November 23, 1989 |
Two more children died as a result of the tornado that smashed down a cafeteria wall at East Coldenham Elementary School near Newburgh, N.Y., last Thursday, bringing the toll to nine. Mark Flanagan, 7, was declared brain dead after a series of tests, and 8-year-old Jennifer Homan died of "brain death secondary to multiple trauma," a hospital spokesman said. Gov. Mario M. Cuomo ordered an investigation into the disaster. Sixteen other children were injured when the tornado struck.
February 19, 1988 |
The first anencephalic baby to be kept alive in the United States solely for the purpose of preserving his organs for donation has been declared brain-dead, clearing the way for his liver and perhaps heart to be transplanted into another infant. Officials at Loma Linda Medical Center described the baby's quiet death as vindication of the controversial procedure, saying they had succeeded in preserving the infant's organs without causing him pain or inordinately prolonging his life.
November 11, 1987 |
When doctors at Loma Linda University Medical Center implanted a new heart in the chest of newborn Baby Paul Holc last month, the operation was considered historic. Only hours after his birth by Caesarean section, Baby Paul became the youngest-ever heart transplant recipient--and is now listed in good condition. In the medical community, however, his age has attracted less attention than the source of the new heart.
August 7, 1997 |
Into every woman's life, a little brain death must fall. The symptoms: unlikable kids, insane pets, talking televisions, too many self-help books. And a tremendous desire to see "Six Women With Brain Death . . . or Expiring Minds Want to Know" over and over. "Brain Death," a sketch comedy and musical revue opening Friday at the Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, has been known to strike such a chord with women that they see it multiple times. The first time, they bring their husband or boyfriend.
January 14, 2014 |
The husband of a brain-dead, pregnant woman filed papers in court Tuesday, accusing a Texas hospital of "cruel and obscene mutilation of a deceased body," and demanded that his wife be removed from a ventilator immediately. Erick Munoz, who found his wife, Marlise, collapsed on their kitchen floor on Nov. 26, has accused John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth of misinterpreting a state law that prohibits hospitals from suspending "life sustaining...
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December 23, 2013 |
An Alameda County judge has ordered a pediatric neurologist from Stanford to evaluate an Oakland girl declared brain-dead after a tonsillectomy and to provide an independent assessment of her condition. Jahi McMath became brain-dead s oon after a routine procedure to remove her tonsils at C hildren's Hospital & Research Center Oakland on Dec. 9. After going into cardiac arrest, the flow of oxygen to her brain was cut off and a CT scan showed two-thirds of the girl's brain had swollen.
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December 30, 2013 |
OAKLAND - After an eleventh-hour court order was issued that will keep 13-year-old Jahi McMath on a ventilator until Jan. 7, a hospital spokesman said the facility will work with the family to help transfer the girl to nursing care - if three conditions are met. Sam Singer, who was retained by Children's Hospital Oakland to address the wrenching case of the teenager, deemed brain-dead by six physicians, said the family must find an outside physician...
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January 1, 2014 |
The family of Jahi McMath this week has continued to clash with hospital officials over what to do with the brain-dead 13-year-old girl. The family has been trying to find a facility that will take Jahi 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 tonsillectomy surgery. Sam Singer, a public relations consultant retained by the hospital, said the family must find an outside physician willing to insert breathing and feeding tubes, a way to transport Jahi and a nursing care facility that is willing to accept "a deceased person.