involved in a law suit Hi Kathi, I completely respect your decision. I am only offering my experience in case it might interest you. If you want further information you can PM me. I, along with several other patients, was infected with Hepatitis C in a medical clinic run by a very supportive and knowledgeable doctor while getting an IV treatment he recommended. It was through a sloppy error of one of the nurses. We can pinpoint the day it happened. I resisted contacting a lawyer even when everyone else did. Finally this doctor said directly to me that I needed to get a lawyer and file a lawsuit against him and his clinic. There was a medical settlement. This did not harm this doctor or his reputation at all, even though his insurance company settled. There are errors that are made in good faith, and then there are errors that should never happen. This error was this doctor's responsibility but not his fault. The nurse, however, was at fault for gross negligence. As things were settled out of court and there was no trial, a settlement was agreed to but no acknowledgment of wrongdoing was ever stated by the two insurance companies. I received excellent (though extremely difficult) treatment for Hepatitis C and no longer test positive. I continue on good terms with this doctor. Also with the lawyer who fought for me. As to the personal cost to us physically by being involved in a complex legal issue, you will have to weigh that for yourself. It was anything but easy for me, but it turned out to be necessary and I'm glad I followed this doctor's advice. Best to you, Kathi.