911 audio shows shock, panic after comatose woman gave birth

The Hacienda Health Care facility in Phoenix Arizona shown in an image taken last week

The Hacienda Health Care facility in Phoenix Arizona shown in an image taken last week

Her family, who are members of the San Carlos Apache tribe in south-eastern Arizona, said in a statement through their lawyer that they will care for the baby boy.

A lawyer for the woman's family said they were outraged at the "neglect of their daughter" and asked for privacy.

Hacienda "will accept nothing less than a full accounting of this absolutely horrifying situation, an unprecedented case that has devastated everyone involved, from the victim and her family to Hacienda staff at every level of our organization", Gary Orman, a member of Hacienda's board of directors, said in the statement.

He also said that anyone who knew about the pregnancy but failed to report it could face charges. As a company, we welcome this development in the ongoing police investigation.

Phoenix police have said little about the investigation, and did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for comment.

Its chief executive resigned earlier this week.

Today, the San Carlos Apache Tribe (the "Tribe") learned of the tragic circumstances surrounding [redacted], an enrolled member of the Tribe.

Police have yet to make any arrests, and it is still unclear how many samples have been collected.

She went into labor several days after Christmas, with a shocked on-call nurse helping deliver a healthy baby boy. People with disabilities are sexually abused at nearly three times the rate of the general population, according to disability rights organizations (other groups say rates of sexual assault and rape are twice as high for those with disabilities; either way, people who live with disabilities are targeted for sexual abuse more often than those without).

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Tribe chairman Terry Rambler spoke on behalf of the tribe in saying he was "deeply shocked and horrified".

Phoenix police obtained search warrants for the samples, Hacienda HealthCare confirmed Tuesday.

Hacienda HealthCare has promised to work with authorities and welcomed planned DNA tests of employees.

After the reports, the Arizona Department of Health Services said new safety measures have been implemented, including increased staff presence during any patient interaction, more monitoring of patient care areas and additional security measures involving visitors. "We also don't have required training for providers", McFadden said.

Records posted to the Medicare website indicate that the facility received a "below average" rating from health inspectors in 2017. When her belly began swelling, workers at the care facility in Brighton, New York, tested her for intestinal blockages but later determined through DNA testing that she had been assaulted by a nursing assistant, who was found guilty of rape and imprisoned.

New details about the woman in a coma who gave birth have been revealed in court documents from 2009.

The notion that none of the woman's caregivers knew she was pregnant has drawn skepticism.

NY state subsequently passed "Kathy's Law" in 1998, which imposed stiffer penalties for health care workers found guilty of abusing patients in nursing homes.

She was injured in a drowning incident over ten years ago and has been in a coma since.

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