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.
Since Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer was established in 1978, the firm has handled numerous birth injury cases in Oakland, the greater Bay Area and throughout Northern California. Typically, in such cases justice is hard to come by. After all, what represents a "just" result when the happiest of days turns into something quite different?
How do you compensate the parents of an infant who, due to the negligence of a health care provider, will never lead a "normal" life?
A Holistic Approach To Birth Injury Cases
Birth injury cases are tragic. Our firm takes a holistic approach to birth injury cases. Our goal is to not only obtain the compensation required to deal with lifetime medical and quality of life issues, but we also strive to help our clients in other areas, such as providing experience in Life Care Plans for victims who sustain catastrophic injuries.
Our firm is well-versed in birth injury cases and we have taken cases that involve mental retardation, cerebral palsy and seizures, as well as other medical practice issues such as failure to perform a C-section or diagnose fetal distress. As your advocates, our team will work closely within our network of medical professionals to provide appropriate resources for your matter.
Our clients are almost always assigned two attorneys, including a firm partner with anywhere from 25 to 40 years of experience. As aggressive as we are in our approach to winning birth injury cases, we are equally compassionate toward our clients.
Communication is key to successfully handling your case. We want you to be informed, know and understand both the issues involved in your case and what we are doing to help you. This is simply about courtesy, respect and treating you as a fellow human being who has experienced an enormous personal tragedy.
Schedule A Free Case Review
Please contact our firm to schedule a free legal consultation if you would like to discuss your case with a member of our team. We welcome the opportunity to learn about your case and determine whether we can be of service. Call 510-832-5411 or send us an email now.