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Most healthcare professionals can be trusted with our well-being, but doctors and nurses are still human and they are bound to make mistakes. Regretfully, every year patients are harmed by negligent medical care.
Medical malpractice can occur for several reasons such as:

  • neglect by a health care professional
  • substandard treatment that caused harm, injury or death
  • incorrect medication or the wrong dosage prescribed
  • a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
  • unnecessary delay of treatment
  • surgical errors
  • even miscommunication can lead to medical malpractice

Entering into mediation, negotiations, or even into a courtroom with an experienced medical malpractice attorney on your side can mean the difference between success and failure in obtaining deserved compensation.

Consider these significant benefits to working with a professional malpractice attorney:


Our lawyers are experienced in obtaining medical records and other pertinent information including insurance records, medical bills, and proof of lost income to show the extent of the damages a patient has suffered.

Expert Testimony

Medical malpractice cases are usually complex and technical. In order to prove a case, expert witnesses may be required. A skilled attorney has multiple resources and understands the process of obtaining qualified medical and other witnesses who can speak on your behalf.


The attorneys at Gerling Law are experienced in fighting insurance companies for your rights. A medical malpractice attorney can secure a far larger settlement than you could going at it on your own.

A Final Word

Every malpractice case is unique and requires a detailed analysis of all elements of fault, liability, causation, and damages to determine the value of the claim.

At Gerling Law with locations in Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville, and Owensboro we are dedicated to getting the compensation you deserve through aggressive advocacy, high-quality legal representation, and a commitment to results.

Call us today for an appointment at 888-437-5464 and put our more than 50 years of experience to work for you.

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Gayle Gerling Pettinga

Born and raised in Evansville, Gayle is a respected, experienced lawyer and a valued community leader. She graduated near the top of her class at Indiana University’s prestigious Maurer School of Law. She’s practiced law with one of the largest firms in Indianapolis as well as one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. And that means she knows how big law firms and big companies think and how they operate – and she will put that knowledge to work for you.

Gayle has received numerous awards and honors including Martindale-Hubbell — Peer Review Rated: AV®, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys in Indiana for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, and YWCA Evansville 100 Years, 100 Women Honoree, 2011.

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