Texas hospital sued for keeping pregnant woman on life support despite family’s objectionsBMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g333 (Published 20 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g333
- Michael McCarthy
The husband of a woman who has been kept on life support in a Texas hospital because she is pregnant has filed a suit against the hospital, claiming that it is violating Texas law by continuing to treat someone who is “clinically and legally” dead.
The woman, Marlise Muñoz, is a 33 year old mother of one who collapsed at her home on 26 November 2013. She was found without a pulse by her husband, Erick …