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Law and Medicine: McMath Story / A Discussion #1057779

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jan 02, 2014
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(Studio: John Berman) The story of Jahi McMath, who has been declared brain dead after a failed surgery, introduced.

(New York: Randi Kaye) The medical and legal complications following Jahi's tonsil surgery reviewed; details given about whether she is alive or dead and the family fight to keep her on breathing machines; scenes shown of rallies in support of the girl's family. [Mother Nailah WINFIELD†- talks about her daughter being "dead."] [Children's Hospital at Oakland spokesman Sam SINGER†- says Jahi is dead.] The Terri Schiavo family's support of Jahi's family noted. [Terri's brother Bobby SCHINDLER†- asks what is the rush.]

(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and attorney/children's advocate Areva Martin about Jahi's case. [From Los Angeles, MARTIN - talks about the law and medicine about the brain and the heart and the definition of dead; comments on the family position of the medical community and on the possible settlement.] [From Los Angeles, GERAGOS - talks about the California definitions of death and the ethical issues.]

Berman, John;
Kaye, Randi

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