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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. (Read more Marlise Munoz stories.)

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