Unfortunately, the civil system does not allow a jury to award anything other than monetary damages. While we never expect a person or institute to change a condition that presented a danger, every once in while it happens. A few of the changes we feel can take credit for are:
A hospital changing their protocol for the administration of anti-coagulation medications.
Criminal charges brought against reckless driver.
A doctor who will not prescribe a Quinolone to a patient who is on Coumadin therapy.
No one wants to bring or be involved in a lawsuit. One of the common factors we hear from our clients is that they have chosen to pursue a lawsuit solely because they don’t want anyone else to have to go through what they have had to endure because of the negligent acts of others. From time to time these miracles happen.