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13 year old girl is brain dead after tonsilectomy (Jahi McMath). Mom wants life support continued.

Posted by bell_flower 
Sorry for necromancing this post again, but I saw everybody's favorite potato making headlines recently.

Breaking news! Jahi McMath is still dead!

But aside from that, her family has won backing for their argument that she's still alive, she has been declared NOT brain dead and one "prominent" neurologist (who I'm sure nobody wants touching their heads now) has claimed that she is not only showing signs of life, but retains partial brain function and is improving. Well, if by "improving" they mean "rotting further" from graduating with a 4.0 from Cadaver University, then they're spot-on with their diagnosis. But as far as improving by sane person standards, she isn't.

Her family and doctors acknowledge that she would be VERY severely brain-damaged if she were to wake up, probably to the point of being completely bed-ridden, immobile, helpless and unconscious. But as long as she's alive, right? If Mommy just gives her a pedicure and claims Jahi's moving her foot every so often, then the family will get into heaven after all in spite of killing their obese teen relative with post-op cheeseburgers.

Look at any picture of her and you can tell she's fucking dead. Even with the life support and no preservative substances, I am shocked she hasn't rotted more than this, so at least she can be a semi-pretty corpse. I'm guessing they haven't disclosed the location where the body is being kept because I have a feeling someone would break into the facility and unplug her life support and show the poor girl the dignity and mercy her family refuses to show her. Though according to the article linked above, she has begun puberty and is now menstruating. This declaration was made by the same prominent neurologist who claimed she's gotten better, so take that discovery with an entire shaker of salt.

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Jahi’s family has not allowed a third-party neurologist to conduct an examination since the girl was declared dead.

Of course they haven't. Because then it would be proven the girl is officially dead and then they wouldn't be able to keep her plugged in like a fucking toaster until the media attention gets old. Also, the case to fight to keep this chubby potato alive won't see court before 2018, so she'll be a science fair experiment for even longer.

I also saw something in health news headlines about how a young girl's brain damage was allegedly reversed using oxygen therapy, so I'm sure it's only a matter of time before Jahi's family wastes some other doctor's time to try and fix their pet cadaver's brain with this method.
I thought you were going to say the plug was pulled and I felt relief, but sure enough the McCorpse is still "alive"

These are some of the creepiest parents out there, but I wonder what you happened if someone just pulled the plug and got it over with. Wouldn't the impending lawsuit be cheaper than keeping her plugged in or would the unplugger be charged with murder?
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Ultimately, if Jahi is reclassified as alive, the family could be entitled to millions of dollars in damages. Awards are capped in California at $250,000 for the wrongful death of a child, but there is no cap for wrongful-injury claims because a court can order medical costs to be paid indefinitely.

WHOOMP there it is.
In a sworn declaration filed June 29 in Alameda County Superior Court, Dr. Alan Shewmon, a professor emeritus of pediatrics and neurology at UCLA and a well-known critic of the guidelines defining brain death, says the videos demonstrate not only that Jahi is alive but also that her condition is improving.

OK he is a tin foil hatter. And of course it is about the money...can't expect Mama Nails to buy out Michael Kors stores on her own dime.

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Ultimately, if Jahi is reclassified as alive, the family could be entitled to millions of dollars in damages. Awards are capped in California at $250,000 for the wrongful death of a child, but there is no cap for wrongful-injury claims because a court can order medical costs to be paid indefinitely.

WHOOMP there it is.

This poor little girl is being used as a pawn for money. It probably costs $250K or more in care to keep charging what is essentially a dead battery.
I know she is dead but I'm going to humor Mama Nails for a moment and assume that Jahi is still "alive". If said child was still alive and seemingly aware like she claims, what does she think her child has been going through for 4 years. As "bad" as it is to pull the plug on a corpse keeping a "living" person trapped in the hell of a non-functioning body has to be far worse.
^ Absolutely this!

I also think, with at least 95% certainty, that she is dead. However, assuming she isn't, I can't imagine she is happy by any stretch of the imagination. Being "locked in," as I think some call it, would be a nightmarish torture. If the girl is aware, again, if, she must be quite literally going insane. Imagine being immobile for four years, unable to speak or move purposefully? IF the the family TRULY believes she is locked in, then the family members are monsters, the lot of them, for keeping her alive. The list of things that are worse than death {in my opinion at least} is VERY short, and that is one of them.

Lock him up or put him down.
Stolen from Shiny.
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