The teenage girl was declared “legally dead” by doctors at Oakland Children’s Hospital in 2013 after complications from tonsil and adenoid surgery sent her into cardiac arrest. But her family says she is still alive, no thanks to the medical establishment.
The semantics of brain death don’t lend themselves very well to deliberation without constant clarifications and re-definition of terms. ‘Life support’ is a good example. Think about it: If a person is dead then what purpose does ‘life support’ serve?