It sounds like you need to consult with a medical malpractice attorney in your area to really evaluate the facts of the case. It appears that you may have a claim if you can show that the hospital/medical staff acted outside of the standard of care -- that is what other health care professionals of the same training would have done in a similar incident. I hope your mother is ok. Be aware that these types of claims have a small window of time to act, so dont delay. Best of luck.
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I am sorry to hear what your mother has gone through. The nursing standard of care requires the nursing staff to monitor and assist patients, and it certainly appears that their inattentive lack of care caused your mother injury. Based on what you have said, I believe that you should contact a qualified medical malpractice attorney to evaluate your case.
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I'm sorry to hear about your mother's accident, and a nurse should have been there for her. Retain a local med mal lawyer to investigate.
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I am sorry about what happened to your mother.
Yes, you can sue. The Texas constitution guarantees all citizens free access to our courts. Anyone can sue anyone, at any time, anywhere, for any reason and for any amount of money, all without first proving anything to anyone. However, filing a lawsuit and winning one are two entirely different things.
I suggest that you promptly consult a Dallas plaintiffs' lawyer who is certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Medical malpractice is a sub-specialty of personal injury trial. A link to the Board's website appears below.