Rachel Swan is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. The family of a 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain dead after a tonsillectomy said Monday they will sue to keep her on life support. Jahi McMath to be buried in Hayward while fight over her death continues. Family spokesman Omari Sealey, the uncle of Jahi McMath, disclosed the plan to seek a restraining order against the hospital where the girl is on a breathing machine. In California, brain death is the same as legal death. Her family refused to accept the order and sued the hospital for malpractice. The shutoff will impact 24 counties across Northern California. "She should have died in California.". California zoo welcomes baby giraffe, Man charged with sexually assaulting 7-year-old girl as classmates, teacher watched in horror, Abducted woman found safe, man in custody after murder in Florida, deputies say, Florida college student brings Disney magic to children during COVID-19 with one-of-a-kind babysitting service, Hiker who was missing for 2 weeks found alive in Zion National Park. Winkfield said at the news conference that she is not motivated by money, and that she endured severe financial hardship, selling her house and quitting her job to keep her daughter on life support. The funeral … File - This undated file photo provided by the McMath family and Omari Sealey shows Jahi McMath. Her mother flew her to an undisclosed location in New Jersey, where she received 16 hours of in-home care a day from doctors and nurses, paid for by the state’s medical insurance.
Chance for rain in Bay Area decreases by at least 10%. Two lawsuits over the teen’s death are ongoing: a federal civil rights case to nullify her original 2013 death certificate and replace it with a new one issued June 22, and a malpractice case against Children’s Hospital Oakland over a tonsillectomy that her family said was done improperly. "Jahi is with us, I know she is," her grandmother, Sandra Chatman, told the audience. Winkfield wants the New Jersey certificate honored because she never believed her daughter died in Oakland. "Stop letting them pull the plug on your people," Winkfield said of doctors.
The hospital and Winkfield were wrangling over that in court when New Jersey issued its death certificate. Rachel Swan covers transportation for The Chronicle.
Earlier, the hospital said it was "committed to learning what led to this catastrophic outcome.
OAKLAND, Calif.(KTVU/AP) - Funeral services were held Friday for Jahi McMath, the Oakland teenager at the center of a long and bitter legal battle regarding brain death. At the funeral, Winkfield took aim at the hospital and praised her daughter for "going out on her own terms.". "Jahi is with us, I know she is," her grandmother, Sandra Chatman, told the audience. “There’s no way in the world that I would be holding onto a corpse for 4½ years,” Winkfield said, noting that Jahi started menstruating and seemed to communicate through hand movements during that period. Case of Jahi McMath, girl declared brain-dead, raises... Family says Jahi McMath, on life support since being... Alameda County jury will decide if Jahi McMath is alive, Judge: Jahi McMath may be alive, lawsuit can proceed. Her body will be laid to rest at Mount Eden Cemetery in Hayward. Four and a half years since she was pronounced dead at age 13 by the Alameda County coroner’s office, Oakland teen Jahi McMath will be buried at a … This is bad news for... 2 years ago, she left her Calif. home. ", Her mother, Nailah Winkfield, moved with her daughter to New Jersey, a state that allows families to reject a brain-death diagnosis on religious grounds. She holds a Bachelor's degree in rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley. The girl was kept on life support and received nursing care until New Jersey doctors declared her dead last week, they say she died of excessive bleeding after an abdominal operation.
Jahi’s body is in a funeral home and will be laid to rest in Mount Eden Cemetery on Friday. Jahi McMath: Funeral honors young teen whose brain death captured world’s attention 1 of 8 A person reads a program for Jahi McMath's funeral … McMath’s parents say she died June 22 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., of bleeding due to liver failure and a brain injury caused by lack of oxygen. Her stepfather kept a large generator at the location, to power Jahi’s ventilator and feeding tube during blizzards.
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Jahi became the focus of an impassioned national debate on the meaning of death after she was declared dead in December 2013 from complications associated with surgery for sleep apnea at Children’s Hospital.
©2020 FOX Television Stations, is in effect, Lake County, Volusia County, until WED 8:00 PM EDT, Coastal Volusia County, Southern Brevard County, Northern Brevard County, until WED 6:00 PM EDT, Coastal Flagler County, Amway Center opens Monday for early voting, Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris to visit Orlando on Monday, Early Voting begins: Polling locations, sample ballots, what to bring, Election workers get polling centers ready before kick off to early voting, Florida reports over 2,500 new COVID-19 cases, 50 more deaths, It’s a girl! “I gave up everything for Jahi, and the only regret I have is bringing her to the hospital to get her tonsils removed,” said the girl’s mother, Nailah Winkfield, at a news conference Tuesday at the San Francisco office of her lawyer, Christopher Dolan. Nailah Winkfield appears at a news conference with her attorney Christopher Dolan (left), her brother Omari Sealey and husband Marvin Winkfield to discuss the death of her daughter Jahi McMath in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Winkfield is entangled in a legal and bureaucratic dispute about which one accurately portrays the circumstances and the exact date of her daughter’s death. How the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally may have spread coronavirus across the Upper Midwest, Here’s the only national media member who picked the 49ers to beat the Rams, This is what you need in your wildfire preparedness kit. It may be up to an Alameda County jury to decide whether Jahi remained legally alive during the years that she lay unresponsive while her mother washed her hair and painted her nails.
Pallbearers transport Jahi McMath's coffin from her funeral on Friday, July 6, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. Noah Berger / Special to The Chronicle To Jahi’s mother, the years in … The state issued a second death certificate, which the family says should replace the original. Dolan said he believes Jahi’s New Jersey death certificate will provide him with his best evidence yet that she wasn’t technically brain dead.
"There was no script for Jahi McMath," Dolan said.
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