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R. Gerald Chambers

Shareholder | Columbia, SC |

gchambers@turnerpadget.com   |   vcard   |   803-227-4201


Gerald Chambers has practiced law in South Carolina since graduating from Wake Forest School of Law in 1996. Gerald spends the majority of his time defending doctors, hospitals, long-term care facilities, dentists and other health professionals. He understands the complexity of this litigation and how to effectively communicate these concepts to a jury. Gerald works closely with his clients to meet their expectations and understands that being involved in litigation is a difficult and unsettling experience for his clients.

Prior to his legal career, he served on active duty with the U.S. Army as an air defense artillery officer. His assignments included Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he served in the 82nd Airborne Division; Nierstein, Germany; Kaiserslautern, Germany; and Fort Polk, Louisiana.  Gerald is a LTC in the U.S. Army Reserves serving as a JAG officer with the 12th Legal Support Organization.

Representative Matters

Medical Malpractice

  • Received a defense verdict representing a neurosurgeon and his practice in a case involving post-operative complications following a multi-level cervical decompression in which the plaintiff suffered permanent neurological damages.
  • Received a defense verdict representing a general surgeon in a case involving the diagnosis and treatment of a leaking anastomosis.
  • Received a defense verdict representing a national rehabilitation hospital in a case involving the diagnosis and management of diabetes.
  • Successfully represented an optometrist in a case involving a unique medical issue involving diabetic retinopathy.
  • Tried to verdict two nursing home malpractice cases in the last five years resulting in a jury award of exact medical bills only and on the low end of a high-low agreement respectively.
  • Successfully invoked Arbitration Agreement in a skilled nursing facility.

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