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Jahi McMath Family Gathering Better Evidence Refuting Death Diagnosis

In an October 8 filing with the Alameda County Superior Court, Jahi McMath’s family has acknowledged Dr. Fisher’s concerns and criticisms with the evidence that it presented earlier this month.  

In response, the McMath family has asked the court for four weeks time to “undertake some of the testing which Dr.Fisher says is missing.”  

If the complete and proper testing confirms what the “preliminary” data suggested (i.e. that Jahi is not now dead), that is an extraordinary and remarkable result with significant implications for medical practice, law, and policy.

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