A young California girl at the center of a medical debate died five years after doctors declared her brain dead
Jahi McMath, 17, was removed from life-support machines that helped her breathe After suffering from internal hemorrhage and kidney problems after surgery, the Bay Area News Group reports. She died on June 22nd.
Your brain is preserved for scientists to study, McMath family attorney Christopher Dolan told the publication.
Nailah Winkfield, her mother, spoke with the Bay Area News Group as she (19659005) "I'm devastated because I've lost my daughter," Winkfield told the sales outlet, adding that her daughter has been several since April Operations.
"Everything I did was about Jahi, I think Jahi will be remembered forever because she defies adversity, I wish her to change some laws against brain death."
I hope she taught people – that they stop pulling the plug, "she continued. "Give them a chance."
She added, "The only regret I have is to take her to remove her tonsils."
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McMath's case attracted nationwide attention at the end of 2013 after Winkfield refused to remove her from life support after doctors declared her brain dead after a severe nose and throat operation. She was 13 years old at the time.
Her family went to court to get an order to stop the hospital from removing a respirator and a feeding tube.
The two sides agreed to bring McMath to New Jersey Oakland, California, on grounds of state law that denied physicians the option to remove brain-dead patients if the family objected.
Winkfield documented her daughter's journey on the "Keep Jahi McMath on Life Support" Facebook page. She celebrated the 17th of her daughter's birthday with a post in honor of her.
"Jahi McMath ~ Highly gifted, deeply loved, richly blessed, astoundingly sought after," wrote Winkfield. "Four years ago, you had less than a month to live, even a living, four years later you came here, took your own breath."
"One day at a time, Jahi loves life and she fights for it," she continued. "Happy 17th Birthday Jahi, we love you and God loves you more."
While doctors declared McMath to be brain dead, their dedicated Facebook page claimed McMath could breathe on their own and hold a pen.
"It seems little to you, but it is a huge step forward for them," wrote Winkfield. "# Thankful # TeamJahi Happy Thanksgiving, be grateful no matter how little it may seem."
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Arthur Caplan, Head of Medical Ethics at Langone Medical Center of New York University, told The Associated Press in 2014 he knew of no cases in He warned that the data collected on Jahi would have to be investigated by other researchers and experts in the field before any conclusions can be drawn.
"If that were true, it would be a world-shaking development in the understanding of death "said Caplan." She spewed a high-stakes game. "