The story of Jahi McMath, a teenage girl who died this summer, shows how painful a lack of consensus can be for families

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What Does It Mean To Die?

January 29, 2018

When Jahi McMath was declared brain-dead by the hospital, her family disagreed. Her case challenges the very nature of existence

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A California judge ruled that a teen girl who was declared brain dead more than three years ago after a tonsillectomy may technically still be alive, allowing a malpractice lawsuit against the hospital to move forward and possibly setting up the family to have her care paid for if they succeed

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Matters of Life and Death

January 13, 2014

Berman Institute experts work with the news media to bring clarity to the complex issues surrounding brain death

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