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Our law firm concentrates on the litigation of birth injuries nationwide. With an OBGYN, labor/delivery nurse and other experienced medical and legal professionals representing your rights, the MEDLAW Legal Team offers families and children the resources and experience necessary to successfully litigate healthcare negligence claims.

Our medical malpractice attorneys focus on the representation of families whose children have developed a disability as a result of negligent medical care.


Cerebral Palsy Success Stories

Bill Porter - Born with cerebral palsy, Porter nonetheless became a door-to-door salesman in Portland, Oregon, struggling up to 10 miles a day on foot. He was featured in Reader's Digest and on a segment of the ABC news magazine 20/20, and his story was told in the 2002 TNT cable movie Door To Door

Dr. Jan Brunstrom - one of the most remarkable personal and professional success stories you will ever hear. She is Medical Director of the world renowned Cerebral Palsy (CP) Center at St. Louis Children's Hospital, and a much-honored physician whose innovations in CP are unparalleled in the field. She also has cerebral palsy. Parade Magazine ran an article entitled "Who Says I Can't" about Dr. Jan Brunstrom - Article

Dan Keplinger - This is the home page of Dan Keplinger. Mr. Keplinger is an artist who has cerebral palsy and was the subject of the Academy Award winning documentary “King Gimp”.

Christy Brown - Irish Writer/Poet. The Academy Award winning film My Left Foot profiled his life; suffered from brain paralysis of athetoid kind [DIB cerebral palsy] - one of 21 children. Read about Christy Brown and his works

Garth Gamblin - A Kentucky reporter for more than 30 years, Garth has cerebral palsy. The condition that has hampered his ability to walk and to use his arms and to talk. Years of typing have worn away the corner of the nail on the finger he uses as well as erased the letters from the keyboard. Read Gamblin's Success Story >

Lessons From Living With Cerebral Palsy - This is the web site of Marty Sheldon and is entitled Lessons From Living With Cerebral Palsy. Ms. Sheldon says “This is my story about learning to live with C.P. By telling my story I hope to generate interest in the need for more research into the daily lives of people living with cerebral palsy.”

Young Man with Cerebral Palsy Loves Greyhounds - Skip Potter has Cerebral Palsy. He tells his story of how he got involved in Greyhound adoption.

Susie Rodde - Telling her story online and providing a wealth of information regarding cerebral palsy. Susie is a winner of the Sandra Jensen Award in California.


Stephen Hopkins
Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Rhode Island who had “palsy.” He said, “My hand may shake but my heart does not” as he signed the document.

Geri Jewell
Comedian/Actress. Appeared on The Facts of Life television show.

Chris Fonseca
Comedian. Works the American comedy club circuit and has written material for such comedians as Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno and Roseanne Arnold.

Chris Nolan
Irish Poet

Anne McDonald
Australian Writer and Social Critic

Ruth Senkenwitz Mercer

Thomas Ritter
Attorney/former UCPA Board of Directors. Brother of Actor John Ritter. Father, Tex Ritter, helped start United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc.

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