Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Over $500 Million Recovered for the Injured
For the last 60 years, the experienced lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson LLP have been successfully representing clients in all manner of medical malpractice,
legal malpractice, birth injury and other medical malpractice cases. Our firm is committed to representing individuals who have become the victim of some form of negligence at the hands of medical professionals. We believe in fighting hard to see that our clients receive the compensation they need to live full and happy after their injury.
We are one of the leading medical malpractice law firms in the nation, and are highly respected and are:
- AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® - peer review rating of professional skill and ethics.
- $500+ million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.
- Trial Lawyers "Presidential Award of Merit" for the largest verdict of its types in California.
If you or a loved one has sustained serious injuries due to medical malpractice, you want the experience and dedication of a Los Angeles medical malpractice attorney from our firm.
Los Angeles Attorney Representing Birth Injury Victims
Imagine the excitement of your child’s birth ruined by an unexpected turn of events: a birth injury. What should be a cherished moment now becomes frightening and full of uncertainty. Birth injury is any trauma sustained by the mother or infant during delivery and can be caused by any number of things - even something as seemingly normal as an extended labor, fast labor, or a large infant.
Trauma can also be sustained by the infant if the birth canal is too small or the baby is positioned abnormally. Injuries can range from slight bruising to more serious complications, such as fractured bones. Typically, infants are born head first. A “breech birth,” where the baby’s feet enter the birthing canal instead, is more likely to result in some kind of birth injury. On rare occasions, the infant may fracture its skull or other bones.
At Bostwick & Peterson LLP, we understand your rights as a patient and are devoted to helping mothers and children who have suffered a birth injury because of careless doctors. For every 1,000 children born in the United States, 6.68 instances of birth trauma occur. While some of these situations are the result of natural causes, others are the result of medical negligence. A child and its mother should never suffer an unnecessary injury during delivery, especially if the trauma is avoidable. Medical malpractice can cause or amplify birth injury.
Common Negligence Claims in Birth Injury Lawsuits
If the doctor fails to perform a necessary caesarian section on time, the baby may be hurt during delivery. Doctors who do not anticipate complications during delivery – due to the infant’s size or preexisting health concerns with the mother – put the mother and infant at a higher risk of injury. External factors contribute to birth injuries as well.
For instance, doctors may administer an overdose of medication to the mother, putting the mother and infant at risk of unnecessary harm. Although not all birth injury is avoidable, mothers and infants should not suffer injury because of careless doctors. If you or a loved one has suffered a birth injury, Bostwick & Peterson is on your side to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Representing Medical Malpractice Victims in Los Angeles, CA
We focus our efforts on medical malpractice lawsuits. Listed below are just some of the many types of cases we have handled.
Emergency Room Errors
There is almost no situation in an entire hospital that is quite as stressful as that of the emergency room. With the high pressure and high stakes, it is not uncommon for doctors and nurses to lose track of the details and to become careless. This, however, is unacceptable and if their negligence cause an injury that could have been otherwise avoided – such as this misuse of anesthesia or medication. If you have recently been injured or if you have otherwise had a loved one who has suffered, it is in your best interests to get the involvement of an experienced medical malpractice attorney from our firm today.
Malpractice Attorney Serving Los Angeles, Long Beach & Santa Monica
Our firm is headed by James S. Bostwick & Erik L. Peterson, two highly-regarded California lawyers.
James S. Bostwick
Mr. Bostwick has been certified as a medical malpractice specialist by the American Board of Professional Liability and he has set several local, state and national records for settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of his clients. He is a past President for the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and an invited member of the "Inner Circle of Advocates," an organization made up of the top 100 plaintiffs lawyers in the country.
Erik L. Peterson
Mr. Peterson is listed in Super Lawyers® and he has received Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating for his legal ability and professional ethics. He is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, which is an invitation-only trial lawyer society, consisting of less than one-half of one percent of all American lawyers.
Contact Bostwick & Peterson, LLP
When you have our firm on our side, you can rest assured that you have attorneys who are fully committed to you and your cause. We aggressively pursue each case, and we do not back down because we understand how important your claim and case are to you and your family, not to mention to your future health, medical care, and ability to live your life. You can be confident knowing that should you choose to work with our firm that you will have a heavyweight in your corner that will truly go above and beyond in their efforts to helping you recover the just compensation that you deserve. So what are you waiting for? Call today.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of suspected medical malpractice, contact a Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyer at our firm today and schedule your confidential consultation.
Our attorneys proudly serve clients throughout Los Angeles, Long Beach and Santa Monica, California.