Sarasota Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Providing Personal Attention Combined with Aggressive Representation
The one thing you want to keep in life is your health. To help keep us
healthy, we look to doctors and medical professionals for checkups, shots,
and more. Doctors, nurses and other medical staff all understand and should
live by the axiom "above all, do no harm."
When we go to the doctor, we expect him or her to treat us with care, caution
and competence. We rarely consider that doctors and other medical professionals
may make mistakes, but they are human and mistakes do happen. Unfortunately,
the consequences of these mistakes can be
serious or even
fatal. Over 200,000 Americans die annually because of medical malpractice, and
medical malpractice affects over a million Americans non-fatally every year.
You are entitled to the best possible care when you visit a doctor or hospital,
and if a physician, nurse or staff person's negligence injures you
or a family member, you are entitled to compensation. Sarasota injury attorney
Maria Gerber started Gerber Law ten years ago with the goal of helping people fight
civil injustice and recover monetary damages for negligence. Gerber Law
can help you recover for injuries resulting from any type of medical malpractice.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Simply because you have had a negative medical outcome does not necessarily
make you a victim of medical malpractice or negligence. For example, the
fact that an elective procedure did not turn out the way you hoped and
expected does not mean your doctor did not do his or her job correctly.
Maria Gerber can explain to you what medical malpractice is and help you
understand whether you have a valid medical malpractice claim.
By investigating pertinent medical records or other materials thoroughly,
Gerber Law can find out what happened to you and why. Ms. Gerber pursues
justice by using experts in the medical field, and she understands how
hospitals and insurance companies operate in these cases. Attorney Gerber
wants to prevent hospitals and insurance companies from manipulating you
into accepting a settlement that is much less than you deserve.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice can be the result of any number of injuries, such as
adverse reactions from the wrong drug, improper procedures or even misdiagnosis.
These injuries can be life-long or even cause death. Some examples of
medical malpractice include:
Failure to administer anesthesia correctly. Improper anesthesia administration can cause severe injury and can even
be fatal. Some patients have even experienced the torment of remaining
awake and paralyzed during painful surgeries because of improper anesthesia.
Failure to perform surgery correctly. From operating on the wrong organ to leaving surgical equipment inside
the body, surgical errors happen far more frequently than they should
and can cause serious injury or death.
Misuse of prescription drugs. If a doctor prescribes you the wrong medication, the wrong dosage or a
dangerous or recalled drug, the results can be disastrous. Allergic reactions,
convulsions, internal bleeding or renal failure are just some of the ways
an improper prescription drug can harm you.
Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose cancer or other diseases. A serious illness diagnosis can turn your life upside-down, and many serious
illnesses, such as cancer, have painful and dangerous treatments. If a
doctor misdiagnoses you with an illness like cancer and you begin treatment,
not only have you gone on an emotional roller coaster, but also you have
exposed yourself to radiation and potentially poisonous chemicals that
could make you sick or kill you. If you do have cancer or another serious
illness and a doctor fails to diagnose it when he should, the delay could
cost you your life.
Emergency room errors. The emergency room is the front line for traumatic injuries at a hospital.
Any emergency room mistakes can seriously impede your survival of and
recovery from traumatic injury.
Birth injuries. Thousands of babies die or suffer serious physical and cognitive impairments
because of negligence during delivery or pregnancy. Your child may need
constant care and supervision for the rest of his or her life, as well
as expensive medical equipment and special education.
Medical Malpractice Statistics
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), medical
malpractice is the third leading cause of death after cancer and heart
disease in the U.S. Over 225,000 people die each year due to hospital
errors nationwide. Additionally each year across the country:
- 106,000 die from adverse effects of medication
- 80,000 die from infections in hospitals
- 20,000 die from various errors
- 12,000 die from unnecessary surgery
- 7,000 die from medication errors
What type of Compensation am I Entitled to?
Gerber Law can help you get compensation for the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Future lost wages
- Necessary physical rehabilitation
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Funeral expenses in wrongful death cases
- Future medical costs and/or care
With offices in Sarasota and Venice, Florida, Maria Gerber and
her staff at Gerber Law are readily available to provide their clients with personal
attention and excellent service. Maria offers personal, yet aggressive
representation. She knows that a
personal injury can be very emotionally difficult and that the death of a loved one because
of someone else's negligence is devastating. Maria is a personal injury
victim herself, so she understands what victims and their families go
through following a serious injury. She helps her clients with her experience,
knowledge and aggressive legal representation.
Contact Gerber Law today for a
if you or a family member has suffered an injury from medical malpractice.
Unlike large companies, she treats her clients in a personal and caring
way. You will always work directly with an attorney. Gerber Law serves
the southwest coast of Florida.
NO FEE UNLESS YOUR ATTORNEY RECOVERS MONEY FOR YOU.