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Judge orders brain-dead girl kept on ventilator another week
Judge orders brain-dead girl kept on ventilator another week

An Alameda County judge Monday ordered a girl who became brain-dead after a tonsillectomy to be kept on a ventilator until Dec. 30. Judge Evelio Grillo extended a restraining order until next week and had appointed an independent physician to examine the girl, Jahi McMath, on Monday afternoon at the hospital. The physician is scheduled to deliver the results Tuesday morning in court, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The doctor, Paul Fisher, chief of neurology at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University, must determine whether he agrees that Jahi, 13, is brain-dead under state law. She was pronounced brain-dead soon after a routine procedure to...

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