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An incapacitated woman who, after being a patient at a healthcare facility in Arizona for more than two decades, had been raped repeatedly and may have been impregnated before, says her lawyers.
In documents filed on Wednesday, the 29-year-old woman's lawyers say a medical examination claiming that she has suffered sexual assault. The study found the birth of a baby boy last December was "a non-nulliparous event," the documents say, which means she may have been pregnant before.
The Claim Claim, filed against the State Attorney's Office, is seeking a $ 25 million solution for victims and $ 10 million for each parent. If they do not reach an agreement within 60 days, the lawyers will bring the case to court.
These are separate cases against Nathan Sutherland, a former Hacienda HealthCare nurse, who have been accused of a number of sexual assaults and a number of vulnerable adult offenses after the DNA results matched the child's.
A Hacienda HealthCare spokesman said claims for claims were not filed with private companies. He added that the company does not expect to see a copy of the claim.
The woman has been in long-term care since suffering a near drowning at age 3.
Employees at the plant said they were shocked when the woman who could not speak or move without help went to work. Delivery prompted investigations by local and state agencies for the care of vulnerable adults at the facility.
The prosecutor's office in Arizona refused to comment, but told the NPR that it was represented by a foreign advisor.
The claim asserts that "
Documents supporting the claims in the claim include a handful of medical records from the facility describing the patient's condition in November 2017 – a year before she delivered the baby. "She can't stay without help. She can't stand / go." [She] does not make eye contact or she smiled, "the report says. It also noted that she did not respond well to easy touch and that she was" tactical defensive. "
An additional form turns out to indicate to her family that They wished that only female employees should be responsible for the woman's personal care, which includes dressing, bathing, toilet use and mens care, as well as indicating that she should have 24 hours of supervision due to physical and medical restrictions.
the documents treated the plant the woman's "smeared stomach with constipation medication and her significant weight gain by reducing her calorie intake."
In total, her lawyers say that Hacienda HealthCare missed 83 opportunities to determine that the woman was pregnant.