This Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, photo shows Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix. (AP/Ross D. Franklin)
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Police have served a search warrant to get DNA from all male employees at a long-term care facility in Phoenix where a patient who was in a vegetative state for years gave birth, triggering reviews by state agencies and putting a spotlight on safety concerns for severely disabled or incapacitated patients.Hacienda HealthCare, the company that owns the facility, said Tuesday that it welcomed the DNA testing of employees.A spokesman for Hacienda HealthCare said investigators served a search warrant Tuesday to obtain DNA samples from all male staffers.The state's online complaint database for care facilities shows multiple complaints about Hacienda de Los Angeles going back to 2013 .One complaint from December 2013 outlines an allegation that a staff member made inappropriate sexual comments about four patients two months earlier.Martin Solomon, a personal injury attorney in Phoenix whose clients are mostly vulnerable adult victims of abuse and neglect, said a lawyer representing this woman should call for all pertinent medical records, a list of current and ex-employees and any past litigation involving Hacienda. It would be the police who would lead DNA testing to figure out who fathered the baby, Solomon said.
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