Jahi McMath: Family Sues Doctor, Oakland Hospital Over Brain Damage

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Jahi McMath tonsillectomy

Jahi McMath, 13, had a tonsillectomy to correct a form of sleep apnea. After complications, "she is 100% brain damaged. Medically dead," her uncle says. (Credit: Omari Sealey via CNN)

The family of Jahi McMath, a teen declared brain dead after a surgery for sleep apnea in 2013,  says she lost three pints of blood and was deprived of oxygen before her heart stopped.

Her family is now suing UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland and Frederick Rosen, a surgeon, for a series of medical procedures that they say have significantly deteriorated her quality of life, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Alameda County Superior Court. She is under care at an undisclosed East Coast location.

The family is seeking unspecified damages as a result of alleged medical negligence and the emotional distress they suffered.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital declined to comment on the lawsuit, but said, “Our hearts go out to the McMath family.”

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