Jahi McMath Now Directly Attacks Brain Death Medical Criteria

For the past few years in her ongoing medical malpractice litigation, Jahi McMath has focused on establishing that she no longer satisfies prevailing medical criteria for brain death, even though she satisfied those criteria in December 2013. However, in December 2017, Jahi has has asserted (a least more explicitly) a new and different argument. She now contents that prevailing medical criteria for brain death do not legally satisfy the requirements in the California Uniform Determination of Death Act. In a motion scheduled for hearing on March 8, "Plaintiffs request the opportunity to present evidence and expert testimony that the ANN and AAP Guidelines fail to meet the requirements of California's UDDA."

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