• NBC Jan 22, 2019

    Doctor Resigns, Another Suspended at Facility Where Woman in Vegetative State Gave Birth

    One doctor was suspended and another resigned from a long-term care facility in Arizona after a woman in a vegetative state gave birth there last month, the facility said Monday. The unidentified physicians were responsible for the woman’s care, Hacienda HealthCare said in a brief statement reported by NBC News. The company’s former CEO, Bill Timmons, resigned on Jan. 7,...

  • spokesman Jan 9, 2019

    Family of Woman in Vegetative State Outraged After Baby Born

    Police served a search warrant Tuesday to get DNA from all male employees at a long-term care facility in Phoenix where a patient who had been in a vegetative state for years gave birth, triggering reviews by state agencies and putting a spotlight on safety concerns for patients who are severely disabled or incapacitated. Hacienda HealthCare said it welcomed the...

  • Arizona Jan 4, 2019

    Police Investigating Arizona Care Facility After Report That Patient in Vegetative State Gave Birth

    Police in Arizona are investigating a long-term care facility after a report, based on a single anonymous source, that a woman who has been in a vegetative state for at least a decade gave birth. Phoenix police would only say that “the matter is currently under investigation,” when asked about the report of a patient in a vegetative state at...

  • NBC Jun 20, 2017

    Experts Say Infection, Blood Clot Could Have Killed Otto Warmbier

    Neurologists are lending their expert opinion to help explain what may have led to the death of Otto Warmbier, saying an infection or blood clot could have killed him, NBC News reported. Warmbier’s family said he died Monday just days after returning from North Korea, when doctors described his state as “unresponsive wakefulness,” or a persistent vegetative state. Neurologists suggested...

  • The Associated Press May 6, 2016

    ‘Solar Kids': Pakistan Brothers Become Paralyzed Each Night

    The two brothers have come to be known as the “solar kids” and their case has completely mystified Pakistani doctors. Ages 9 and 13, the boys are normal active children during the day. But once the sun goes down, they both lapse into a vegetative state — unable to move or talk. Javed Akram, a professor of medicine at the...

  • The Associated Press May 4, 2016

    School Employee Hangs 5-Year-Old Boy From Chalkboard

    The grandmother of a 5-year-old special needs student from Georgia is upset after a paraprofessional allegedly hung the boy from his clothing on a hook above the chalkboard April 28. According to the grandmother, Tracy Davis, the teacher and another paraprofessional watched and did nothing. “There is nothing that justifies this,” said Davis. The Rockdale County school superintendent is taking…

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