Legal Malpractice From Failing To Recommend A Structured Settlement?
Andrew Lavott Bluestone posted an interesting article on the New York Attorney Malpractice Blog today. The article here (which according to Bluestone came from a structured company's website) argues that the legal malpractice case Grillo v. Pettiete, which settled before a judge rendered an opinion, demonstrates a new area of legal malpractice litigation. According to the article, the case exemplifies that there can be legal malpractice when an attorney fails to advise a client on the positive aspects of a structured settlement over a lump sum settlement for a personal injury plaintiff.
As there there are other perils that potentially await a plaintiff attorney who doesn't consult a structured settlement broker or settlement planner it's a good business practice to consult one