Trial begins in nursing home rape and pregnancy tragedy in Boston

The trial began in the civil case against SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation-Town Manor, where 8 years ago a woman was raped and impregnated by a nurse’s aid and subsequently delivered a brain-damaged baby.

The suit alleges negligent failure to detect the pregnancy on the part of the nursing home staff. The state Department of Public Health recommended that the nursing home tighten its employment practices. The three-month review determined that the facility had provided ”appropriate care” to the woman but failed to do a background check on the nurse’s aid who was convicted of rape in 2000.

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