Effective July 1, 2023, Fellerman & Ciarimboli Law P.C. acquired the Law Offices of Grieco & Petty, LLC.
Cerebral Palsy Lawyers

Cerebral Palsy

For decades, the Pennsylvania cerebral palsy lawyers at Fellerman & Ciarimboli have fought for the rights of birth injury victims throughout the state. We know that an injury can lead to a lifelong disorder such as cerebral palsy — one that will cost you and your family thousands of dollars in doctor bills. That’s why our attorney fight for the injured, to give your child a voice in the courtroom and make sure that no one else is injured by a healthcare professional’s negligence ever again.

What Is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy, also known as CP, is a medical disorder that impacts muscle coordination, posture, and the ability to move. It is caused by abnormal development of the brain and often happens before the child is born. It appears early in a child’s life and can last the life of the person. Symptoms include stiff muscles, difficulty walking, delays in motor skills, difficulty with vision and hearing, and even seizures and intellectual disabilities. Cerebral palsy calls for long-term medical treatment which includes physical therapy, medication, and possibly surgery.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cerebral palsy is the most common motor disability in childhood. About one in 323 children have been identified with CP.

When a Birth Injury Causes CP

The cause of cerebral palsy is unknown; yet, there are many factors that lead to the disorder, especially in the birth and delivery process:

  • An infection in the mother can affect the development of the fetus
  • A fetal stroke caused by a disruption of the blood supply to the brain
  • A head injury to the infant, such as fall
  • An infection in the infant, causing inflammation in or around the brain
  • Lack of oxygen to the brain related to either a difficult labor or delivery, also known as asphyxia

Many of these causes can be avoided if the medical professional had not been negligent in his/her duty of care.

What Do I Need to Pursue a Birth Injury Case?

Before contacting a cerebral palsy lawyer, it's important you get as much evidence as you can. This can make or break your case. Forms of evidence include medical records for before, during, and after the delivery and expert and witness testimony.

It's extremely important to speak with the right attorney for your case. It can not only be difficult to get this type of evidence without legal assistance, you need a lawyer who has the knowledge and the experience in all types of medical malpractice suits to get the compensation you and your child need.

What Compensation Could I Get?

Like with any personal injury claim, it's difficult to give an exact amount on how much compensation your family will receive. It all depends on several factors such as the severity of your child's CP and the cost of medical treatment. You could receive compensation for the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Home care and physical therapy
  • Medical supplies such as a wheelchair or braces

Contact Our Pennsylvania Cerebral Palsy Lawyers Today!

Although you have until your child’s 20th birthday to file a claim in Pennsylvania, the harder it will be to prove your case as time progresses. As soon as you believe a birth injury caused your child's cerebral palsy, your first call should be to the cerebral palsy attorneys at Fellerman & Ciarimboli.

At Fellerman & Ciarimboli, results matter. We have secured more than $110 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Our personal injury lawyers will work nonstop to make sure you receive compensation for your child so his/her future is not burdened with medical bills.

If you believe your child was injured by the negligence of a healthcare professional, now is the time for action. Contact our personal injury lawyers in Philadelphia, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre to schedule a free consultation.

  • $795 Thousand Car Accident

    confidential settlement in a crash.

  • $1.3 Million Car Accident

    A settlement was obtained in this uninsured motorist case on behalf of a 21-year-old man who was ejected from an SUV and subsequently died. The driver of the SUV had been cut off by another vehicle. The settlement was obtained from Mr. Sperlazzo’s uninsured motorist carrier.

  • $1.1 Million Car Accident

    The verdict was obtained for Mr. Smith against the defendant who was high on heroin at the time of the crash. This verdict was the Number #1 Motor Vehicle Collision verdict in Luzerne County in 2012.

  • $900 Thousand Car Accident

    Our client was struck by a vehicle that was racing.

  • $750 Thousand Car Accident

    Our client sustained a significant injury, including, post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • $275 Thousand Car Accident

    The settlement was on an insurance policy of $15,000. The settlement was both for compensatory and bad faith damages.

