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A Prestigious California Law Firm

Los Angeles Birth Injury Attorney

Were you or your baby injured during labor?

Bringing a child into the world is supposed to be a wonderful experience. Being able to see your baby for the first time, to touch their fingers, to hold them close, it is a moment no parent will ever forget. During childbirth parents count on their obstetrician, pediatrician, doctor, midwife, nurses, and all medical professionals responsible for their care, to do their jobs professionally and within the guidelines of their area of expertise. Complications during childbirth can still arise, however, and even the most highly-trained, experienced and well-intended professional can make mistakes. These types of mistakes, unfortunately, may have devastating effects.

Should a failure to provide the accepted standard of care cause an injury during labor or birth, that is considered medical malpractice and the responsible party needs to be held accountable for their actions. If you or your baby sustained any form of birth injuries, we advise you consult with a Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyer at our firm as soon as possible. Our attorneys specialize in medical malpractice and we strongly believe victims of birth injuries should not have to face the financial burden for medical expenses and potential life-long care. That is why we take the time to answer your questions, review your case, have our own physician analyze your medical records and reports, and help you determine how best to proceed. We are committed to helping you get through this difficult time.

Birth Injury Lawyer Serving Los Angeles

Some of the more common birth injuries are paralysis, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Not every birth injury is as a result of medical malpractice, and birth injuries can occur which are beyond anyone's control. Those that are brought about due to negligence, human error or carelessness are amongst the most tragic, however, because they could have easily been prevented.

For more than 60 years, our firm has been representing clients in all manner of medical malpractice suits and we are dedicated to seeing that our clients' rights and best interests are protected. One of our recent cases involved catastrophic birth injuries to a child born to a 17 year old mother, who had an entirely normal pre-natal course. We recovered a settlement sum of $10 million dollars on behalf of the mother and baby, which is considered to be a record settlement for an obstetrical case. Another case involving the improper use of vacuum extraction and failure to deliver the baby in a timely manner resulted in a record trial judgment, awarding $8.9 million to our client.

Although we cannot guarantee the outcome of any particular case, our knowledgeable attorneys are committed to providing clients with the aggressive representation they deserve. We have tried hundreds of cases over the years, and have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients. We have also received numerous awards and recognition for our work including being listed in Best Lawyers in America, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates, and Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

If your child has sustained any kind of birth injury we advise you contact a Los Angeles birth injury attorney at Bostwick & Peterson LLP right away, so we can review your situation and advise you of your legal rights and options.

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Testimonials From Our Clients

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


  • “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.”


  • “You simply can't go wrong trusting your case to this man.”

    Former Client

  • “I'm glad they were there for me every step of the way.”

    Former Client

  • “Mr. Peterson and his team worked tirelessly with dedication.”


What Sets Bostwick & Peterson, LLP Apart?

  • Over $750 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • Record-Setting Birth Injury Verdicts & Settlements in Four States
  • We Have Received the Trial Lawyers "Presidential Award of Merit"
  • We Have Been Included in the List of "Best Lawyers in America" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers®
  • Attorney James Bostwick Is a Certified Specialist by the American Board of Professional Liability
  • We Are Members of the Inner Circle of Advocates, Which Is the Nation’s Top 100 Plaintiff Lawyers