Tag Archives: brain death

Mother of Jahi McMath still convinced “she will have a recovery”

Nailah Winkfield, the mother of Jahi McMath

  By Dave Andrusko When last we posted on the condition of Jahi McMath, the family of the teenager whom doctors had diagnosed as brain dead had won the right to move her from Oakland Children’s Hospital to an undisclosed

Mother of teenager diagnosed as brain-dead writes that she is not suffering and is “much better physically”

Jahi McMath and mom

  By Dave Andrusko In the letter sent via Facebook to KTVU Channel 2 news anchor Frank Somerville, the mother of Jahi McMath has thanked those who have supported the family, assuring the public that her daughter is not suffering

“It’s the best and the worst at the same time”: healthy baby born to brain-dead mom in Canada

Dylan Benson, whose wife Robyn had been on life-support, announced the arrival of his son Iver Cohen Benson on Facebook Monday. (photo: Dylan Benson)

  By Dave Andrusko The headline from one Canadian newspaper caught the bitter sweetness of what took place last Saturday: “Victoria father welcomes healthy Baby Iver, says goodbye to wife.” Iver Cohen Benson was delivered by Cesarean section at 28

Canadian mother declared brain-dead but father chooses life for unborn son

Ultrasound shows fetus of Robyn Benson, who was 22 weeks into her pregnancy when she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage after Christmas that left her brain-dead. A Victoria hospital is planning a C-section when it's safe to perform the procedure.
(Dylan Benson/YouCaring.com)

  By Dave Andrusko The contrast is so complete, so startling, it almost takes your breath away. Barely a week ago the family of Marlise Muñoz persuaded Texas Judge R.H. Wallace to order John Peter Smith Hospital to remove all

Marlise Muñoz , pregnant brain-dead woman, removed from life support, baby dies


  By Dave Andrusko I was on my way Saturday to the quarterly meeting of the National Right to Life Board of Directors when I stopped to check my Droid for the latest news about Marlise Muñoz , the pregnant

Judge orders Hospital to declare pregnant woman dead and withdraw life support by Monday

Erick Muñoz walked into a packed Tarrant County courtroom for Friday's hearing. (Tom Fox/Staff Photographer)

  By Dave Andrusko As National Right to Life News Today was about to be posted, the Dallas Morning News reported that Texas state District Judge R.H. Wallace “has sided with the family of Marlise Muñoz and ordered JPS [John

Judge will hold hearing Friday in suit to take pregnant woman off of life support

  By Dave Andrusko It was a tiny 134-word-long story in today’s Star-Telegram. It said simply that Texas state District Judge R.H. Wallace has scheduled a hearing for this Friday in the standoff between the family of Marlise Muñoz, who

Judge recuses herself from lawsuit to take pregnant woman off of life support

Erick and Marlise Munoz with their first child, Mateo

  By Dave Andrusko Without explanation, the Texas judge hearing a suit brought by the family of a pregnant woman said to be brain dead recused herself from the case. The family of Marlise Machado Muñoz brought the lawsuit against

In Munoz Case, CBS’s Norah O’Donnell a Lone Media Voice for Life

Norah O’Donnell

  By Katie Yoder In bioethical matters of life and death, the liberal media can generally be counted on to come down on the side of death. But once in a while, exceptions arise. CBS’s Norah O’Donnell joined a panel

No Bum’s Rush to Declaring Brain Death!

Marvin Winkfield places his arm around his wife Nailah Winkfield, the mother of Jahi McMath

  By Wesley J. Smith This is a good example why people are losing trust in the health care system. Over at CNN, medical producer Stephanie Smith writes a story arguing that we should do away with second opinions in

U.S. Magistrate to hold mediation hearing today, bringing together family of Jahi McMath and Children’s Hospital Oakland

Nailah Winkfield, mother of Jahi McMath

  By Dave Andrusko Today U.S. Magistrate Donna Ryu will hear both sides—the family of Jahi McMath and the hospital where she is a patient—in an attempt to work out a settlement in the increasingly contentious battle over the fate

Family of Jahi McMath struggles to find doctor to insert breathing and feeding tubes

Nailah Winkfield, mother of Jahi McMath

  By Dave Andrusko Jahi McMath remains on a ventilator today as her family continues its frantic struggle to find a doctor who will insert feeding and breath tubes into the 13-year-old who has been diagnosed as brain-dead. One part