Events involving applications for compensation or filing a complaint in a MRSA case in Finland by patients or family members were studied for over a twenty-year period. The number of cases found was 305. Of the applications, only 7% resulted in compensation, and none of the complaints led to a change in decision. The discontentment was more commonly associated with the possible MRSA-induced impairment of the given treatment or limitations in freedom than with the fear of the direct health effects of the infection. In order to avoid problems, essential aspects include an intimate knowledge of guidelines among those working in the treatment and care sector, and proper informing of the patients about the effects of MRA on life.