Patient pregnancy investigation: Family says victim communicates

Posted at 12:45 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 12:45:16-05

PHOENIX, Arizona — The family of a patient sexually assaulted at an Arizona healthcare facility is giving more insight into her condition.

A statement released by the family's attorney Tuesday says, "The victim’s parents would like to make clear that their daughter is not in a coma. She has significant intellectual disabilities as a result of seizures very early in her childhood."

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She is reportedly able to move her limbs, head and neck, make facial gestures and respond to sound.

"The important thing is that she is a beloved daughter, albeit with significant intellectual disabilities. She has feelings, likes to be read to, enjoys soft music, and is capable of responding to people she is familiar with, especially family," the statement read

The family did not give any updates on the condition of the woman's baby who was delivered in December.

On Monday, an announcement was made saying two Hacienda Healthcare physicians who were responsible for providing care to the sexual assault victim are no longer providing medical services to patients.

An internal review of Hacienda Healthcare is currently underway but there is no known time frame for the results.

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