    “I highly recommend Attorney Molly & the firm to anyone seeking reliable & compassionate assistance during challenging times.”

    I have a friend who sought help from Fellerman & Ciarimboli and said they were very nice and helpful. So when I needed assistance, they were the first ones I thought of, and gave them a call. I was connected to Attorney Molly Clark, who made a significant impact. Her comforting personality created a welcoming environment during our interactions, turning what could have been a somber experience into one filled with positivity. Our upbeat conversations, in contrast to the challenging situation, improved my well-being.

    What truly won me over was Molly's commitment to keeping me informed about the progress of my situation. Whenever I called her with questions, she promptly provided answers, ensuring I had the information I needed when I needed it. Working with Fellerman & Ciarimboli was a positive experience given the circumstances I was facing. I highly recommend Attorney Molly and the firm to anyone seeking reliable and compassionate assistance during challenging times.

    - Frank K.
    “You are like family to us & will always love you!”
    Molly thank you for everything you’ve done for Terry and me. You went above and beyond. You are like family to us and will always love you!
    - Arlene P.
    “I can't express how GREAT my first experience with an attorney has been!”
    I can't express how GREAT my first experience with an attorney has been! I'm not kidding when I say that both you and the entire firm are I think the best around. Once get things settled around here, I would like to make an appointment to come up to talk about some other issues, but I have been doing nothing, but singing the praises of you The entire organization to everyone that I speak with.
    - R.R.
    “The compassion shown to us by not only the three of you, but everyone to whom we encountered at Fellerman & Ciarimboli was off the charts and so sincere.”

    There are no adequate words to convey to you, Mike, and Ed how grateful our family is for all of your hard work in helping us through the most difficult time of our lives. Your commitment to justice is unlike anything we have ever witnessed. Our tragedy became your tragedy. The three of you have become part of our family.

    Harry, you explained everything necessary in terms which were comprehensible and helpful to us to better understand all that was presented. We are so grateful for that.

    The compassion shown to us by not only the three of you, but everyone to whom we encountered at Fellerman & Ciarimboli was off the charts and so sincere.

    We will grieve our profound loss for the rest of our lives, but all of you helped to make it a bit easier, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

    God's Blessings to you and your family.

    - Client
    “Happy that I chose you to take my case. Your team is amazing, too!”
    Molly, Thank you so much! I can't tell you how much you mean to me, throughout this process, you have always been there and helped me through. I am glad it all came to a good ending and that it is over. But, I will miss you and you will always be referred to anyone that ever asks me for an amazing lawyer! Keep fighting for the people who need you! You are amazing at what you do, you're professional and genuine! I wish you all the best in your career and am happy that I chose you to take my case. Your team is amazing, too!
    - Nicole W.
    “I was in a bad accident and I had my daughter in the car with me. I highly recommend this firm.”
    I was in a bad accident and I had my daughter in the car with me. I highly recommend this firm. My attorney Myer Messinger was very compassionate and offered empathy with helping me and my daughter with the mental agony we experienced after the accident. Mr Messinger is very professional and knowledgeable. We sat for hours for the mediation and he fought to get me the best settlement
    - Enide Jerome
    “Very Informative & Helpful”
    “Corey Suda was our attorney as well as Ed Ciarimboli and they were both great, very informative, helpful, stayed in contact with us throughout our case. Very happy with the outcome of the case!!”
    - Debbie C.
    “Highly Recommend!”
    Called Greg Fellerman for a legal issue. He immediately took my call and helped me resolve the issue. Big thanks!
    - Brandon Z.

Contact Us Today

At Fellerman & Ciarimboli Law, PC, we're always ready to take your calls! Give us a call or fill out the form below to contact one of our team members.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy
  • Our Clients Time is Valuable
    Every case is unique and we spend the time working hard on your case, so you can focus on everything else.
  • Experienced Trial Attorneys
    For 20 years our attorney's haven fought hard for clients and will not back away from a trial.
  • Ready and Available to Help You
    Schedule a free initial consultation with our team.
  • Our Results Make a Difference
    We've recovered hundreds of millions for our clients.