Routine tonsil surgery leaves 13-yr.-old girl brain dead - WNCT

Routine tonsil surgery leaves 13-yr.-old girl brain dead

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CALIFORNIA - The family of a 13-yr.-old girl wants answers after a routine procedure went terribly wrong.

For days family and friends rallied outside Children's Hospital Oakland in California to support Jahi McMath who was declared brain dead after a surgery to have her tonsils removed. 

The teen's family says she will be removed from life support Tuesday. 

Family members say McMath experienced complications from what was supposed to be a routine procedure and went into cardiac arrest days after surgery.


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