Being awarded the money and getting the money aren't the same thing.
Right. At least in the US the 3.7 million could be a fantasy award. Insurance would only cover some of it and collecting the rest would usually be impossible and result in a bankruptcy.
And, the survivors are *teenagers* in the Sea Org, which implies Scientologist parents.
So getting the money may be hard, but dwarfed by the likelihood of *keeping* it. Which could be tragic for the kid with the brain damage.