Death and Brain Death

Also see: Organ Donation and Organ Transplantation

“Is Jahi McMath Alive?”
(National Review — July 10, 2010)
Jahi McMath suffered catastrophic complications from throat surgery in December of 2013 — 3/1/2 years ago.

She was soon declared to be brain dead, and Oakland Children’s Hospital informed her mother, Nailah Winkfield, that life support would be terminated.  Winkfield sued, but after an independent medical examination, the judge ruled that Jahi was deceased and allowed a death certificate to be issued….She was moved to New Jersey, where she remains today.

A judge has permitted Winkfield to demonstrate that the death declaration was erroneous. Important evidence in that process was just filed in the penalty of perjury declaration of an internationally respected neurologist, who states that Jahi’s condition is no longer consistent with a brain death determination.