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Learning More About Life After a Birth Injury

For a parent raising a child with a birth injury, a variety of educational resources are available to better understand the birth injury, signs of the birth injury, treatment or rehabilitation opportunities and options for legal action against the negligent party.

Educational resources such as a birth injury glossary are often an invaluable tool for discussing options with a doctor. The following external resources are also helpful and reputable options to learn about birth injuries:

  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: This site provides comprehensive explanations of birth injuries and defects, along with quality treatment options.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: This site offers a variety of resources related to child health topics and parenting tips.
  • Mayo Clinic: An online medical resource, this site offers another perspective on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options and clinical trial information.
  • WebMD: This site is another option for researching a birth injury or diagnosis. Users can search by symptom to determine a possible diagnosis.
  • March of Dimes: Both the online site and the larger organization provide informational resources to families coping with a birth injury or birth defect.
  • Birth injury support groups: Many specific birth injuries such as cerebral palsy and Erb's palsy have support groups established throughout the country. These local and national groups offer parents and children important information about local events, treatment options and support forums.

While each birth injury is different, these general resources may provide a parent raising a child with a birth injury a place to start to learn about the diagnosis.

Doctors, nurses and other families living with birth injuries will also be able to provide resources and educational opportunities, as well as information about treatment, therapy resources and clinical trials. A birth injury attorney, on the other hand, will be the best resource to answer questions about taking legal action after a doctor's negligent care caused a birth injury.

The Birth Injury Team is a subsidiary of Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., made up of experienced attorneys and medical professionals. Our lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience handling birth injury cases. We are dedicated to helping parents understand their child's condition and guiding them through the process of securing the care and support they need. Located in Philadelphia, we serve clients across the United States.

To discuss additional educational resources with The Birth Injury Team and to learn about your options for taking legal action, contact our office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We serve clients nationwide.


Located in Philadelphia, Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., home of MyPhillyLawyer, serves clients in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, and throughout the United States.

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