My mother, at 81, has been in and out of the hospital about a dozen times in the last 3 months. She has cancer, and hasn't too much longer to live. She was taken to hospital about 6 weeks ago, and she stayed for about 10 days. During that time they didn't let her shower, and they didn't give her any sponge baths either. Finally, after about a week she went to the bathroom using her walker, and tried to wash herself, since they were neglecting her. She fell and was severely bruised. They said nothing was wrong with her and discharged her shortly after.
Well, she was taken to a different hospital this week and they found the injuries she suffered in the fall. They are:
5 fractured ribs
5 fractured vertebrea in her spine
2 fractures in her pelvic bone, one on the left and one on the right.
I'm seriously considering a lawsuit here. Does anyone have any experience with this sort of thing?