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Asset Protection: Do You Have an Umbrella Plan

Posted by Larry Jones on Dec 4, 2018 9:30:00 AM

A Night to Remember

Ed and June Griswald are fairly affluent. They are conscientious parents of two teenage children, Bianca, age 17 and Carl, 18. One evening, Ed and June come into possession of two tickets to watch Duke and Carolina play a basketball game. The game is two hours from home. They decide to attend, and on a Friday evening, they travel to the stadium to watch the game. It promises to be a great game, and they intend to get a hotel room for the night after the game, and return home the next morning. They have no concerns about their two angelic children. They know that they'll probably watch a movie on TV and go to bed by 10.

Twenty minutes after they leave for the game, the friends of Carl and Bianca begin arriving. There is a well-stocked liquor cabinet at the Griswald home, which the angelic kids soon locate. The next few hours are spent in great fellowship and revelry, and a good time is had by all. 

After the game (where Carolina handily trounced Duke using only their third string players, 105 to 40), Ed decides to cancel the hotel and travel on home. About an hour away, June calls her two little angels just to make sure they aren't worried about them, and tells them they'll be there soon.

Panic ensues at the home of Griswald as the ne're-do-wells leave the scene. Unfortunately, one of the teenage drivers, having had way too much to drink, loses control of his car on the way home, and crashes into a telephone pole. He ends up with a broken spine, and is paralyzed from the neck down. Local attorneys go into a frenzy.

By the time they have finished with the Griswald family, and after their homeowners and car insurance policies have paid off, they are still on the hook for over $1.5 million dollars!

It was a night to remember.

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Physician: Will asset protection really increase the quality of your care?

Posted by Larry Jones on Nov 1, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Litigation vs Healthcare

America has become, perhaps, the most lawsut happy nation in the history of the world. Nobody is more aware of that fact than a physician. The cost of becoming a doctor is high from a financial point of view. After an undergraduate education, post-grad, medical school, internships and residencies, the typical medical graduate begins his or her career in a deep hole. But after that, it's easy street for them, right?

Well, maybe not. After all, with five attorneys chasing every ambulance, running class-action lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies and medical practices, even years after the procedure was done, it's not inconceivable that a physician could build a successful practice and then see it destroyed in a courtroom. I myself once sat on a jury where damages were being sought against an OB-GYN physician years after the baby was born. Every day for three weeks that doctor sat in the courtroom, and eventually was acquitted. Do you think the quality of care she delivered during that three-week period suffered? Of course it did.

The point I'm trying to make is that the threat of being sued is one of the largest concerns that a physician has. They are keenly aware that one mistake can erase everything they've ever worked for? How would you like that deal in your career?

 

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Topics: asset protection

Asset Protection Basics: Do You Have an Umbrella Plan

Posted by Larry Jones on Nov 23, 2017 9:30:00 AM

A Night to Remember

Ed and June Griswald are fairly affluent. They are conscientious parents of two teenage children, Bianca, age 17 and Carl, 18. One evening, Ed and June come into possession of two tickets to watch Duke and Carolina play a basketball game. The game is two hours from home. They decide to attend, and on a Friday evening, they travel to the stadium to watch the game. It promises to be a great game, and they intend to get a hotel room for the night after the game, and return home the next morning. They have no concerns about their two angelic children. They know that they'll probably watch a movie on TV and go to bed by 10.

Twenty minutes after they leave for the game, the friends of Carl and Bianca begin arriving. There is a well-stocked liquor cabinet at the Griswald home, which the angelic kids soon locate. The next few hours are spent in great fellowship and revelry, and a good time is had by all. 

After the game (where Carolina handily trounced Duke using only their third string players, 105 to 40), Ed decides to cancel the hotel and travel on home. About an hour away, June calls her two little angels just to make sure they aren't worried about them, and tells them they'll be there soon.

Panic ensues at the home of Griswald as the ne're-do-wells leave the scene. Unfortunately, one of the teenage drivers, having had way too much to drink, loses control of his car on the way home, and crashes into a telephone pole. He ends up with a broken spine, and is paralyzed from the neck down. Local attorneys go into a frenzy.

