Woman gets pregnant in vegetative state
Hacienda Healthcare employees also missed other signs of pregnancy, including swelling in her extremities, something that was purportedly so pronounced that it was noted by the woman's family members in December, shortly before she gave birth, according to the claim. The staff first noticed the pregnancy on Dec. A panicked call , previously released, captured the moments immediately following the baby's birth. Asked if the mother is "doing OK," the caller replies, "We're not sure, we had no idea this patient was pregnant. The woman and her child were then taken to the Maricopa County Medical Center for treatment, where it was noted, according to the claim, that the patient had likely been "violated repeatedly," both vaginally and anally.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Nurse arrested in case of incapacitated woman giving birth
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- Woman in Vegetative State For 10 Years Shocks Carers by Giving Birth
- Comatose woman gets pregnant and no one notices? How does that happen?
- Woman in 14-Year Coma Gives Birth in Arizona
- A nurse is accused of impregnating a woman in a vegetative state who later gave birth
- Phoenix police arrest former nurse after woman in vegetative state gives birth
- US woman who gave birth in long-term care facility was not in a vegetative state, lawyer says
Woman in Vegetative State For 10 Years Shocks Carers by Giving Birth
A lawyer for the family of a US woman who gave birth at a long-term care facility in Arizona in December has said she is not in a vegetative state as previously reported. Lawyer John Micheaels said the year-old woman has "significant intellectual disabilities" and does not speak but has some ability to move, respond to sounds and is able to make facial gestures, according to The Arizona Republic. A statement released by San Carlos Apache Tribe officials earlier this month said the woman — a tribal member — gave birth at Hacienda HealthCare centre while in a vegetative state.
Phoenix police have said the woman was the victim of a sexual assault at the long-term care facility and have disclosed little other information. The woman gave birth to a baby boy on December 29 as staff at Hacienda HealthCare frantically called for assistance, telling an operator that they had not known she was pregnant. Police have been collecting DNA samples from male employees at the facility and any other men who could have had contact with the woman.
The victim and the newborn have reportedly been recovering at a hospital, but no information has been released about their conditions. The woman's guardian, her mother, described her in a May 29 annual guardian report filed in court as "an incapacitated adult". An attached doctor's report said the woman has a brain disorder, recurrent pneumonia, paralysis of the limbs and a seizure disorder, along with other conditions.
Hacienda spokesman David Leibowitz told the AP on Saturday that patient privacy laws precluded him from discussing the woman's condition.
The director of the long-term care facility has resigned and the company subsequently hired former Maricopa County lawyer Rick Romley to conduct an independent investigation into management procedures and patient safety.
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Comatose woman gets pregnant and no one notices? How does that happen?
The parents of an Arizona woman in a vegetative state who gave birth released a statement Tuesday that they said sought to counter any misconceptions about their daughter's condition. The year-old woman gave birth to a baby boy on Dec. Her family in a statement Tuesday through their attorney said she is "not in a coma.
Police in Arizona have made an arrest in connection with a woman who gave birth while in a vegetative state. Authorities said he was responsible for caring for the woman at the time of the alleged abuse that appears to have resulted in the pregnancy, a spokeswoman for the Phoenix Police Department announced in a press conference Wednesday. Sutherland had been a licensed practical nurse at Hacienda Healthcare in Phoenix since , police said. He was identified as a person who had access to the victim in the case, and investigators obtained a DNA sample from him yesterday using a court order, police said.
Woman in 14-Year Coma Gives Birth in Arizona
Her universe consisted mostly of a room at a Phoenix Hacienda HealthCare facility where she received round-the-clock care. So when she went into labor a few days after Christmas, her caretakers were flummoxed. On December 29, with help from one of the facility's nurses, the patient gave birth to a healthy baby boy, KPHO reported. The birth - and the sexual assault of a vulnerable individual that must have preceded it - has cast a harsh glare on conditions at a nonprofit organization that bills itself as a leading provider of health care for Phoenix's medically fragile. A Phoenix police spokesman told The Washington Post that the department is investigating but did not release details about the case. A police report and calls were also not available Saturday. Hacienda HealthCare, which has 40 programs that serve more than 2, people a year in Arizona, according to its website , did not immediately respond to calls and messages seeking comment.
A nurse is accused of impregnating a woman in a vegetative state who later gave birth
One doctor has resigned and another has been suspended at the Arizona healthcare facility where a woman in a long-term vegetative state gave birth, surprising her caretakers. The year-old woman is thought to have been raped by someone who had access to her room at Hacienda HealthCare, a long-term care facility for children and young adults with chronic conditions in Phoenix, Ariz. The victim had been a patient at the facility since a near-drowning in , when she was just two years old. Caregivers at Hacienda HealthCare called on Dec.
The disturbing case of an Arizona woman who gave birth despite being in a vegetative state for more than a decade is not the first of its kind, experts told NBC News. The woman, 29, delivered in December while receiving long-term care at Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix after a near-drowning incident. Authorities do not know who impregnated her and have opened a sexual assault investigation in search of her rapist.
Phoenix police arrest former nurse after woman in vegetative state gives birth
Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix has said that they will continue to work with law enforcement. Update: Nathan Sutherland, a year-old nurse at the Hacienda HealthCare facility has been arrested and charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse, according to the Associated Press. The CEO of a Phoenix, Arizona, health facility has resigned amid a police investigation into the rape and subsequent pregnancy of a female patient who has been a vegetative state for more than a decade.
The police in Phoenix have opened an investigation into allegations that a woman in a vegetative state at a private nursing facility was sexually assaulted and gave birth to a child last month, the authorities said Friday. Tommy Thompson, a spokesman at the Phoenix Police Department, said that detectives were looking into the case at the facility , which provides long-term care for people with intellectual disabilities. The woman has not been publicly identified. A spokeswoman at the Arizona Department of Health Services said that the agency was aware of the allegations and had sent inspectors to check on patients at the institution, which is about seven miles south of downtown Phoenix. The facility is part of Hacienda HealthCare , which its website describes as an organization for some Phoenix-based health care programs and services. The institution has at least 74 patient beds, according to federal records , and cares for people who have a range of developmental conditions and cognitive abilities.
US woman who gave birth in long-term care facility was not in a vegetative state, lawyer says
A horrifying story has been in headlines this week: A year-old woman in a vegetative state at the Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix gave birth to a baby boy on December The woman had been in this state for 14 years after nearly drowning. She is considered a sexual assault victim, and police are collecting DNA samples from male workers at the facility in an attempt to identify who assaulted her. While the hunt for her assailant is in progress, the case has raised the question: How could a woman who for 14 years has presumably displayed no awareness and little brain functioning conceive a child and give birth? First, it helps to know what a vegetative state is.
Nathan Sutherland, a nurse at the Phoenix-based Hacienda HealthCare long-term care facility, is accused of sexually assaulting the woman. A court filing by the family of a woman who gave birth while in a long-term vegetative condition in an Arizona nursing facility states that according to doctors who examined her, the woman had likely been pregnant before. The notice of claim also cites the findings of Dr. Nathan Sutherland , 37, a nurse at the Phoenix-based Hacienda HealthCare long-term care facility, was arrested earlier this year, and has pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse. Click here to get breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases in the True Crime Newsletter.