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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I don't see how they have any legal standing against the hospital. It would be a useless lawsuit for nothing more than to make the State and People pay more for an issue that has been settled. A selfish and stupid act.
    Nope. It pushed the case along, didn't it?

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    Nope. It pushed the case along, didn't it?
    *sigh*

    He was talking lawsuit for money after the fact. What they pushed for was for the judge to rule on the law, not a lawsuit against the hospital.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I don't see how they have any legal standing against the hospital. It would be a useless lawsuit for nothing more than to make the State and People pay more for an issue that has been settled. A selfish and stupid act.
    I disagree.
    The hospital should have to eat all the expenses since keeping her on the ventilator against her families wishes, and they should also have to pay court costs at the very least.

    I also personally think they deserve compensation for pain and suffering, but that's my opinion and I will let the family choose if they wish to pursue that action.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    You'll LET them?!

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by minnie616 View Post
    I disagree.
    The hospital should have to eat all the expenses since keeping her on the ventilator against her families wishes, and they should also have to pay court costs at the very least.

    I also personally think they deserve compensation for pain and suffering, but that's my opinion and I will let the family choose if they wish to pursue that action.
    Yes, I think the true argument is who pays the bill here. I would say that if we were to have this sort of law, that the taxpayers would be liable for payment. But that's the end of the legitimate concern.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by minnie616 View Post
    I disagree.
    The hospital should have to eat all the expenses since keeping her on the ventilator against her families wishes, and they should also have to pay court costs at the very least.

    I also personally think they deserve compensation for pain and suffering, but that's my opinion and I will let the family choose if they wish to pursue that action.
    I have to wonder that since it was clear she met all the criteria for death, but the doctors had not pronounced her.....if they will use that to bill the insurance company. I would think that if they billed the insurance company and it was clear she was actually dead, that they could get into legal troubles for their actions.

    No way is the insurance company paying for dead people. I will be interested to see any repercussions if they do bill the insurance company for any time after it was clear she was dead.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support[W:315]

    It was not an arbitrary decision. There was a law in that state that required they keep the woman on life support.

    Q&A: Latest on pregnant Tarrant woman being kept on life support | Dallas Morning News
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support[W:315]

    The hospital stated that it was confident it was following the law. A judge has now disagreed. No word yet whether the county DA's office will appeal the ruling, but I hope it won't. One of the lawyers, law prof Thomas Mayo, who helped write the most recent revision of the law says that they didn't discuss its application to someone who is brain-dead.

    This was an extraordinary and unplanned-for legal circumstance. I am satisfied that the hospital was doing what it thought legally right, the court has disagreed, and in the event somewhere in this country of an exceedingly rare tragedy like this happening again, there will now a legal precedent that will provide some guidance.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support[W:315]

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    It was not an arbitrary decision. There was a law in that state that required they keep the woman on life support.

    Q&A: Latest on pregnant Tarrant woman being kept on life support | Dallas Morning News
    The judge stated that the law was not applicable to Munoz since she is dead - so the "life support" was not legally required for dead people.

    She should have been pronounced a few months ago, as she met all the criteria, but the hospital did not. Even though she has not been formally pronounced at this time, the judge acknowledged that she is indeed dead.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support[W:315]

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    The hospital stated that it was confident it was following the law. A judge has now disagreed. No word yet whether the county DA's office will appeal the ruling, but I hope it won't. One of the lawyers, law prof Thomas Mayo, who helped write the most recent revision of the law says that they didn't discuss its application to someone who is brain-dead.

    This was an extraordinary and unplanned-for legal circumstance. I am satisfied that the hospital was doing what it thought legally right, the court has disagreed, and in the event somewhere in this country of an exceedingly rare tragedy like this happening again, there will now a legal precedent that will provide some guidance.
    If they were confident they were following the law, they would have pronounced her legally dead about two months ago.

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