Types Of Brain Injuries

Spotlight Case

Six-month-old infant girl suffered a brain injury during swimming lesson. Plaintiff claimed public entity liability for negligent swimming instruction and negligent observation of near drowning.

Result: $1.5 million settlement.

At Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer, our attorneys represent clients who have suffered serious brain injuries. We assist clients in Oakland, the Bay Area, and throughout California in all types of personal injury cases.

If you have questions about a brain injury claim, our attorneys are ready to help you. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free legal consultation to discuss your case with a member of our team.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

A traumatic brain injury, commonly referred to as TBI, can occur in any traumatic event, such as a car accident, a slip-and-fall, negligent surgery or drug reactions. The symptoms can vary greatly and can include anything from mild changes in mood or personality to paralysis or even death.

It is often difficult to diagnose TBI from a closed head injury. A closed head injury occurs where the brain is knocked against the skull, without the skull actually cracking. A victim can suffer serious injuries from this impact. If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI due to someone else's careless, or negligent, actions, it may be possible to recover compensation for your medical bills and other losses.

Frontal Lobe Injuries

The frontal lobe of the brain controls our personalities and moods. It also controls our ability to reason, plan and access memories. An injury to the frontal lobe, either in a severe accident or due to an error in surgery, can have devastating results, including:

  • Severe mood changes
  • Personality shifts
  • Poor planning
  • Memory problems
  • Increased aggression
  • Poor concentration
  • Loss of inhibitions

At our firm, we work with injury victims and their loved ones to build your personal injury claims. As your legal team, we will work to secure the compensation you need to move forward after your frontal lobe injury.

Cerebral Hemorrhage

A cerebral hemorrhage occurs when there is bleeding in the brain. We help clients who have suffered all types of cerebral hemorrhages, including subdural hematomas as well as subarachnoid and subgaleal hemorrhages.

If you or a loved one suffered from a hemorrhage in an accident caused by someone else or due to medical malpractice, our attorneys can help. Our attorneys have experience helping clients with all types of brain injuries, and we will work to secure the compensation you need and deserve.


Encephalomalacia, or cerebromalacia, is a softening or loss of brain tissue. It occurs when the blood is restricted in an accident, in surgery or in the womb. The resulting effects of encephalomalacia can include a wide range of altered brain functions, including mood, motor function, memory and balance.

Hypoxic, Anoxic And Ischemic Injuries

Hypoxic-anoxic and ischemic brain injuries occur when there is a lack of oxygen to the brain. This can occur in a wide variety of situations, including:

  • Lack of blood to the brain after an accident, in a stroke or in surgery
  • Respiratory arrest or breathing problems
  • Choking or drowning
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Birth injury

If you or a loved one has suffered from a hypoxic, anoxic or ischemic brain injury, our attorneys may be able to assist you. As experienced Bay Area brain trauma lawyers, we provide clients with diligent case preparation and experienced trial representation.

Contact Our Lawyers About Your Brain Injury Claim Today

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