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Injuries Requiring Surgery

When your injury is serious enough to warrant surgery, you should think about enlisting the help of a qualified, experienced Miami personal injury lawyer. Surgeries can be traumatic, painful, and risky. You may have to take numerous drugs and anesthetics during the process, and this can be a psychologically turbulent experience. When the surgery is complete, there is still no guarantee that the issue will have been resolved by doctors. Finally, surgeries can be ruinously expensive. With all this in mind, it is essential that you receive a fair amount of compensation to cover your pain and suffering, your medical expenses, and any additional costs associated with your injury.

Reach out to Gerson & Schwartz personal injury lawyers today, and you will have a dependable Miami personal injury attorney by your side as you make a claim. This law firm has been a notable presence in Miami since 1970, and our attorneys have a wealth of experience with a range of personal injury claims. If you would like to schedule a free consultation, simply call 305-371-6000 (toll-free at 877-475-2905), or send us an email at

Gerson & Schwartz employs some of the most experienced personal injury attorneys in Miami, including David L. Markel, Philip I. Gerson, Edward S. Schwartz, and Phillip M. Gerson. David S. Schwartz graduated summa cum laude from the University of Miami Law School, and he has published several articles and curriculum outlines in respected scholarly journals, such as the St. Thomas Law Review. Phillip M. Gerson also graduated summa cum laude from the University of Miami Law School, and he is a founding president of the National Victim Bar Association advisory board. All of our Miami personal injury lawyers are wholeheartedly committed to victims' rights.

When Do I Need to File a Claim for My Injury Requiring Surgery?

Whenever you feel that you have suffered an injury due to someone else's neglect, negligence, or irresponsibility, you should file a personal injury claim. This is especially true if your injury requires surgery, as you need to get reimbursement for expensive surgical treatments as soon as possible. In the case of a car crash, you do not need to prove that anyone was to blame for your injuries. This is due to Florida's "no-fault" insurance laws. Gerson & Schwartz has spent more than five decades helping victims in Miami who have suffered a wide range of injuries. Over these years, our attorneys have acted in a variety of capacities, including:

  • Car crash injuries
  • Highway crash injuries
  • Drunk driver injuries
  • Distracted driver injuries
  • Medical malpractice injuries
  • Product liability injuries
  • Slip and fall injuries
  • Broken stairs injuries
  • Escalator injuries
  • Workplace injuries
  • Pedestrian injuries
  • Hit and run injuries
What Kinds of Injuries Require Surgery?

A wide range of different injuries may require surgery. You may have suffered these injuries at your workplace, on Miami's roads, at your home, or in public. In the context of injuries that may require surgery, there are almost too many to list. Here are a few examples:

  • Brain Injury: Depending on the severity of a brain injury, surgery may be required to address a number of potential issues. One of the most common reasons for brain surgery is the removal of hematomas. Surgery may also be required to repair skull fractures, stop bleeding in the brain, or drain cerebrospinal fluid.
  • Knee Injuries: Knee injuries are common in car crashes, especially in head-on collisions. Surgery may be required to fix fractured knee bones, and the surgeon may decide that it is necessary to implant rods, screws, or plates to hold shattered knee bones together.
  • Internal Organ Injuries: When an internal organ becomes severely damaged, surgery is often required to address a variety of issues. Punctured or crushed organs may require immediate surgery. If you do not get this surgery quickly enough, the consequences could be life-threatening.
  • Poisoning: If you have ingested or inhaled certain chemicals, you may need to undergo surgery in order to heal. Gastric suction allows doctors to quickly "pump your stomach" and remove toxins. Other surgical procedures may also be required to remove toxins from other parts of your body.
What Happens During a Surgery?

Before you undergo surgery, you will likely undergo various tests. These may include blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and heart rate. You may be asked to fast for 24 hours prior to the procedure. While a surgeon is in charge of the actual procedure, an anesthesiologist will make sure that you are adequately sedated during the surgery. Nurses and surgical techs also help with the procedure. Most surgeries in the United States are conducted in a professional manner, and you are unlikely to feel any pain. You are also unlikely to experience any infection or complications.

Enlist the Help of a Qualified, Experienced Miami Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you have had to endure a painful, stressful surgery due to your injury, you need to take legal action as soon as possible. You can receive significant compensation for your injuries through a personal injury claim - but only if you rely on an experienced personal injury lawyer in Miami. Reach out to Gerson & Schwartz personal injury lawyers today, and we will fight for your rights as an injury victim. Call 305-371-6000 or toll-free at 877-475-2905, or send us an email at

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