Family of California Teen Declared Brain Dead Sues Hospital for Malpractice

March 4, 2015 2:42 PM

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Family of California Teen Declared Brain Dead Sues Hospital for Malpractice

The California family that fought to keep their teenage daughter on life support after she was declared brain dead is suing her doctor and the hospital where she went into cardiac arrest for negligence and wrongful death -- if "it is determined" that the girl indeed succumbed to her injuries.

Jahi McMath was 13 years old when her heart stopped at Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland, California, after complications from surgery to cure her sleep apnea in December 2013. Then, doctors declared her brain dead, but her family fought and won a legal battle to move her from California to a l...

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