by Daniel James Devine
Posted 6/29/18, 11:49 am
The family and attorney of Jahi McMath, the stricken teenager from Oakland, Calif., who became the center of a national controversy over brain death, say the girl died last week after complications from surgery. Jahi was 13 when she went into cardiac arrest as the result of nose and throat surgery in 2013, and the state of California issued her a death certificate after doctors declared her brain dead. But her family disputed the diagnosis, saying the girl could wiggle her fingers and toes on command.