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 Georgia, 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 Georgia 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.


Comprehensive Therapy Children’s Center

This comprehensive therapy center offers occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy in both clinic and home settings.  They also have aquatic programs. Their programming services children with cerebral palsy and with many other challenges.  For more information, contact Sherry McGhee or Patti Normand in Kennisaw, Georgia at (770) 425-6661; (770) 425-1189; E-mail:


Jacob’s Ladder Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

Located in Hahira, Georgia, the riding center offers both children and adults the opportunity to ride horses for their recreational and therapeutic needs.  For more information, contact Leslie Jacobs at (229) 794-1188.


Sunshine Therapy

Sunshine Therapy is a brilliant resource in Douglasville, Georgia for families dealing with cerebral palsy. They are a pediatric physical therapy clinic that offers a 60 hour intensive Suit Therapy program. They also have aquatic therapy, swimming with dolphins for children with neuromuscular disorders like cerebral palsy and TBI’s, and much more.  For more information, contact (800) 901-0947;


Extra Resources for Cerebral Palsy Families in Georgia

UCP of Georgia
3300 NE Expressway, Building 9
Atlanta, GA 30341
Phone: (770) 676-2000; (888) 827-9455 (Toll Free)
Fax: (770) 455-8040


UCP of Georgia (Macon and Middle Georgia Office)
2992 Crestline Drive
Macon, GA 31204
Phone: (912) 477-4673
Fax: (912) 471-8221


State Mental Health Agency
Carl E. Roland, Jr., Director
Division of Mental Health/ Mental Retardation/ Substance Abuse
Department of Human Resources
2 Peachtree Street, N.W., 22nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 657-2252


Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities for Georgia
Eric Jacobson, Executive Director
Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities
2 Peachtree Street, N.W., 3rd Floor, Suite 210
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
(404) 657-2126; (888) 275-4233


Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Rosalyn Bacon, Director
Adolescent Health & Youth Development
2 Peachtree Street, N.W., Suite 8-206
Atlanta, GA 30303


Cerebral Palsy
Diane Wilush, Executive Director
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Atlanta
1665 Tullie Circle, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 329-9390 (V/TTY)