Penny-Wise and Pound-Foolish

Q:  All of a sudden, I don’t seem to be able to lift my arms and my speech is slurred.  What should I do?
A:  There are numerous books and software that can help you diagnose your own medical condition.   A doctor doesn’t need to be brought in; but if you become unconscious and don’t have life or disability insurance, then you’d be foolish
not to have a doctor look over your unconscious body.

Apparently in the legal arena, this kind of advice is perfectly fine.  Look here.

P.S.  If you have the above symptoms, go to the nearest emergency room.  You could have a stroke, I’ve been told by a DOCTOR.

About Imke Ratschko

Imke Ratschko is a New York Attorney helping small businesses, business owners and entrepreneurs with all things "Small Business Law," such as litigation, contracts, business owner disputes, shareholder and operating agreements, sale or purchase of a business, investors, and starting a business. You can reach her at 212.253.1027.


  1. A perfect example of a penny saved, pound foolish.

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