I am Dr. Zev Gershon, attorney and founding partner of Gershon, Willoughby and Getz; a law firm of lawyer-doctors and nurses. 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.Birth injuries such as Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy, hypoxia, paralysis, brain injury, shoulder dystocia and related injuries are complex matters. Make no mistake, doctors and hospitals will do everything possible to hide behind a wall of highly paid defense lawyers and their insurance company.
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 evade responsibility. Can you imagine a physician saying “I made a mistake during the delivery of your daughter and I am sorry for the damage and hurt I caused.” That will never happen. Instead, hospitals and doctors pile on the injustice by denying responsibility for the injury they caused your baby.We know this well because we have been advocating for injured babies and their families for nearly 30 years. We are acutely aware of the defense blame game because the majority of the lawyers at Gershon, Willoughby and Getz are medical doctors and nurses! As medical doctors, we know what to look for in birth trauma 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 on the internet that claim to be malpractice lawyers but then refer your case out to another firm for development and litigation. Before selecting a law firm, be sure to ask, “Will your firm be handling my case or referring it out?” The choice to retain a qualified law firm for a birth injury case is both an intimate decision and extremely important as you only get one chance in court to win. Indeed, bringing a malpractice case to court is expensive and requires a specialized knowledge in the area of medicine that is the subject of your case. Not all lawyers possess that knowledge base which is why so many malpractice cases get referred out for handling. You can rest assured that when our firm is retained, we will be with you every step of the way.
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.