The United States has about 5 percent of the world's population. There are approximately 1,143,000 practicing attorneys in the U.S. (See the statistics) That's more than 45% of all the lawyers in the world. As a country, America has a little less than 900,000 doctors. The United States isn't even in the top 20 of countries in terms of the number of doctors per capita (See those statistics).
It makes you think now...doesn't it?
With those facts in mind, you might find this related story on tort reform and doctors moving to Texas to be quite interesting (See Full Story).