The Jahi McMath Tragedy: What You Need to Know

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  • Understanding Her Plight
  • The Details Are Not Clear
  • The Fight for Life Support
  • Why Won’t Her Family Take Her Off Life Support?
  • Why Won’t the Hospital Help?
  • What Is a Tonsillectomy?
  • What’s Sleep Apnea?
  • Complications to Tonsillectomies
  • Update: McMath Leaves Oakland Hospital
  • Jahi Gets Help "She Should Have Gotten 28 Days Ago"

The Fight for Life Support

While Jahi is brain dead, the McMath family has legally been able to keep her on life support until January 7. The family wants to move her to another facility that will keep Jahi on life support, but the current hospital has refused to perform a surgery to fit in a new feeding tube and a ventilator in order for her to leave. The hospital officials claim they cannot perform procedures on deceased patients. 

 (Photo: AP Photo/The Contra Costa Times-Bay Area News Group, Susan Tripp Pollard)

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