Very possibly. If you mother was a fall risk, which it sounds like she was, the hospital needed to implement fall prevention measures to protect your mother. I think you definitely have a case that deserves further investigation.
You may have a case. It is essential to hire an attorney right away to investigate the fall and all circumstances surrounding the same.
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You may have a case. It is important that you speak with a personal injury/medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. They will need to review the medical records to fully determine the possibility of the case. The sooner the better.
Best of luck.
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Firstly, I am sorry to hear about your mother. I hope she fully recovers. The hospital may be responsible. The facts and circumstances must be fully investigated. Speak with an attorney who handles hospital malpractice matters.
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You've received excellent advise. All I can emphasis is that the sooner you act the better. Good luck.
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Its impossible to give a good opinion at this point without more details and the medical records. One of the tricky things with medical malpractice is that you can have a bad result when the doctor does everything right, and a good result when the doctor does everything wrong. Either way, you don't have a case. That said, there are numerous fall precautions and policies that every hospital has. If they violated their own policies, you may have a good case on the fall. If the delay between the fall and the treatment was a breach and the delay caused the coma or other damage, you may have a case. Again, you need the medical records and have them reviewed by a medical malpractice attorney and probably a medical expert.
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