PHOENIX — Editor's note: The above video is from a June 3 newscast
The Arizona Medical Board voted 5-4 in favor of dismissing the complaint against former Hacienda Healthcare doctor Thanh Nguyen, allowing him to continue practicing medicine in the state.
Dr. Thanh Nguyen was accused of missing signs that the incapacitated woman who gave birth after being raped at Hacienda Healthcare was pregnant.
The medical board was scheduled to dismiss the complaint against doctor Nguyen months ago, but a notice of claim filed by the woman's family put forward new information detailing alleged missteps.
There is no restriction on Dr. Nguyen's license.
Records show caregivers missed 83 signs the woman was pregnant, including:
- Missed menstrual periods
- A physician (Dr. Nguyen) reportedly saw the victim 10 times in her third trimester
- Staff noted a large and hard mass in her abdomen three times
- Staff noted her abdomen was "sticking-out" 24 times
- Noted weight gain eight times between September and December 2018
- Staff noted 12 times that her feet and legs were swelling
Dr. Nguyen became the woman's primary doctor in September of last year.
You can read more of our coverage on Hacienda Healthcare below: