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Long Beach

Long Beach Medical Malpractice Attorney

Over $1 Billion in Compensation Recovered

Bostwick & Peterson, LLP fights for medical malpractice victims in Long Beach and the state of California. As one of the nation’s most respected malpractice law firms, we’ve set the standard for litigating complex claims and securing record results for our clients.

  • Since 2018, we have twice broken the California record for largest malpractice recovery.
  • Our firm is named among U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” and our attorneys have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America.
  • James Bostwick is a Certified Medical Malpractice Specialist and an invited member of the Inner Circle of Advocates and Erik Peterson is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America

Highly Qualified Legal Representation in Medical Malpractice Claims

We have served the injured and their families for over 60 years in a wide range of medical malpractice claims. We negotiate or litigate claims in all types of birth injury and neonatal injury cases, including pediatric meningitis. Our only concern is that our clients get the compensation they deserve.

Do you have a potential medical malpractice lawsuit? Call to speak with a Long Beach medical malpractice lawyer about your rights and options. Consultations are FREE.

Put Proven Attorneys on Your Case

Our attorneys are recognized by their peers as some of the most successful and talented trial lawyers:

  • Attorney James Bostwick is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invite-only group of the top 100 trial lawyers in the nation.
  • Attorney Erik Peterson is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America
  • Both Attorneys Bostwick and Peterson have been named to The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, and numerous other legal listings.

We have the experience to handle a range of medical negligence cases, including those involving:

Examples of Our Results

Bostwick & Peterson is known for our winning results. Here are just a few:

  • $21 Million: truck accident resulting in mild traumatic brain injury.
  • $17 Million: settlement for a brain injured baby after providers failed to treat maternal infection.
  • $14 Million: recovery for a 3-day-old baby who suffered brain injury due to surgical error.
  • $11.4 Million: birth injury resulting in cerebral palsy after providers failed to monitor fetus.

Medical malpractice cases are difficult to resolve, and will require legal counsel with experience and a proven record of success. We know how important the final outcome is to you and your family, and we take on cases with a full commitment to pursue every form of compensation you have a right to claim under the law. You can have confidence that we will be dedicated to you and your family, and we represent victims on a contingency basis - if we don't win, you will not owe us anything.

Contact a Long Beach medical malpractice attorney for a FREE consultation.


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

    Settlement for a brain-injured baby.

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

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

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

    Largest jury verdict in the world in 1978.

  • 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, 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, 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, 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.



  • 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
    Expertise - 2024 finds and reviews the top service professionals in over 200 industries across the U.S.



  • 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


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