People dealing with medical malpractice predicaments are often confused.  A Pennsylvania couple gives birth to a child, with all of the hopes and dreams that are attached to that experience. And, through the fault of a medical team, the baby is born with brain injury that results in cerebral palsy. In a situation of this sort, the family deserves 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.

Our job, at Gershon, Willoughby, Getz & Smith, LLC as doctors and lawyers trained to deal with medical malpractice in Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania 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.

Social Service Programs in Pennsylvania for Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia and Vicinity

The United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia and Vicinity works with the Commonwealth Departments of Public Welfare, the Office of Mental Retardation and the Office of Social Program staff to create programs and legislation that will benefit and be inclusive to all type of people in Pennsylvania.

Institute on Disabilities at Temple University

Established in 1974, the Institute includes more than 60 staff members and is a national leader in leadership development, assistive technology, disability studies, justice for people with disabilities and policy analysis. They have a close relationship with statewide advocacy and self-advocacy groups, with centers for independent living and more. Today, they have more than 40 programs that have a significant impact on the lives of people living in Pennsylvania.

Other Resources for Assistance with Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Association of Chester County
749 Springdale Drive
Exton, PA 19341
Phone: (610) 524-5850; (800) 559-CCDS (Toll Free)
Fax: (610) 524-5855

Cerebral Palsy Association of Delaware County, Inc.
401 Rutgers Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081
Phone: (610) 328-5955
Fax: (610) 328-0495

United Disabilities Services
1901 Olde Homestead Lane
P.O. Box 10485
Lancaster, PA 17605-0485
Phone: (717) 397-1841; (800) 995-9581 (Toll Free)
Fax: (717) 293-1595

Williamsport Office
The Williamsport Building
460 Market Street, Suite 232
Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone: (570) 320-0590

Vocational Services Office
602 West Chestnut Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: (717) 397-6876

501 Washington Street, Suite 802
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: (610) 685-1653
Windsor Residence
4 North Avenue
Windsor, PA 17366
Phone: (717) 244-5363

140 East Orange Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone: (717) 397-5600

Special Kids Network
1860 Charter Lane, Suite 203
Lancaster, PA 17605
Phone: (717) 397 – 4015

Developmental and Disability Services of Lebanon Valley
P.O. Box 710
1126 Walnut Street
Lebanon, PA 17042
Phone: (717) 274-3493
Fax: (717) 274-1304

Cerebral Palsy Services of Luzerne County
159 Simpson Street
Wilkes Barre, PA 18701
Phone: (570) 829-2613
Fax: (570) 829-5166

Cerebral Palsy Services of Northeastern Pennsylvania
425 Wyoming Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
Phone: (570) 347-3357
Fax: (570) 341-5308

Cerebral Palsy Services of Schuylkill, Carbon and Northumberland Counties
Agricultural Park, 101 Park Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
Phone: (570) 622-7920
Fax: (570) 622-9271