An attorney representing the family of a 13-year-old brain-dead girl in Oakland said in court filings Monday that it hopes to move her to a facility in New York.
The family of Jahi McMath has been trying to find a facility that will take her in while at the same time fighting in court to keep her on a ventilator at Children's Hospital Oakland, where she was declared brain dead on Dec. 12 -- three days after a complex tonsillectomy surgery.
Chris Dolan, who represents the McMath family, said in court papers posted by
Medway Air Ambulance submitted a quote to transport Jahi and an attending physician to the facility for $27,950.
Jahi suffered heavy bleeding, cardiac arrest and "whole brain death" -- defined as an irreversible cessation of all functions of the entire brain, including the brain stem -- on Dec. 12, three days after complex tonsillectomy surgery.
Two hospital physicians and three outside doctors requested by the family deemed her brain-dead, court records show, and the county coroner was notified of the death. But the family protested the hospital's intention to remove Jahi from a ventilator.