It is a terrible moment for anyone, when they have to consider the fact that their doctor, surgeon, or other medical professional has made a mistake. It is all the more unfortunate because that mistake has likely had a shattering effect on the lives of the victim and their friends and family.
Whatever the case may be, victims of medical malpractice face new and difficult realities. From permanent disabilities or disfigurements to the death of a loved one their old version of "normal" is shattered. On top of these negative effects, there are very real and very expensive financial hardships associated with the mistake that was made. All of this can make for a very overwhelming "new reality" for victims.
At some point, people who find themselves in these situations will want things to return to how they were before. They may want justice. They may want accountability. They may want relief from the financial hardship they have been subjected to. It could very likely be some combination of all of this that they are looking for and unfortunately this is just the start of a difficult process.