• attorney May 23, 2019

    Claim Seeks $45M for Incapacitated Woman Who Gave Birth

    Lawyers for an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility have filed a $45 million notice of claim against the state, saying she may have been impregnated before. The claim, which is a precursor to a lawsuit, also alleges the woman was raped repeatedly before giving birth last December. A former licensed...

  • Phoenix May 1, 2019

    Arizona Grants License for Care Facility Where Rape Occurred

    A Phoenix long-term care facility where an incapacitated woman was raped and then gave birth now has a state license to operate. Hacienda HealthCare on Tuesday said the Arizona Department of Health Services approved the license last week and it is valid for 11 months. Hacienda is the first intermediate care facility in Arizona to be licensed since the 1990s,...

  • Phoenix Feb 8, 2019

    Long-Term Care Rape in Arizona Spurs Video Surveillance Push

    Arizona is trying to catch up to 10 states with laws allowing electronic monitoring and other technology aimed at deterring abuse of vulnerable people at long-term care facilities, following the rape of an incapacitated Phoenix woman who later gave birth. Cameras are most commonly used, but they pose privacy issues, and advocates and experts disagree about their effectiveness. Some say...

  • attorney Feb 5, 2019

    Nurse Pleads Not Guilty in Rape of Incapacitated Woman That Led to Pregnancy

    A nurse accused of raping an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a long-term care facility in Phoenix pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a sexual assault charge. The hearing for Nathan Sutherland Tuesday only lasted a few minutes, with him identifying himself and stating his date of birth. He pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual assault and abuse...

  • attorney Jan 23, 2019

    Man Arrested in Case of Incapacitated Woman Who Gave Birth

    A man was arrested by Phoenix police on charges of sexual assault and vulnerable adult abuse. The suspect, 36-year-old Nathan Sutherland, was a nurse at the facility where an incapacitated woman gave birth on Dec. 29.

  • attorney Jan 24, 2019

    Nurse Arrested in Rape of Incapacitated Woman Who Gave Birth

    A nurse who was supposed to be looking after an incapacitated woman at a long-term health care facility has been accused of raping her, weeks after the patient stunned her caregivers and family by giving birth to a baby boy , Phoenix police said Wednesday. Investigators arrested Nathan Sutherland, a licensed practical nurse, on suspicion of one count of sexual...

  • NBC Jan 22, 2019

    Doctor Resigns, Another Suspended at Facility Where Woman in Vegetative State Gave Birth

    One doctor was suspended and another resigned from a long-term care facility in Arizona after a woman in a vegetative state gave birth there last month, the facility said Monday. The unidentified physicians were responsible for the woman’s care, Hacienda HealthCare said in a brief statement reported by NBC News. The company’s former CEO, Bill Timmons, resigned on Jan. 7,...

  • lawyer Jan 10, 2019

    Family Says it Will Care for Baby Born to Comatose Woman

    An Arizona woman in a vegetative state who was sexually assaulted at a long-term care facility and had a baby is recovering at a hospital along with her child, authorities said Wednesday. Commenting for the first time on the investigation since the Dec. 29 birth came to light, Phoenix police said finding a suspect is a top priority. Police are...

  • spokesman Jan 9, 2019

    Family of Woman in Vegetative State Outraged After Baby Born

    Police served a search warrant Tuesday to get DNA from all male employees at a long-term care facility in Phoenix where a patient who had been in a vegetative state for years gave birth, triggering reviews by state agencies and putting a spotlight on safety concerns for patients who are severely disabled or incapacitated. Hacienda HealthCare said it welcomed the...

  • Arizona Jan 4, 2019

    Police Investigating Arizona Care Facility After Report That Patient in Vegetative State Gave Birth

    Police in Arizona are investigating a long-term care facility after a report, based on a single anonymous source, that a woman who has been in a vegetative state for at least a decade gave birth. Phoenix police would only say that “the matter is currently under investigation,” when asked about the report of a patient in a vegetative state at...

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