Judge extends life support for Jahi McMath until Jan. 7
The family of the 13-year-old Oakland, Calif. girl who was declared brain-dead after a tonsillectomy was desperately trying to move her to a New York facility until a judge extended her life support at the Children’s Hospital in Oakland Monday.
A judge reportedly extended life support for a brain-dead 13-year-old girl in Oakland who is battling for her life until 5 p.m. on Jan. 7.
The family of Jahi McMath was frantically trying to work with a New York hospital to transfer the girl — who underwent a routine tonsillectomy at the Children’s Hospital of Oakland on Dec. 9 to treat sleep apnea — who suffered complications from the surgery, which caused her to bleed heavily and go into cardiac arrest.
The family’s attorney Chris Dolan said he is waiting to hear from the facility, which he did not identify because he did not want media attention to influence its decision.
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