Types Of Birth Injuries

Spotlight Case

Child suffered severe brain injury at birth when mother's uterus ruptured during an attempt at vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Doctor and hospital failed to recognize signs of impending rupture and delayed c-section until rupture of uterus. Child has severe Cerebral Palsy.

Result: $14.85 million jury verdict.

At Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer, our attorneys represent clients whose loved ones have suffered serious birth injuries. We represent clients and their children in Oakland, the Bay Area, throughout Northern California and beyond in all types of personal injury cases.

To discuss your case with a member of our team during a free legal consultation, contact our law firm now.

Hypoxic, Anoxic And Ischemic Injuries

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

  • Lack of blood to the brain in the womb
  • In an accident
  • During surgery
  • Respiratory arrest or breathing problems
  • Choking or drowning
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning

As experienced Bay Area birth trauma lawyers, we provide clients with diligent case preparation and experienced trial representation in cases involving hypoxic-anoxic and ischemic brain injuries.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a birth defect, which can be caused by a lack of oxygen, head trauma, poor prenatal, perinatal or neonatal care. It can lead to mental disabilities, problems walking and talking, and seizures, among many other symptoms.

Our attorneys understand how important your child is to you. As your legal team, we will work to bring a claim and hold the responsible parties accountable as well as secure the medical coverage you need to care for your child.


Encephalomalacia, or cerebromalacia, is a softening or loss of brain tissue. It can occur when the blood is restricted 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.

If your child was injured at birth, we will vigorously investigate the cause as your legal team.

Contact Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Whether your child has suffered from a subgaleal hemorrhage or cerebral palsy or any other birth injury, contact our firm to schedule a free legal consultation. Call 510-832-5411 or send us an email now.