If your family has been impacted by a birth injury such as Cerebral Palsy, Shoulder Dystocia, brain injury from lack of oxygen at birth or other form of medical malpractice, we know you need answers from an experienced and knowledgeable team of lawyers. The decision regarding hiring a capable and experienced malpractice law firm to uncover the truth about what happened to your baby and to obtain the full compensation you are owed is critical. You only have one chance to go to court and obtain full and fair compensation for the birth injuries your child has suffered. Our record setting team of doctor-lawyers is experienced, aggressive and knowledgeable. We are medical malpractice birth injury trial lawyers that have graduated from medical school and we can help. We will quickly cut through doctor and hospital red-tape, hospital misdirection and insurance company red tape and denials. We can help you – just take the first step and make the free call to our Firm. There is never a charge to you until we recover compensation for you!
I am attorney Zev Gershon, a doctor and founding partner of Gershon, Willoughby and Getz; a law firm of lawyer-doctors. We understand the devastation, hurt and confusion that parents and loved ones feel when a doctor needlessly injures a child. We know the emptiness and staggering financial expense you are left with. We understand that you have many questions and mixed emotions about how to proceed. Rest assured we can help by quickly determining what happened in your case. If we believe there is a case against your doctor or hospital, our lawyers and can quickly move forward and help you recover the full and complete compensation you are owed.
Birth injuries such as Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy, hypoxia, paralysis, shoulder dystocia and related injuries are complex matters but our medical training as physicians sets us apart from other lawyers and helps us to quickly uncover the truth and let you know what happened to your loved one. Make no mistake, doctors and hospitals will do everything possible to hide behind a wall of defense lawyers and insurance companies. If you believe your child suffered a birth injury as a result of medical mistake, the doctor and hospital is going to do everything they can to avoid responsibility. Hospitals and doctors pile on the injustice by denying responsibility for the injury they caused to your baby. We know this well because we have been advocating for injured babies and their families for 30 years. We are acutely aware of the defense game because the majority of the lawyers at Gershon, Willoughby and Getz are medical doctors. As medical doctors, we know what to look for in birth injury and medical malpractice cases, we know where the insurance company lawyers attempt to hide and cover things up; we know the games they play in order to deny justice to those they have injured and lives they have ruined. We have the medical background, training and resources to effectively fight negligent health providers and to protect others in the future. To see a short list of record breaking verdicts we have recovered on behalf of injured children throughout the country, click here.
Our lawyers are doctors. We evaluate, workup and litigate malpractice cases. Sounds logical right? You would be surprised by the number of law firms that claim to be malpractice lawyers but then refer your case out to another firm. Before selecting a law firm, be sure to ask, “Will your firm be handling my case or referring it out to another lawyer?” The choice to retain a qualified law firm for a birth injury case is an intimate family decision and extremely important as you only get one chance in court.
Record setting verdicts throughout the country. We are convinced that our medical school training plays an invaluable role in obtaining our record multi-million dollar verdicts. Birth injury cases are complex, expensive, high stakes litigation with everything on the line and only one chance to do it right. If you want to discuss your case with qualified and experienced counsel, that will handle your case all the way through, we are here for you now. There is no charge until we win your case.
$24 Million – Record malpractice verdict in Washington DC* Largest verdict ever in DC resulting from Malpractice/Birth Injury.
$14.5 Million Verdict- Birth Injury (December 2018) Wrongful Birth - Iowa
$10.8M – Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury- Oregon.
$7.8M- Brain Damage Birth Injury- Ohio.
$6M- Birth Injury Cerebral Palsy/Birth Injury- Maryland.
$6M- Birth Injury Cerebral Palsy- Ohio.
$5.5M- Birth Injury Cerebral Palsy- Maryland.
$5.25M- Brain damage Birth Injury- Georgia.
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Cerebral Palsy & Birth Injuries
There are a variety of reasons why babies are injured at birth; many are the result of medical malpractice. One thing is sure however, your medical provider will always deny any wrongdoing. When a trained eye such as the lawyer-doctors and Gershon Willoughby and Getz evaluates your medical records we know what we are looking at and can tell you what really happened.
- Brachial Plexus Injury. This condition occurs as a result of improper delivery. During a vaginal birth, a baby’s shoulder can get stuck behind the mother’s pubic bone. To prevent fatal pressure on the newborn’s neck, an obstetrician is trained how to create more room and safely remove the baby. Failing to recognize this situation timely or failure to properly respond, can result in permanent nerve damage or worse to the infant.
- Brain Damage or Cerebral Palsy. Both of these conditions may be caused by long-term oxygen deprivation to the newborn’s brain. It may also occur from prolonged labor, improper use of forceps, a vacuum extractor, or failure to treat an infection on a timely basis. It is very important for the doctor to identify if the baby is any distress from lack of oxygen. Babies can be starved of oxygen during the birth process for a number of reasons and your medical provider must quickly identify or be cognizant of the babies condition in order to remedy it. If the doctor fails to identify and correct a lack of oxygen to the baby during or after delivery it will lead to a number of serious and permanent problems which could have been avoided.
- Wrongful Death of Mother or Child. The most common conditions that cause mothers to die during birth are placenta previa, placental abruption, uterine rupture, pulmonary embolism, and cardiac arrest. Infant deaths commonly occur from oxygen deprivation, reduced blood flow, and trauma during delivery. All of these issues are usually detectable and must be identified and remedied quickly in order to avoid long term issues or fatal outcomes.