Discovering inherited or familial diseases may help families through early diagnosis and treatment and in family planning.
?Discovering an infectious disease, for example, tuberculosis, may lead to early diagnosis and treatment of other family members and close contacts.
?Uncovering evidence of a work-related hazard may lead to compensation for the family.
?Providing crucial evidence for the settling of insurance claims or death benefits may result in benefits for the family.
?Finding a specific cause of death may simply ease the stress of the unknown.
Finding that diagnosis and treatment was appropriate may be comforting to the family.