A "Stove Huggers" topic for sure. I seem to recall a time when certain "Professions" Dentists, Veterinarians, Doctors, and yes...even Lawyers viewed public broadcast advertising as unprofessional, and certainly undignified. I know that we have a few lawyers as SDC & forum members, so I hope you view what follows as lighthearted and humorous as I intend it. At first, the Lawyers who dared solicit cases, mainly solicited those injured in auto accidents. Thus, the nickname "Ambulance Chaser" was introduced into our vocabulary. Next, like any respectable predator, always the opportunists, the advertising, soliciting, ambulance chasing has expanded to include just about anything the imagination can devise a reason to sue over.
For several days now, locally on radio & TV, one of the lines from a particular law firm goes something like, "IF YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, HAVE DIED FROM TAKING... (make up your own name, I can't recall the product) ....CALL OUR LAW FIRM & WE WILL GET YOU THE MONEY YOU DESERVE!"
I have a sister (paralegal) that works for one of these firms. While they don't have this particular advertisement, some of theirs are just as goofy. I just wonder how may dead people have called up asking for representation to sue someone?