…the child’s mother could try to prove the girl is alive. In a brief First Appellate Court ruling Tuesday, the court denied appeals by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and Dr. Frederick Rosen that claimed Jahi was declared legally dead in January 2014 and therefore should be recognized as deceased in the civil trial.
The family continues to document Jahi’s movements, progress and breathing as in the video above. The family is so very thankful for prayers and continues to recieve support via their facebook page, here.
Jahi is currently in New Jersey, where her family moved her, because of state law that forbids doctors from taking brain-dead patients from ventilators if families have religious objections. New Jersey Medicaid has since picked up some of the cost of Jahi’s care, although the exact amount has not been disclosed.
A judge is expected to rule on the case in the in the Fall of 2017 to determine whether the lawsuit will be allowed to go forward.
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