusely after a routine tonsillectomy and then went into cardiac arrest before being declared brain dead on Dec. 12.

The judge earlier Monday ordered an independent review of Jahi's condition by a pediatric neurologist from Stanford University.


The Associated Press

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