Jahi McMath, an Oakland teenager declared brain-dead in 2013 following a supposedly botched sleep apnea, died on June 18 at a hospital in New Jersey as a result of liver failure complications, he said Her mother's lawyer.
Jahi, who was a 13-year-old eighth-grader at the EE Reems Academy of Technology and Arts in Oakland at that time, underwent a tonsillectomy procedure at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland on December 9, 2013 to cure a sleep apnea problem that made it difficult for her to sleep.
But she suffered complications after the procedure and paediatricians declared her brain dead three days later.
However, Jahi's family filed suit and won a court order to demand that the hospital be kept on a livelihood.
Her family later moved her to New Jersey, where she said she was kept alive by mechanical ventilation and other measures.
San Francisco lawyer Chris Dolan, who represents Jahi's mother Nailah Winkfield, said in a statement that McMath had died peacefully in the presence of her mother and stepfather Marvin.
Dolan said McMath had been living in a home in New Jersey with her mother, stepfather, and younger sister for the past four years, "being taken back to California to be buried near her family and friends. "
Dolan said a preliminary death sentence lists Jahi's cause of death as bleeding as a result of liver failure.
The lawyer says the death certificate states that Jahi has been suffering from anoxic brain injury for four years, which occurs in brain oxygen deficiency.
Dolan claimed, "Jahi suffered an anoxic brain injury as a result of heavy blood loss following an operation at the Oakland Children's Hospital in December 201
Dolan said Winkfield" was devastated by the loss of her daughter, who had shown tremendous strength and courage. "
According to Dolan, Winkfield said, "Jahi has forced the world to reconsider brain death."
Dolan said that Harvard University recently held a symposium where Jahi's case was discussed in detail and physicians presented lectures and lectures that agreed that Jahi was not brain dead and instead presented evidence of a new level of consciousness.  Winkfield said, "My daughter died on June 22, 2018, not on December 12, 2013. The doctors she treated at the time of her death said she had died of liver failure complications."
Winkfield said, "Nowhere does it relate to brain death, confirming an earlier brain injury, but not trying to name its brain dead."
Winkfield and other family members filed a lawsuit for malpractice on March 3, 2015 UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.
They also filed suit before the federal court in San Francisco to allow the state of California and Alameda County to revoke their capital punishment for 2013
Dolan said, "The battle over the negligent doctors, the Jahi a serious brain injury In Alameda County, Superior Court is being continued by an unlawful death now after Jahi dies. "
Dolan also said he" continues to fight for Jahi through the civil case filed in the northern district of California To have her hastily – Prepared death certificate turned over and scheduled her death date as June 22, 2018. "
A spokeswoman for the Oakland Children's Hospital said in a statement:" At this time, our hearts are after the family and friends of Jahi McMath. "
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