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  • In Jahi's case, past time for a reality check

    The case of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old Oakland girl who was declared brain dead Dec. 12 following complications from tonsil and sinus surgery, hasn't ended yet. Insisting Jahi was still alive and should remain on the ventilator that was keeping her...

    McMath attorney: Jahi's family aren't fools; they deserve better than ignorant attacks

    I am the attorney who answered a call for help from Jahi McMath's family in December. I have represented them for free — starting 10 hours before the first order to turn off Jahi's ventilator at Children's Hospital Oakland — as they have...

    Jahi McMath, alive in social media

    Even as medical horror stories go, this one was disturbing. On Dec. 12, 13-year-old Jahi McMath of Alameda County went into cardiac arrest and was declared brain dead following a reportedly routine tonsillectomy three days earlier. Not long after, the...

    Marlise Munoz: Can a fetus survive after mother becomes brain-dead?

    Marlise Munoz: Can a fetus survive after mother becomes brain-dead?
    At the center of a dispute over whether a Texas hospital can keep a brain-dead woman on life support is a 21-week-old fetus. Marlise Munoz was 14 weeks pregnant when her husband, Erick, discovered her lying unconscious on their kitchen floor in the...