ANSWER: That is your decision to make in consultation with your medical care providers. Since this does not involve a legal issue it would be inappropriate for us to give advice regarding your medical care, other than to explain how it may affect your legal rights. Our basic answer to this question is to tell you should never do or not do anything simply because you may have a legal claim or pending lawsuit. Any medical decision you make should be done without regard to your legal rights. After all, your health is the issue and not the legal consequences arising from anything that affected it.