Komo News reports that,
In its court memorandum, the hospital said it has no duty to maintain life support because Jahi's condition is irreversible.
"Ms. McMath is dead," the hospital said in the memo. "Children's is under no legal obligation to provide medical or other intervention for a deceased person."
The family says the girl bled profusely after a routine tonsillectomy. She then went into cardiac arrest before being declared brain dead Dec. 12.
The teen's mother, Nailah Winkfield, over the weekend pleaded for prayers for her daughter.
"Despite what they say, she is alive. I can touch her, she is warm. She responds to my touch," Winkfield said in an open letter Saturday. "Given time I know (God) will spark her brain awake."
- US News
The family of Jahi McMath will wait until Thursday to discuss a possible appeal of a judge's decision allowing a hospital to remove her from life support, said Omari Sealey, the girl's uncle.
"We're going to discuss our opportunities tomorrow. Today we are going to keep as regular as possible," Sealey said.
Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo ruled on Tuesday that the hospital could remove Jahi from the ventilator keeping her body functioning, but gave the family until 5 p.m. on Dec. 30 to file an appeal. Until then, she will stay on life support.
|- The Calgary Herald|
Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo has ruled that Jahi McMath, who was declared brain dead after suffering complications following a tonsillectomy, can be removed from the ventilator keeping her body functioning.
But the judge gave Jahi's family until 5 p.m. Dec. 30 to file an appeal. Until then, she will stay on life support at Children's Hospital Oakland.
The hospital says they are under no obligation to provide medical or other intervention for a deceased person. Well that’s convenient. Jahi’s costing them big dollars so they declare her brain dead.
Carina Melchior was declared brain dead.
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Four specialists declared Steven Thorpe to be brain dead.
Read further here -Here is the San Jose Mercury News –
OAKLAND -- The family of Jahi McMath said Thursday that they are preparing to move the 13-year-old to another facility -- a move officials at Children's Hospital Oakland indicated almost immediately that they would resist.
"It looks like we may have found a miracle to keep Jahi alive and to give her another fighting chance to wake up," the girl's uncle, Omari Sealey, told reporters Thursday evening. Sealey said the family had found a "greater Bay Area facility" that would care for the girl, who doctors say was left brain-dead from complications after a Dec. 9 tonsil surgery.
In order to move the girl, Sealey said, doctors would have to give her a tracheotomy so she could have a permanent breathing tube, and give her a gastric tube to provide nutrition.
They bodged a simple tonsillectomy. You would think they would be falling over themselves to fall in line with the parent's wishes. But the Medics and the Judiciary have declared Jahi to be dead and they don't perform surgery on dead people...!
The family's attorney, Christopher Dolan, said that the hospital's stance defied explanation.
"It appears the hospital is hell-bent on this girl going out in a box,"