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Bostwick & Peterson, LLP is nationally recognized for obtaining record multi-million dollar recoveries for victims of medical malpractice.

  • Inner Circle of Advocates
    Inner Circle of Advocates

    Invitation-only organization of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in the U.S.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Former President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, limited to the top 500 trial lawyers in the U.S.

  • Super Lawyers 2022
    Super Lawyers 2022

    James S. Bostwick and Erik L. Peterson have been named top-rated medical malpractice attorneys.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    Invitation-only group of the nation’s top civil lawyers and judges.

  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
    American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

    James Bostwick is a nationally certified medical malpractice specialist and founding member.

  • The Best Lawyers in America
    The Best Lawyers in America

    Recognized since its inception in 1983 by this peer-reviewed publication, comprised of the best legal talent in the world.

  • U.S. News Best Law Firms 2024
    U.S. News Best Law Firms 2024

    Recognized for professional excellence with impressive ratings from clients and peers.

  • The National Trial Lawyers
    The National Trial Lawyers

    James Bostwick & Erik Peterson are listed in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    An exclusive group limited to less than 1% of U.S. attorneys who have won multi-million dollar results.

  • Lawdragon

    James Bostwick inducted into the Hall of Fame and featured among the Top 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America.

  • Expertise - 2024
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  • Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Sepsis, Medication Error Record-Setting Result $17,000,000

    Settlement for a brain-injured baby.

  • Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Neonatal Injury, Surgical Injury Record-Setting Result $14,000,000

    Surgery error on a 3-day old child resulted in brain injuries.

  • Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy Record-Setting Result $11,400,000

    Birth injury resulted in Cerebral Palsy. This settlement is a state record.

  • Medical Malpractice, Neonatal Injury, Failure to Diagnose Record-Setting Result $11,000,000

    Neonatal blindness injuries to premature triplets after failure to diagnose the condition in a timely manner.

  • Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Record-Setting Result $10,000,000

    Record settlement for a birth injury case in that state.

  • Medical Malpractice, Cardiac Misdiagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, Wrongful Death Record-Setting Result $9,960,000

    This case against UCSF Medical Center was the largest medical malpractice settlement for a death in California history in 2002.

  • Medical Malpractice, Sepsis, Amputation Record-Setting Result $9,750,000

    Failure to treat sepsis and excessive medication led to the loss of limbs. This is a record-setting result in the state.

  • Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Record-Setting Result $8,900,000

    Record trial judgment for improper use of vacuum extraction and failure to timely deliver a baby (1985).

  • Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Surgical Error, Stroke Injury Record-Setting Result $8,000,000

    Record settlement in 1985 for 16-year-old who went into a coma during knee surgery (Oklahoma).

  • Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury Record-Setting Result $7,600,000

    Largest jury verdict in the world in 1978.


Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Over $1 Billion Recovered for Clients Nationwide

Bostwick & Peterson, LLP is one of the nation’s most accomplished medical malpractice firms. Led by a Board Certified Medical Malpractice Specialist, we are known for our winning results:

  • Since 2018, we’ve twice set the record for largest medical malpractice recovery in California history.
  • Over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements.
  • Record birth injury and neonatal injury recoveries in 4 different states.

Our Los Angeles medical malpractice attorneys have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, Super Lawyers®, and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100. We have specialized experience required for these complex claims and are unrelenting in our pursuit of the maximum compensation possible.

Our firm helps victims seek the justice and compensation they deserve after suffering harm due to medical negligence and a health care provider's substandard care.

Because every case is unique and because there is a statute of limitations which places a deadline on malpractice claims, we encourage victims to bring their cases to the attention of our team at soon as possible. We can evaluate your claim and discuss your options for legal action.

We’ve helped hundreds of families fight for justice. Let’s see if we can help you. Contact us for a FREE consultation: (213) 519-5636. There is no fee unless we win your case!


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  • More Than $1 Billion In Settlements And Verdicts For Our Clients
  • Obtained the Largest Medical Malpractice Settlement in California
  • Included In The List Of "Best Lawyers In America" By U.S. News - Best Lawyers® Since Its Inception In 1983
  • Since January 2018, The Firm Has Twice Broken The California Record For Largest Medical Malpractice Settlements
  • Record-Setting Verdicts & Settlements In Four States, For Malpractice, Truck, And Auto Accidents
  • Invite-Only Member Of The Inner Circle of Advocates, Limited To The Nation’s Top 100 Plaintiff Lawyers
  • James Bostwick Received The Trial Lawyers "Presidential Award Of Merit"
  • James Bostwick Is A Nationally Certified Specialist By The American Board Of Professional Liability

Put a highly recognized and award-winning firm on your side. We know how to make the difference in your case.


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.


When you choose Bostwick & Peterson, LLP, you can be confident in attorneys who are fully committed to you and your cause. We aggressively pursue each case because we understand how important your claim and case are to you and your family, as well as your future health, medical care, and ability to live your life.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of medical malpractice, contact Bostwick & Peterson, LLP at our firm today and schedule your FREE confidential consultation: (213) 519-5636.


Our firm is headed by James S. Bostwick & Erik L. Peterson, two highly-regarded California lawyers.

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.

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.


Serious medical malpractice affects your life in countless ways—yet California has a law that prevents the victims of medical malpractice from recovering more than $250,000 in non-economic damages. For patients with lasting impairment, the intangible losses you face cannot be solved by any amount of compensation, but at least this recovery can help you improve your situation and rest with the knowledge the at-fault care provider was held accountable.

Because we know we are limited in the amount of non-economic damages we can request, our team works that much harder to ensure our clients recover full economic damages in every case. Making sure you are taken care of is our first priority, and we do everything possible within the law for our clients.


  • “The difference between Jim and all the other firms — he does not give up until he is satisfied.”

    - Former Client
  • “Mr. Peterson, along with his team, helped us navigate the legal system and were always prompt in their follow-ups and with any questions we had.”

    - L.X.
  • “Erik and his team made my family feel super comfortable throughout this entire process and they were helpful every step of the way.”

    - T.H.
  • “A hundred times over would recommend working with Erik. He is very knowledgeable, professional, prompt, and direct. A solid lawyer.”

    - K.C.
  • “They are professional and friendly, and get results!”

    - G.P.


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