Brain Death Broken Down

Brain Death Broken Down

Death migrated from the obituary section of the newspaper to the front page in recent weeks. In Oakland, California, a 13-year-old girl named Jahi McMath had been declared brain-dead by three neurologists due to unfortunate complications following a tonsillectomy. The declaration triggered a proverbial legal battle between the family’s desire to keep the adolescent “alive” […]

Brain Death Woman’s Fetus is ‘Distinctly Abnormal’

Brain Death Woman’s Fetus is ‘Distinctly Abnormal’

The ongoing case of Marlise Munoz, the pregnant Texas woman being kept on life support after brain death, took a tragic turn yesterday with the release of medical records by attorneys acting on her husband’s behalf. The notes confirm that the woman’s fetus is “distinctly abnormal,” following the brain death of Munoz. Abnormalities to the […]

Jahi McMath Transferred Not Healed

Jahi McMath Transferred Not Healed

Following a complex surgery at Children’s Hospital Oakland on December 9, Jahi McMath, 13, went into cardiac arrest, suffered extensive hemorrhaging and was declared brain-dead. Multiple neurologists confirmed that Jahi was unable to breathe without a ventilator, had no blood flow to her brain, and had no sign of electrical activity. She was declared legally […]

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