Court-Appointed Doctor Declares Oakland Girl Brain-dead

(Oakland, CA) -- A court-appointed doctor says a 13-year-old girl who is on life-support after having her tonsils removed is brain dead. Jahi McMath had major complications after having her tonsils out and was later declared brain dead by doctors. She's been kept alive by a ventilator for nearly two weeks. The hospital has argued the girl is brain dead and should be taken off life support. Her family hopes she'll recover. Yesterday, a judge ordered that the girl be kept on a ventilator until December 30th.