Tag Archives: brain death

Family of Jahi McMath, declared brain-dead two years ago, says “You can see she is still alive and just as beautiful as ever”


By Dave Andrusko It seems almost impossible that the time has flown by this quickly, but it’s been nearly two years since Jahi McMath suffered a cardiac arrest following routine surgery and was soon after declared brain-dead. Last Saturday the

Court Permits Evidence Jahi McMath Alive

Jahi McMath

By Wesley J. Smith A court in California has permitted Jahi McMath’s mother to present evidence that Jahi ”has standing” to bring a lawsuit. From the court’s order sustaining a demurrer (meaning the original pleadings were insufficient to go forward):

Born seven weeks after mom declared brain dead, “Baby Angel” is doing well

Baby Angel

By Dave Andrusko It will be interesting to see how many pro-abortion bloggers hate on the family of Karla Perez. Few things make them angrier than a family’s decision to keep a pregnant woman on life support when she has

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

  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 not brain

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)

  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 life can

Making Sure Jahi Stays “Dead”?

Jahi McMath

  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 deteriorate–as happens

Bioethics Push Poll to Allow Killing for Organs

Wesley Smith

  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 to permit

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

Baby Faith

  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 laughing with

What if Jahi McMath is Alive?

Jahi McMath

  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 San Jose

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