A sex abuse investigation is underway in Phoenix after a woman in a vegetative state in a healthcare facility for 10 years gave birth.
Staff at the facility had been giving round the clock care to the female patient, according to AZ Family.
She gave birth on December 29 after apparently being raped at the facility some months earlier.
A source added that: ‘None of the staff were aware that she was pregnant until she was pretty much giving birth.’
Reports indicated that confused staff heard the woman moaning before she gave birth to the child.
Her vegetative state is a result of an incident in which she nearly drowned ten years ago.
As a result of the incident, male staff members wanting to enter the room of a female patient must be accompanied by a female staff member.
The facility issued a statement to AZ Family and said it has been in business in the valley for over 50 years and ‘has an outstanding reputation providing high quality specialized care for our patients’.
We trust that health care providers will look after not only our own welfare, but that of our children and loved ones. We expect them to be places of care, rather than abuse. Sadly, sexual predators are everywhere and prey on vulnerable people seeking medical attention.
Our Florida Sexual Abuse Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton routinely represent victims that are sexually abused in nursing homes, hospitals, doctor’s offices, and other health care facilities. Health care facilities are rampant with sexual abuse. It is the facilities’ job to prevent sexual assault and abuse from happening. State law also dictates how these facilities are supposed to supervise patients, such as regular bed checks. As this case shows, these guidelines are often violated.
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