A Dose Of Reality For Medical Malpractice Reform

“But the belief stated by the Institute of Medicine and echoed by many others—that malpractice litigation cannot coexist with patient safety innovations—has proven false. The conventional wisdom is that the secrecy surrounding malpractice litigation impairs efforts to have open conversations about error. Although this appears to have once been true, the openness and transparency promoted by the patient…
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Caps on Jury Awards

Have you heard about caps on jury awards? A cap limits what a jury can do to help an injured person, no matter how terrible and life altering the injury. Caps discriminate against retired people, stay at home moms and children. Watch this video about a woman whose entire face was scarred by her surgeon for example of why caps do not work.

Divorce Finance Tips

Divorce Finance Tips Divorcing Couples Can Avoid the 10% Penalty on Retirement Fund Early Withdrawal When couples divorce, there is often a retirement fund that needs to be split. This can be anexcellent source for a down-payment on another house. Under normal circumstances, however, these funds are subject to a 10% penalty by the IRS…
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Dead By Mistake

“Experts estimate that a staggering 98,000 people die from preventable medical errors each year. More Americans die each month of preventable medical injuries than died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.” www.deadbymistake.com

Divorce is Major Factor in College Financing

Divorce is Major Factor in College Financing By Kevin Worthley, CFP®, CDFA™ (Published in the Newport Daily News, June 20, 2009) This past week I was speaking with divorce attorneys on the benefits of pre-divorce financial planning and how the financial consequences of a particular settlement could make a large difference to their clients after…
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