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Since 2013, there have been six lawsuits contesting the death of Jahi McMath. Now, there is only one.
The Alameda County medical malpractice case was the primary case in which the family of Jahi McMath challenged the legitimacy of her determination of death by neurological criteria. If the family had been able to prove that Jahi were alive, the value of the case may have exceeded $10 million (roughly $500,000 in future medical expenses per year for 20 years).
But Jahi died on cardiopulmonary criteria, negating most of these future medical expenses. Consequently, the case settled and was dismissed. As is common in medical malpractice settlements, the amount is confidential.
Still, the federal lawsuit to retract the December 2013 California death certificate continues. A status conference is scheduled for November 6, 2018, before Judge Gilliam in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The family wants the 2018 New Jersey death certificate to be the only or official death certificate.