Woman that got pregnant in nursing home
A nursing home in Arizona made headlines in December when a woman with cognitive impairments there gave birth and in January when a nurse was arrested on suspicion of raping her after a DNA test determined he was the baby's father. Among the most shocking revelations in the court documents that INSIDER reviewed is the possibility that the year-old woman may have been pregnant before. Born in April , the woman spent the first years of her life on the San Carlos Apache Reservation with her parents and many siblings, the claim said. When she was about 2 months old, she developed seizures and was eventually diagnosed with idiopathic encephalopathy with psychomotor retardation and cortical blindness, it said. By the time she was 3, doctors recommended that her parents move her to an inpatient facility for care.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Police Investigating Nursing Home After Unexpected Birth ft. David So
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Workers at the facility were shocked when the non-verbal patient, who has been severely disabled and in an incapacitated state from the age of three, went into labour and gave birth to a baby boy last December.
According to the legal papers, obtained by Sun Online, doctors who examined her following the birth concluded that the baby "was obviously a result of a non-consensual sexual assault". They also discovered a series of old injuries that suggesting a history of sexual assault or trauma "prior to this delivery".
Shockingly, medical records also showed that this may not have been the first time the victim had been pregnant, stating an examination suggested "repeat coitus has occurred and likely this is a repeat parous event".
The victim's nurse Nathan Sutherland was arrested and charged with sexual assault earlier this year - after DNA tests showed he was the father of the woman's baby. According to the legal claim, the victim's mother had asked back in that her daughter was cared for only by female staff, but her request was ignored.
Her alleged rapist Sutherland had actually provided care for her over 1, times, including more than times overnight, the document states.
Staff at the facility allegedly missed over 83 opportunities to diagnose the pregnancy - including missed periods, "a hardened mass" in her abdomen and "significant weight gain".
Instead, the victim was treated for constipation and food was withheld from her in a bid to help her lose weight, the lawsuit reads. The patient and her mum and dad, who are all Apache Indians, are now seeking damages from the state of Arizona for the "extreme, emotional distress" they have all suffered.
Her mother has apparently "been crushed" by the revelation her daughter was so severely abused, "cries many times daily thinking about what [her daughter] experienced" and often becomes physically ill, the document reads. Meanwhile her dad "has experienced a rollercoaster of emotions - anger, shock, guilt, powerlessness and fear".
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Incapacitated Woman Gave Birth in Arizona Nursing Home: Attorneys seeking $45M from the State
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.
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Woman in Vegetative State Who Gave Birth in Facility Had Likely Been Pregnant Multiple Times: Docs
An Arizona nurse pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to raping a severely disabled woman, a crime that came to light when the victim unexpectedly gave birth in the long-term care facility where she was a patient. Sutherland , a licensed practical nurse who began working at Hacienda HealthCare Skilled Nursing Facility in Phoenix in , faces one count each of sexual assault and abuse of a vulnerable adult. Police arrested him after investigators linked him to the case through DNA evidence after the woman, who is in her 20s, went into labour on Dec. The woman, who has been disabled since very early childhood as a result of seizures, has spent most of her life in the nursing facility. Although she was initially described by authorities as comatose, her parents have said that she is capable of responding to sound and making facial gestures, and has some ability to move her limbs, head and neck. Hacienda employees were not aware that the woman was pregnant before she went into labour, police say, and were first alerted to the case when the baby was born. Police then sought DNA samples from all male employees. The baby, a boy who is being cared for by family members, is doing well, police have said. Hacienda has since retained an Indiana-based company, Benchmark Human Services, to oversee operations at the nursing facility after Arizona regulators ordered the site placed under independent management. Please see our Commenting Policy for more.
Hacienda HealthCare sexual abuse case
Two people claiming to be former employees of Hacienda Healthcare have spoken out to detail what the nursing home and its parent company are like after a patient's surprise pregnancy and birth sparked a sexual assault investigation. Phoenix, Arizona police have launched an investigation after the unnamed patient, described by Arizona's Family as a year-old Native American woman, gave birth to a baby boy on December The birth was a shock since the patient has significant intellectual disabilities. On Monday, a person claiming to have been one of the patient's primary caregivers for many years sat down for an interview with ABC 15 , saying there's no way the woman could have given consent. ABC
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. According to KPHO-TV, which broke the story, the unidentified year-old patient had been raped several times , and the staff had no idea she was pregnant until she went into labor and gave birth to a healthy baby boy on December 29th.
Nurse accused of impregnating patient in Arizona care home pleads not guilty
Late last December, a nurse at Hacienda HealthCare in Arizona panicked and called as a patient unexpectedly gave birth. The 29 year old patient, who has been in a vegetative state since age 3, delivered a healthy baby boy. A police investigation concluded that one of her caregivers, a 32 year-old male nurse, raped the patient several times and fathered the child. After giving birth in the nursing home, the victim and baby were transferred to a nearby hospital.
We need someone now! We were not prepared for it. Tommy Thompson of the Phoenix Police Department said. Thompson said that detectives had obtained buccal swabs — which are used to obtain DNA — from a number of individuals, but cautioned that it would likely take some time to identify the rapist. Paramedics were called to the facility at p.
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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. A statement released through the family's attorney, John Micheaels, on Wednesday said they were aware of the arrest but declined to comment further, asking for privacy.
The police collected the DNA of male employees of a private nursing home in Arizona this week as they broadened the investigation into allegations that a woman in a vegetative state there who gave birth to a child last month had been sexually assaulted. Tommy Thompson, a police spokesman, said at a news conference. The moves represented an escalation in the case, which on Monday prompted the resignation of the longtime chief executive of Hacienda HealthCare, the parent company of the nursing home. The police announced Friday that they had opened the investigation into the alleged assault. David Leibowitz, a spokesman for Hacienda Healthcare, said Tuesday that it welcomed the action by the police and had considered conducting voluntary genetic testing of its staff before company lawyers said that doing so would be illegal.