By the time they have finished with the Griswald family, and after their homeowners and car insurance policies have paid off, they are still on the hook for over $1.5 million dollars!

It was a night to remember.

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Topics: asset protection

Physicians: Will asset protection really increase the quality of your care?

Posted by Larry Jones on Nov 7, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Litigation vs Healthcare

America has become, perhaps, the most lawsut happy nation in the history of the world. Nobody is more aware of that fact than a physician. The cost of becoming a doctor is high from a financial point of view. After an undergraduate education, post-grad, medical school, internships and residencies, the typical medical graduate begins his or her career in a deep hole. But after that, it's easy street for them, right?

Well, maybe not. After all, with five attorneys chasing every ambulance, running class-action lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies and medical practices, even years after the procedure was done, it's not inconceivable that a physician could build a successful practice and then see it destroyed in a courtroom. I myself once sat on a jury where damages were being sought against an OB-GYN physician years after the baby was born. Every day for three weeks that doctor sat in the courtroom, and eventually was acquitted. Do you think the quality of care she delivered during that three-week period suffered? Of course it did.

The point I'm trying to make is that the threat of being sued is one of the largest concerns that a physician has. They are keenly aware that one mistake can erase everything they've ever worked for? How would you like that deal in your career?

 

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Topics: asset protection

Asset Protection Basics: the Umbrella Plan

Posted by Larry Jones on Nov 29, 2016 9:30:00 AM

A Night to Remember

Ed and June Griswald are fairly affluent. They are conscientious parents of two teenage children, Bianca, age 17 and Carl, 18. One evening, Ed and June come into possession of two tickets to watch Duke and Carolina play a basketball game. The game is two hours from home. They decide to attend, and on a Friday evening, they travel to the stadium to watch the game. It promises to be a great game, and they intend to get a hotel room for the night after the game, and return home the next morning. They have no concerns about their two angelic children. They know that they'll probably watch a movie on TV and go to bed by 10.

Twenty minutes after they leave for the game, the friends of Carl and Bianca begin arriving. There is a well-stocked liquor cabinet at the Griswald home, which the angelic kids soon locate. The next few hours are spent in great fellowship and revelry, and a good time is had by all. 

After the game (where Carolina handily trounced Duke using only their third string players, 105 to 40), Ed decides to cancel the hotel and travel on home. About an hour away, June calls her two little angels just to make sure they aren't worried about them, and tells them they'll be there soon.

Panic ensues at the home of Griswald as the ne're-do-wells leave the scene. Unfortunately, one of the teenage drivers, having had way too much to drink, loses control of his car on the way home, and crashes into a telephone pole. He ends up with a broken spine, and is paralyzed from the neck down. Local attorneys go into a frenzy.

By the time they have finished with the Griswald family, and after their homeowners and car insurance policies have paid off, they are still on the hook for over $1.5 million dollars!

It was a night to remember.

Read More

Topics: asset protection

Physicians: Will asset protection increase the quality of your care?

Posted by Larry Jones on Nov 8, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Litigation vs Healthcare

America has become, perhaps, the most lawsut happy nation in the history of the world. Nobody is more aware of that fact than a physician. The cost of becoming a doctor is high from a financial point of view. After an undergraduate education, post-grad, medical school, internships and residencies, the typical medical graduate begins his or her career in a deep hole. But after that, it's easy street for them, right?

Well, maybe not. After all, with five attorneys chasing every ambulance, running class-action lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies and medical practices, even years after the procedure was done, it's not inconceivable that a physician could build a successful practice and then see it destroyed in a courtroom. I myself once sat on a jury where damages were being sought against an OB-GYN physician years after the baby was born. Every day for three weeks that doctor sat in the courtroom, and eventually was acquitted. Do you think the quality of care she delivered during that three-week period suffered? Of course it did.

The point I'm trying to make is that the threat of being sued is one of the largest concerns that a physician has. They are keenly aware that one mistake can erase everything they've ever worked for? How would you like that deal in your career?

 

Read More

Topics: asset protection

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