Our Method


We believe in aggressive representation for children with cerebral palsy and all people severely injured by medical negligence.

We are able to evaluate cases rapidly without having to wait for outside opinions because we have the medical training to read, understand and evaluate medical records in-house.

Once we determine there is the basis for a case, our strategy is to file suit quickly because we know that without a trial date there will be no meaningful settlement offers.

If the matter goes to trial, we are equally aggressive. Our medical and legal backgrounds enable us to effectively discredit both defense witnesses on their own terms and in their own language.


Not all cerebral palsy is the result of medical malpractice, but a surprising number of cases are, even in situations that might not be obvious at first.

If you are a lawyer with a client who has a family member with CP, or who died or has been severely injured by medical malpractice, we can quickly evaluate the medical records to determine if a medical mistake is the cause.

If you have already sent your medical malpractice or birth injury case to another lawyer who turned the case down, consider sending it to Gershon, Willoughby, Getz & Smith for a second look.

We have taken many cases that have been rejected by other law firms – sometimes multiple times – and prevailed. Indeed, some of our largest recoveries have been for cases turned down by other attorneys.