Tag Archives: brain death

Jahi Malpractice vs “She’s Not Dead” Cases

Jahi McMath

By Wesley J. Smith To no one’s surprise, the family of Jahi McMath has sued Children’s Hospital of Oakland for medical malpractice. From the NJ.Com story: The family of Jahi McMath — a teenager now living in the Somerset section

Family of Jahi McMath files medical malpractice suit against California hospital and surgeon

Jahi McMath

By Dave Andrusko OAKLAND — The family of Jahi McMath officially filed its lawsuit Tuesday and for the first time provided the family’s account of what allegedly happened after Jahi underwent an operation in 2013 to treat sleep apnea. “The

Rescind Jahi Death Certificate Request Coming

Jahi McMath and mom

By Wesley J. Smith According to a media report out of New Jersey, a third doctor–the others are Shewmon and Calixto–has signed a declaration stating Jahi McMath is not brain dead. The family attorney Chris Dolan says he will petition

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

Nailah Winkfield, the mother of Jahi McMath

Send to Kindle  By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This story, which ran in April, was the third most read post of 2014. In October two internationally respected neurologists, Dr. Alan Shewmon and Dr. Calixto Machado, concluded that Jahi McMath is

Two contrasting responses to brain-dead women carrying unborn babies

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)

Send to Kindle  By Wesley J. Smith So a woman is declared brain dead in Ireland, but not taken off maintenance so her unborn child can gestate long enough to survive. The family wants to bury her. But a human

Making Sure Jahi Stays “Dead”?

Jahi McMath

Send to Kindle  By Wesley J. Smith I accept properly diagnosed brain death as dead. Hence, when three doctors found that Jahi McMath was tragically gone, I accepted the diagnosis. But I also wrote that if her body did not

Bioethics Push Poll to Allow Killing for Organs

Wesley Smith

Send to Kindle  By Wesley J. Smith To donate vital organs, a donor must be dead. This is known as the “dead donor rule, I have been warning that utilitarian bioethicists and transplant medical professionals want to shatter the DDR

Baby Faith is born almost six months after mother declared brain-dead

Baby Faith

Send to Kindle  By Dave Andrusko Imagine, as if anyone could, the range of emotions that the family of Jessie Ayagalria experienced, first in the blink of an eye, then over a period of six months. Last January, she is

What if Jahi McMath is Alive?

Jahi McMath

Send to Kindle  By Wesley J. Smith A news story reports that Jahi McMath, declared dead by the State of California, is being maintained at a Catholic hospital in New Jersey. More, that she may be becoming responsive. From the

Family of Jahi McMath wants middle school to grant teenager a diploma

Nailah Winkfield, the mother of Jahi McMath

Send to Kindle  By Dave Andrusko The family of Jahi McMath is posting on social media, asking supporters to contact her charter school to ask them to grant the eighth-grader a diploma this week. Jahi, diagnosed as brain-dead, was the

Diagnosed as brain-dead, man now back on basketball court and pursuing college degree

Courtesy of Barrow Neurological Institute

Send to Kindle  By Dave Andrusko I have no doubt that someone has already passed this amazing story of recovery along to Nailah Winkfield, the mother of Jahi McMath, the teenager whom medical authorities are convinced is brain dead. Ms.

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

Jahi McMath and mom

Send to Kindle  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