Woman In Coma Has Given Birth To Healthy Baby Boy: Should The Entire Staff Get Fired?

A woman in a long coma has given birth to a healthy baby boy. Who should be held responsible for this scandal?

source: People

Authorities in Arizona are investigating a very disturbing case where a young woman, who has been in a vegetative state for multiple years, gave birth to a healthy baby boy while being cared for at a facility in Phoenix.

Bill Timmons, the chief executive officer of Hacienda Healthcare, has resigned after the news was made public.

According to a statement released by the Hacienda HealthCare, the unnamed patient is 29 years old, and nurses understood that she was pregnant and going in labor after she started moaning to the labor pain.

A person with knowledge of the story told AZFamily: “None of the staff were aware that she was pregnant until she was pretty much-giving birth. From what I’ve been told she was moaning. And they didn’t know what was wrong with her.”

The baby was born on December 29.

The woman, who is a Native American, is a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and has been in a vegetative state for more than 10 years after a near-drowning accident.

Hacienda HealthCare said they are cooperating with the police "to uncover the facts in this deeply disturbing, but unprecedented situation."

San Carlos Apache Chairman Terry Rambler issued a statement addressing the shocking matter saying: "On behalf of the tribe, I am deeply shocked and horrified at the treatment of one of our members."

The official added: "When you have a loved one committed to palliative care, when they are most vulnerable and dependent upon others, you trust their caretakers. Sadly, one of her caretakers was not to be trusted and took advantage of her. It is my hope that justice will be served."

Advocates for the disabled or incapacitated revealed that Arizona needs to do better pertaining to allegations of sexual abuse in group settings.

Erica McFadden, the executive director of the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, said: "I think when you've had somebody who's had multiple allegations from different parties, there has to be some way to track that." 

What should be done to the culprits?