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Arizona, 2 Doctors Sued Over Rape Of Incapacitated Woman

(AP Photo/Matt York)

The state of Arizona and two doctors are named in a lawsuit filed by the parents of an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care center.

The negligence lawsuit 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 baby during the surprise delivery.

A former nurse at the facility faces criminal charges in the case.

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