Woman got pregnant in nursing home
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. Due to their alleged failure to notice her pregnancy, staff allegedly prescribed laxatives for the mass in her stomach and reduced her calorie intake in response to her weight gain.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Families furious after woman in vegetative state gives birth at nursing facility
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Incapacitated Woman Gave Birth in Arizona Nursing Home: Attorneys seeking $45M from the State
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.
As a result of a near drowning experience in , the victim is described as non-verbal and generally unresponsive. However, she does experience pain and can respond to her surroundings with a groan or a smile. According to the notice of claim, the nursing home missed 83 opportunities to diagnose the pregnancy. A doctor saw the patient at least 10 times during her third trimester. Hacienda HealthCare was entrusted to give the patient around-the-clock care.
Not only did they overlook the signs of repeated sexual abuse the hospital reported, which allowed for it to continue, but they also failed to detect her pregnancy. There are many forms of abuse in nursing homes, to both younger and elderly patients.
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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. As a result of a near drowning experience in , the victim is described as non-verbal and generally unresponsive.
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".
Police Collect DNA From Nursing Home Workers After Rape of Patient in Coma
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.
Woman in 14-Year Coma Gives Birth in Arizona
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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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.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Woman raped while in vegetative state gives birth in nursing home
An incapacitated female patient in Arizona who gave birth although no one at her long-term care center realized she was pregnant was "violently and repeatedly raped" and may have been impregnated before, the family claims in court documents. The examination found lacerations that were old and already healed that were "not caused as a result of this delivery," the court document says. The woman had been in care at the Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix since she was 3 years old in , after she was diagnosed with brain damage with psychomotor retardation and partial to total blindness, the notice of claim says. A Hacienda staff member who had been her caretaker, Nathan Sutherland, was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and vulnerable adult abuse in January. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
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. 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. Sadly, one of her caretakers was not to be trusted and took advantage of her.
The Hacienda HealthCare sexual abuse case was a high-profile sexual abuse case involving a disabled woman in a persistent vegetative state who was allegedly raped many times and impregnated by a male nurse at the Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix, Arizona , United States. Although the investigation took place in , the sexual abuse was long-term, and may have had gone unnoticed for years. Other well-known pregnancies involving sexually abused vegetative and comatose female patients have also been reported in New York in , Massachusetts in , and Argentina in