Man Sues to Take Pregnant Wife Off Life Support

Marlise Munoz is brain-dead; health of fetus is unknown

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 14, 2014 1:04 PM CST

(Newser) – Erick Munoz, whose pregnant wife is brain-dead but being kept on life support against her and her family's wishes, is suing John Peter Smith Hospital in Texas. The lawsuit asks that a judge order the Fort Worth facility to remove life support for Marlise Munoz; the hospital has refused to do so because, it says, a state law bars it from denying life-saving treatment to pregnant patients. But experts say that law does not apply since Munoz is considered legally and medically dead. Click for more on her situation.

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