Jayden Auyeung "Dies" During Court Conflict over Brain Death with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

In May 2018, the parents of 10-year-old Jayden Auyeung obtained a temporary restraining order in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, after Children's Hospital of Philadelphia declared him brain dead and planned to remove organ-sustaining treatment. That brain death case is now moot, because Jayden has now died on cardiopulmonary criteria. Separate but similar court proceedings regarding 14-year-old Areen Chakrabarti are still proceeding. His parents also dispute the accuracy and applicability of the brain death diagnosis. The hospital must continue organ-sustaining treatment pending a judicial resolution.

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