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    Judge Issues Tentative Ruling in Jahi McMath Case That Could Cost Family Millions
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    A judge’s tentative ruling could cost the family of Jahi McMath millions of dollars.

    An Alameda County judge is inclined to uphold previous findings that the Oakland girl is dead, even though she's still on life support, the Mercury News reports. If that's the case, it would limit damages in any malpractice case to a few hundred thousand dollars, instead of the millions the family could get if she were considered alive.

    The family’s suit, filed earlier this year, claim that Jahi’s nurses violated the standards of "competent performance" as set forth in the Nurse Practice Act.

    Jahi, 13 at the time, underwent a tonsillectomy and tissue removal at Children's Hospital in Oakland to treat sleep apnea. She suffered massive bleeding, had a heart attack and was declared brain dead on Dec. 12, 2013.

    Family of Brain Dead Jahi McMath Alleges Medical Negligence Against Children's Hospital

    [BAY] Family of Brain Dead Jahi McMath Alleges Medical Negligence Against Children's Hospital
    A little more than a year after then-13-year-old Jahi McMath was declared brain dead, the Oakland teen's family plans to file a lawsuit Tuesday against the hospital where she received surgery for her sleep apnea. Bob Redell reports.
    (Published Tuesday, March 3, 2015)

    The McMath family accuses Children's Hospital Oakland of ignoring their calls for a doctor and hounding them to donate their daughter's organs.

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