This morning, I was telling one of our veteran OR people about my cousin's death (at another hospital). He listened to me and, without missing a beat, said, "So they misdiagnosed her, and she exsanguinated." (I think that's how that's spelled.) Exsanguinated is a fancy word for "bled out."
As far as I know, my cousins now see their mother's death as an unavoidable event. They're not angry at anyone over it.
Financially, they're fine, so it's not like they lost their financial support. They're adults, well educated and employed, and there even should be a good size inheritance (I believe). So it's not like a lawsuit would be necessary to keep someone from being destitute.
The question then is simply what's the right thing to do in terms of justice for my late cousin and what's best for her sons.
This may occur to them anyhow, but I think they're better off not walking around with the burden of, "They killed my mom!"
My inclination is to say nothing. Or is it wrong to keep this to myself?