"Jahi's mother sought to have her daughter evaluated and cared for in an institution other than CHMC (Children's Hospital Medical Center Oakland,California), where the events leading to her daughter's "brain death" occurred. A confounding factor is that by California law, the financial damages in the case of death of a child are limited to $250,000, whereas lifetime care of a brain-injured child runs into the millions. Another California girl, Rebecca Jimenez, had severe neurological damage after similar surgery in 2011 and received a multi-million dollar settlement from CHMC. " Visit: Articles: Jahi McMath is Alive:
Could the hospital's hasty pronouncement of 'brain death" in Jahi's case be for the hospital's financial benefit?