Got a Medical Question? Ask a Doctor Online!
Hello from JustAnswer.
There is no single correct answer here.
Some people will feel a sense of justice if they sue when a doctor or hospital provides negligent care. However, other people do not. This is not unique to medical negligence. There is a similar variance in opinion in any situation in which someone can be injured, such as automobile accidents.
As a general rule, the patient is the best person to be able to judge whether it is of value to sue in a case of negligence. If your father does not want to sue, that is a valid answer for many people.
However, it is also true that some people may change their minds over time and the full consequences of the negligence becomes apparent.
So, it would be appropriate to respect his preferences for now, but to also keep the lines of communication open, so that he feels comfortable bringing up the topic if he changes his mind in the future.