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Arizona, 2 doctors sued over rape of incapacitated woman

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Posted at 3:45 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 20:24:44-05

PHOENIX (AP) - The state of Arizona and two doctors were sued by the parents of an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care center.

The negligence suit said the state and doctors failed to follow the parents' request to have only female caregivers tend to their daughter.

The doctors who cared for the 30-year-old patient at Hacienda HealthCare are accused of failing to spot signs that she was carrying a baby, such as her swollen abdomen.

The pregnancy was discovered in December 2018 only after a nurse saw the boy's head during the surprise delivery.