16/12/2013 15:39 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Girl, 13, Declared Brain Dead After Having Her Tonsils Removed


A 13-year-old girl has been declared brain-dead after going into hospital to have her tonsils removed.

Jahi McMath had the routine surgery on Monday but suffered complications during her recovery.

Her mum Nailah Winkfield and grandmother Sandra Chatman said hospital staff had failed to provide adequate care and attention to the teenager.

Nailah took her daughter to at Oakland Children's Hospital, California, to have her tonsils and adenoids removed because she suffered from sleep apnoea. She said Jahi was nervous but she assured her daughter she would feel better after the operation.

Jahi had the procedure but while she was recovering she started to bleed from her nose and mouth.

Her mum told Five Reasons to Have Your Tonsils Removed