Any high-income professional must expect that at some point there will be a bad outcome and a lawsuit against them and/or their practice. Doctors, in particular, need to be sure that they have the correct protection in place.
Whether you are a surgeon, chiropractor or cardiologist, at some point in time, some patient is going to commence a lawsuit alleging malpractice, warns Physician Sense in the article “The Do’s and Don’ts of Asset Protection for Doctors.”
With a good chance of being involved in a malpractice suit at some point in your career, the time to think about protecting your assets is right now, before a patient sues. After the fact, this might look like a way to avoid a creditor. Many courts will cancel those actions.