Marlise Munoz

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Texas Husband Named Brain-Dead Wife's Fetus

Doctors think Nicole Munoz was a girl

(Newser) - Before a Texas hospital took his pregnant wife off life support Sunday, Erick Munoz asked doctors to do one last sonogram. "They think it was a female," Munoz tells the AP of the 23-week-old fetus, his second child with Marlise Munoz. He named the fetus Nicole, Marlise's... More »

Hospital Pulls Life Support for Brain-Dead Woman

It had til 5pm tomorrow to end care for Marlise Munoz or appeal

(Newser) - The Texas hospital that has kept a brain-dead pregnant woman alive against her family's wishes has complied with Friday's court ruling to end life support for Marlise Munoz, lawyers for her family confirm. John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth said earlier today in a statement that its... More »

Judge to Hospital: Let Brain-Dead Pregnant Woman Die

He orders facility to remove her from life support

(Newser) - A wrenching case in Fort Worth that has pitted a family against a hospital took a big step toward closure this afternoon: A judge ordered doctors to remove a brain-dead pregnant woman from life support by 5pm local time Monday, reports AP . It's not yet clear whether the hospital... More »

Fetus in Texas Life Support Case 'Distinctly Abnormal'

Lawyers say they have medical records to that end

(Newser) - The 22-week-old fetus of the pregnant Texas woman being kept on life support against her wishes is "distinctly abnormal," lawyers for Marlise Munoz 's family say. The attorneys say they have medical records showing as much, and want to clear up any "misconceptions about the condition... More »

Man Sues to Take Pregnant Wife Off Life Support

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

(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... More »

Hospital Refuses to Unplug Brain-Dead Pregnant Woman

Marlise Munoz didn't want to be kept on life support, says family

(Newser) - Paramedics Marlise and Erick Munoz of Crowley, Texas, had good reason to talk about their own end-of-life wishes, and Erick says his wife made it clear that she would never want to be kept on life support if there was no chance of recovery, reports the Dallas Morning News . And... More »

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