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Medical Malpractice Lawyers – Florida

People dealing with medical malpractice predicaments are often confused.  They don’t know where to turn for assistance or how to get help. They believe that they deserve the compensation that will allow them to care for their child –and to do so without the financial hardships that so many would face under these circumstances. And the child deserves compensation for the medical malpractice that has resulted in his situation. But they don’t know where to get the assistance they need to win their financial entitlement.
Our job, at Gershon, Willoughby, Getz & Smith, LLC as doctors and lawyers trained to deal with medical malpractice in Florida, is to assist families in these situations.  We assist families who have experienced a devastating medical malpractice situation in receiving the financial recoveries that they are entitled to – and that they need for their future. Our law firm determines if the cerebral palsy is due to a doctor or nurse’s mistake and we can work to create accountability for the terrible, preventable error that has occurred.

Here, we offer a wealth of resources to assist families in Florida to deal with their situation when their child is born with or diagnosed with cerebral palsy or another disability as a result of medical malpractice.


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Social Service Programs in Florida

Danielle’s Foundation

Danielle’s Foundation was started by volunteers including parents, attorneys and advocates who wanted to help parents to navigate the world of cerebral palsy and brain injuries. Their goal is to help parents to become informed while restoring their hope.  They want families to be able to use them as a resource for treatment help, financial and legal advice, education and more.

Florida’s Voice on Developmental Disabilities

Florida’s Voice on Developmental Disabilities serves the entire region in Florida.  They focus on five recognized developmental disabilities which include autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, Prader-Willi Syndrome and Spina bifida.  Their goal is to provide parents and educators with resources in each of these five areas.  They are continually adding to their list of national, state and local resources to assist those in need.   They can be found at: Florida’s Voice on Developmental Disabilities, Inc.* | P.O. Box 24531 | Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33307 | (954) 975-5159

ARC Broward

ARC Broward is a human services organization that is completely dedicated to helping thousands of people in Florida who are disabled – to discover their abilities.  They’ve been working in South Florida for more than half a century, focusing on children and adults who have autism, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy and other disabling conditions.  They have a vast array of resources which include the ARC Broward Culinary Institute, the ARC Broward Learning Institute, the ARC Broward Electronics Recycling Services and the Autism License Plate.  They can be contacted at ARC Broward | 10250 NW 53rd Street | Sunrise, Florida 33351


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Other Resources for Assistance with Cerebral Palsy

State Developmental Services
Carl Littlefield, Assistant Secretary
Department of Children and Families
Developmental Services Program Office
1317 Winewood Blvd., Bldg. 3, Rm. 325
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700
(850) 488-4257
E-mail: Carl_Littlefield@dcf.state.fl.us

State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
Joseph Krieger, Director
Florida DD Council
124 Marriott Drive, Suite 203
Tallahassee, FL 32301-2981
(850) 488-4180
E-mail: joek.fddc@nettally.com

Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Eric Handler, Deputy Secretary
Children?s Medical Services Programs
Department of Health & Rehabilitative Services
1309 Winewood Blvd., Bldg. 6, Room 130
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700
(850) 487-2690

State Education Agency Rural Representative
David Ashburn, Deputy Director
Instructional Programs
Division of Public Schools & Community Education
Department of Education
Florida Education Center, Room 514
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 488-2601

Cerebral Palsy
Carol J. DeJarnette, Director of Operations
United Cerebral Palsy of Florida
2475 Apalachee Parkway, Suite 205
Tallahassee, FL 32301-4946
(850) 878-2141

Learning Disabilities
Learning Disabilities Association of Florida (LDAF)
331 East Henry Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 637-8957
E-mail: lda00@sunline.net


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