In most cases, the compensation obtained in a medical malpractice lawsuit is of great financial help to the injured patient or the family that has suffered a loss. But a medical malpractice lawsuit is also a legal mechanism for holding individuals or institutions that cause harm accountable. Problems that lead to serious medical errors are often systemic problems, such as improper policies and procedures at a hospital or medical center. Lawsuits can also expose individuals who are negligent or incompetent. A medical malpractice lawsuit that focuses attention on a problem could save others from losses like yours in the future.
If I don’t want to relive my loss, and I don’t need money, is there any need for me to pursue a medical malpractice claim?