Girl's family seeks reversal of brain-death ruling


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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of a California teenager who was declared brain-dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery is seeking an unprecedented court order declaring her alive, the family’s lawyer said Thursday.

Attorney Chris Dolan said doctors at the non-profit International Brain Research Foundation have found signs of brain functions after running a series of tests on the girl at Rutgers University last week.

The discovery came months after three doctors, including one appointed by a judge, declared Jahi McMath, 13, brain dead and Alameda County issued a death certificate after her Dec. 9 surgery went awry.

Since then, Jahi’s mother has pushed for keeping her daughter’s organs functioning on life support, first at Children’s Hospital in Oakland and later at an undisclosed medical facility in New Jersey.


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