by John Darer® CLU ChFC MSSC RSP CLTC
I beg to differ with "Farmer" Patrick Hindert's "ploughshare", that the structured settlement industry should sow the seeds of plaintiff lawyers' business by inebriating them with the Grillo legal malpractice case. To wit:
"Every plaintiff structured settlement broker and settlement planner who sells structured settlements should be familiar with the Grillo case and use it help educate plaintiff attorneys about their potential liability for not advising their clients about structured settlements" [S2KM Blog September 9, 2015]
Here are my self-explanatory prior posts on the subject:
Structured Settlements and Grillo Pad-ding by Settlement Planners February 20, 2014
"Failing to Structure Lost All Medicaid AND Medicare Benefits Until Minor Turned Age 18" A Pink Elephant!? June 15, 2011
While it's certainly wise for lawyers to have their own qualified expert, perhaps its better for structured settlement consultants to add value in other ways than trying to get bad ass plaintiff lawyers that stare down the gun barrels of giant defendants and insurance companies to respond to "Grillo-Pad-ding"? Furthermore, the obvious question to be begged is, if there were any other legal malpractice decisions other than Grillo in the last 20, 15, 10 or 5 years, where are they?
Attorneys fleeing Grillo toting structured settlement consultant?
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