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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal magistrate will meet Friday with lawyers for a California hospital and a 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead after tonsil surgery.

A federal judge issued an order Thursday instructing representatives of Children’s Hospital Oakland and the family of Jahi McMath to attend the mandatory settlement conference and try to avoid going to trial.

The hospital and Jahi’s mother are locked in a harrowing clash over the girl’s care. Children’s maintains that Jahi is legally dead and that the ventilator keeping her heart pumping should be removed.

The girl’s mother wants to transfer her to another facility and to compel the hospital to allow Jahi to be fitted with the breathing and feeding tubes she would need to be moved safely.

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4 thoughts on “Talks Ordered in California Brain Dead Girl Case

  1. Andrea on said:

    Idk how much faith this family really has. If they say they are praying, they need to pray and as God that whatever his will is that it be done and that the can accept it. I think its obvious this childs mother has no understanding of the state that he daughter is in. I can only imagine her pain and agony. But she needs to pull it together and do what is right.

  2. SayWhat on said:

    It’s a very sad story. The family is trying to hold on to a physical body that they can see and touch. I guess it’s hard for them to let go. At some point they will have to come to the conclusion that she’s gone but they just aren’t ready yet.

  3. uptil I looked at the paycheck for $6559, I have faith …that…my neighbour was realie bringing home money part time from there computar.. there sisters roommate has been doing this less than 1 year and resently paid the loans on their place and bought a top of the range Audi Quattro. see it here,,,,,,,,,,,

  4. Wth?!! Does this poor child’s family understand that she is not in a vegetative state, where she may one day miraculously wake up? She is brain dead. If her brain is dead, it will not send signals to the heart to keep beating. The only thing I can think of that would make these people keep going through this time consuming, money wasting process is that they really don’t understand the difference between being in a vegetative state and being brain dead. What’s really going on here?

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