One of the ways that lawyers have been making sure that their popularity ISN'T rising, is with the commercials bombarding us day and night. Especially the ones about drug side-effects. Now, don't get me wrong, there have been some horrible consequences that have occurred from medical malpractice, but if you only listened to these commercials, you would think that the medical profession has NEVER done anything right--and have put almost every person at risk but prescribing bad meds. And these lawyers try to drum up business for their class-action lawsuits by airing commercials every ten minutes or so--and they do this by instilling fear. The commercials talk about blood clots, depression, heart problems, etc--anything that could make you run screaming to the nearest attorney to demand justice for the suffering that you have endured. But one commercial in particular has me absolutely shaking my head:
This commercial is for a medication and the announcer says:
"If you or a loved one has suffered death, heart attack, or stroke..."*
EXCUSE ME! If I have suffered DEATH, I wouldn't be sitting here listening to this foolish commercial!!!!! Believe me, with all of the lawyers to choose from, if I needed one, this particular firm would NOT be of my choosing. If you can't even make a commercial that is worded better than this, what chance do you have of getting me a settlement worth big, big bucks? Give me a break.
*And yes, I UNDERSTAND what it is they are trying to say. I just feel it is unfortunate when someone who uses words for a living cannot be a slight bit clearer in this instance.