My father 2 years ago was at the hospital for a bad GI bleed. He was stable but lost a lot of blood. My mother asked if she could please stay over night and be with him and they said she had to leave. Well the next day my father tells her that he fell while he was in the bathroom and that he called out but nobody came. He called out and then he doesn't even remember how long he was on the floor, he was unconscious, he hit his head, he had a big scrape on his back, and had a huge bruise, the fall was so hard even the stand with his information that he was connected to broke. My mom had seen nurses while at the hospital, WHILE WORKING on their phone. She also said after she asked if he had fallen that the nurses response was “unfortunately he did fall.” My father has back problems now. Isn’t it there duty to be there? To check? What if my father had died? Can I file a lawsuit against that hospital for Malpractice? Can I ask them if they even reported the fall at all? How much can I sue them for? The hospital by the way was The Ventura County Hospital in Ventura Ca.