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CA teen declared brain dead after tonsil surgery

OAKLAND, CA (WFLX) - A California family is fighting to keep a brain-dead 13-year-old girl on life support.

Jahi McMath remains hooked up to a ventilator at Children's Hospital in Oakland. A temporary injunction keeping her on life support expires Monday after a neurologist re-examines her. Doctors declared her brain dead 10 days ago.

After having her tonsils removed, Jahi reportedly suffered a large amount of bleeding and eventually went into cardiac arrest.

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