My dad was attacked by a psychiatric patient that was in a locked ward and somehow managed to get free and ended up in his room. He punched my dad on his face, head, ears and threw him on the floor and kicked him. 3 of the nursing staff and another patient suffered injuries also but none as severe as dads. Dad has liver and right kidney cancer and the kicks to his abdomen seem to have sped up his cancer symptoms. (jaundice, ammonia levels much higher, abdomen now painful and swollen,no appetite and lots of confusion) He would probably be awarded something but he has been on medicaid for the last 4 yrs which paid for his nh stays and his home health care. I wonder if there is any reason to pursue a lawsuit on his behalf. I will be doing everything pertaining to this as I am his POA. .