Jahi McMath, an Oakland teenager whose brain death caused national headlines following a routine tonsillar surgery in 2013, died on June 22, according to the family's lawyer.
She was 13 years old when she underwent an operation to treat childhood obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that caused her to stop breathing during sleep and cause other medical problems
Nearly five years later, " Jahi in the Consequences of Liver Failures, "states Dr. Christopher Dolan's statement [1
According to her family, Jahi was in the ICU when she began to bleed and his heart went into arrest. On December 12, 2013, she was declared brain dead. Her family disagreed with the explanation.
This led to a month-long battle between the hospital, which wanted to remove Jahi from a respirator after doctors and a judge concluded she was brain dead, and her relatives fighting in court held her to the ventilator and claimed she showed signs of life.
In the years since then, Dolan has published several statements that Jahi was well and even improved.
"A preliminary summary of death (death certificate) completed The hospital doctor treated Jahi, who lists her cause of death as bleeding after liver failure," the Darden said in the statement on McMath's death. He goes on to say the death certificate, "notes that Jahi has been suffering from an anoxic brain injury for 4 years An anoxic brain injury occurs when oxygen is depleted from the brain Jahi suffered an anoxic brain injury as a result of heavy blood loss after surgery at the Oakland Children's Hospital in December 2013, when the medical staff did not treat Jahi or call a doctor after she had tonsillitis, polyps, and a soft palate to treat an apnea. "
CNN is not independently confirmed Dolans reports about what happened to the California teen or the status of her health.
Oakland Children's Hospital and Research Center claimed that they could not discuss Jahi's case in detail due to privacy laws.
She died at home surrounded by her mother, Nailah Winkfield, stepfather Marvin Winkfield and sister, according to the statement.
Winkfield said she was "devastated by the loss of her daughter Tre had shown." mild strength and courage. She added that she would "persuade the world to reconsider the issue of brain death" and refers to the extensive national debate on what constitutes her daughter's death legally and ethically.
Some medical ethicists have said this is the case led to a false perception "brain death" is not death, that the body can somehow live on, and that is life.
Winkfield said she was grateful for the last four years she had with her daughter and although her daughter was not "my daughter knew that I was there and that I loved her, I knew she was there and that she loved me too.
She said she left her job, sold her house and most of her belongings and exchanged her savings for her daughter in New Jersey in 2014. "It's tragic that now, after her death, I can be my daughter "
Dolan said that he will continue his pro-bono fight for Jahi," by the federal civil rights case filed in the north. The California District is scheduled to have its prepared death certificate undone, and its date of death was announced on May 22 June 2018.
In the meantime, plans are being made for Jahi, who was 17 when she died California.
Ed Payne from CNN. Catherine E. Shoichet, Jason Hanna, Ashley Fantz, Joe Sutton, and Nadia Kounang all have to contributed to this report