Before becoming a lawyer, as a doctor Gerald B. Parker focused on acute care, occupational health and urgent care at several New Jersey hospitals along with the Deborah Heart and Lung Center. Later, Parker's experience as a doctor helped hospitals appeal denials of Medicare and Medicaid contractor claims.
Dr. Parker graduated magna cum laude from Juniata College, earned his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College. He trained to be a doctor at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh and Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood where he focused on Internal Medicine. He also completed fellowship training in Medical Genetics at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Parker went to law school at the University of Pennsylvania, where he provided pro bono help with Community Legal Services in Philadelphia.
At Ross Feller Casey, Dr. Parker has worked on a wide array of cases throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
They involved nearly all aspects of medical malpractice, from birth injuries to limb amputations, from delays in the diagnosis of cancers to brain and spinal cord injuries, from sudden cardiac deaths to over medications and complications from medical and surgical procedures.
His efforts as a doctor-lawyer has helped lead to impressive legal victories, including two cases litigated by founding partner Matt Casey:
- A $23.1 million verdict in Lehigh County for a Lehighton, Pa. woman who lost both her legs as a result of a failure to properly evaluate and treat a bloodstream infection. The verdict ranks among the highest of its kind in Pennsylvania over the past decade.
- A $6.4 million verdict for the children of a Philadelphia man who died as a result of medical negligence. It's among the highest verdict for a Pennsylvania medical malpractice case involving a death in years.
As a doctor-lawyer based in Philadelphia, Parker is a both a member of the American Medical Association and the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the bar associations of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania trial lawyers associations.