Originally posted by FM
As a Public Health Measure, I have withheld the statistics on Lawyers for fear that the shock could cause people to seek medical aid.
FM, how little you know!
Lawyers are a risk to your pocket, not your health. The only way they can kill you is by bleeding you dry, which is not in their nature as they want you to stay alive so they can keep bleeding you at a sub-fatal rate. This is why they are often called leeches.
Another difference between lawyers and doctors is that doctors can't shag their patients but stealing from them isn't so bad, whereas lawyers mustn't (well, shouldn't, anyway) steal from their clients but they can shag them. Shagging clients is not to be confused with metaphorically screwing them.