By David Mittleman

Catastrophic Surgery Brings Into Question Necessity of Tonsillectomies

When 13-year-old Jahi McMath had her tonsils removed, her mother hardly thought that the young girl would suffer any other complications besides a sore throat. The girl seemed to be acting normal following the surgery, too, asking for a Popsicle to soothe her throat. However, what followed shortly after was anything but normal. Jahi’s mother, Nailah, watched in horror as her daughter started bleeding from her mouth and nose and went into cardiac arrest. Tonsillectomies are the third most common surgery performed on children in the U.S., …read more