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Medical malpractice is one of the most infuriating and upsetting forms of negligence in our world. We have to be able to trust our doctors, our surgeons, our nurses, and all of our medical professionals. When they make egregious and horrible mistakes that cost people their lives or change them irrevocably, it tears at the soul of the doctor-patient relationship. It affects trust and faith in the medical profession. That’s why these incidents need to be legally pursued.

Imagine, for example, going in for surgery. That’s a scary moment in and of itself, but today it is especially scary. You are having a major procedure done, and there are considerable risks. You go in and have the surgery, and hours later you are in recovery. Everything feels okay, but as the days go on, you start to feel worse. You go back into the hospital to get your surgery site checked – and it is discovered that the surgical team left a piece of equipment inside of you. There’s actually a surgical sponge inside of you, and more surgery is required to fix the problem.

This is a serious example of medical malpractice, and it could lead to a lifetime of medical complications and a mountain of medical debt. Such negligence is unacceptable, and the victim of such an incident should consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. At Gerling Law, we will advocate on your behalf, pursue your allegations to the fullest, and help you move on with your life after an instance of medical malpractice.

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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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