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are you a parent or guardian whose child has suffered a serious injury at birth?

Connect with Organizations and Access Resources.

A family faces many challenges when a child enters the world with a serious injury or health condition. To assist with these challenges, we've put together a resource list of organizations dedicated to supporting children and families living with health and quality-of-life challenges. Many of these organizations not only provide access to much needed information, they also serve as support and advocacy platforms for families facing similar situations.

National organizations and resources for premature birth, birth defects, and infant mortality:

  • March of Dimes 
    U.S. nonprofit dedicated to improving the health of mothers and babies. “We believe that every baby deserves the best possible start.” In addition to funding research and advocating for better public policy, the March of Dimes provides educational resources for families and medical professionals.
  • NICU Parent Network
    A network of organizations offering support to premature infants and their families. By serving as a collective platform for parents of premature babies. NPN seeks to impact healthcare policy and care guidelines as well as serving as an advocate, educator and supporter.
  • Preemie World
    An online community for parents of premature infants and the professionals who care for them.  They offer an informative newsletter, a directory of resources, and sponsor events worldwide centered on relevant medical topics.
  • American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
    Dedicated to improving the care of individuals with childhood-onset disability, their families, and communities. AACPDM has put together a diverse resource library and publishes their own newsletter and journal. 
  • The Arc
    A national organization focused on policy and advocacy for individuals with special needs. You can find information to help children and their families with the challenges of autism, Down syndrome, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Healthy Children
    A website powered by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Healthy Children provides basic medical information on various birth conditions such as autism, cancer, and cerebral palsy.

The attorneys at Thomas & Wickenheiser represent children and their families throughout Massachusetts who are impacted by birth injuries. As experts in medical malpractice law, we have a comprehensive understanding of the short- and long-term effects of birth-related injuries.

If you would like to speak with us regarding a birth injury, please complete the form on this page or call 774-302-2300