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Doctor resigns, another suspended in US after woman in vegetative state gives birth

Two doctors who cared for an incapacitated woman who gave birth as a result of a sexual assault are no longer providing medical services at the long-term care centre in Phoenix.

Hacienda HealthCare said yesterday that one has resigned. The other has been suspended.

The victim in her 20s had been in Hacienda's care since she became incapacitated at age 3 after suffering a near-drowning.

She gave birth December 29.

The sexual assault triggered a police investigation and reviews by regulators.

Hacienda CEO Bill Timmons resigned after news surfaced of the assault.

Investigators gathered DNA from men who worked there.

Authorities examined an unrelated allegation that two workers there had yelled at and hit another patient, but police spokesman Tommy Thompson said investigators were unable to corroborate the allegation.

Group of doctors in a hurry down the hospital hallway for emergency
( Source: istock.com