This is a great concept. It appears there is no more financial risk than when giving a donation. By holding a unit it the case it will make people feel very much part of the case and interested in keeping up to date with what happens. It also means funding from people who are not JWs will be easier to collect.
There needs to be an end to religious quakery in medical advice and if wealthy religious groups find that individuals can easily raise money to sue them they will be less likely to force followers adher to decrees they have no right giving. This unit concept must have the WTS terrified, regardless of whether they think they can beat Lawrence. It sets the precendence for numerous cases to afford to come forward where the WTS/elder/hospital liaison committee has given advice that blatantly caused a persons death. You can be certain that the WTS will not be issuing binding medical advice in any new area from now on, and there will be further easing of the blood doctrine in the near future.