An elderly, frail woman who was a patient at a hospital decided to shower while preparing to leave the hospital. A registered nurse assisted her with undressing then left the room. The patient took a shower in the bathroom adjoining her hospital room. The patient alleged that when she was done, the nurse was standing in the doorway between the patient’s hospital room and the hallway outside. The patient stated, “I need some help—I've got to get out of here,” several times, but the nurse did not offer to assist her. On the other hand, the nurse alleged she assisted the patient after her shower but while passing through the doorway from the restroom to the hospital room, which was not wide enough for both women to walk side by side, the patient fell. The patient broke her hip, and lost mobility and her independence. The patient sued the hospital and the nurse.