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Birth Injuries

Los Angeles Birth Injury Attorney

Record Birth and Neonatal Injury Settlements & Verdicts

During childbirth parents count on health care providers to do their jobs professionally and within the guidelines of their area of expertise. When providers fail to meet the standard of care and mothers or babies suffer harm as a result, there may be grounds for a birth injury lawsuit.

Bostwick & Peterson, LLP is a national caliber trial law firm that’s helped numerous families across the country fight for justice following preventable birth injuries and medical malpractice.

  • Since 2018, we have twice broken the CA record for largest medical malpractice recovery with a $17 million birth injury settlement and $14 million neonatal brain injury settlement.
  • Our firm has won record verdicts and settlements in California, Hawaii, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Washington.

Our firm has won over $1 billion in compensation for clients and handles all types of birth injury claims. If you’ve been injured in the Los Angeles area or anywhere in California, call for a FREE review of your case. We charge no fee to hire and no fee unless we win.

  • 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, 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, Neonatal/Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Record-Setting Result $8,000,000

    Record settlement for a neonatal/birth injury in this Western state. The baby suffered severe spastic quadriparesis and relatively retained cognitive ability.

  • Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Record-Setting Result $7,100,000

    Birth injury record settlement in Mid-America.

  • Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Record-Setting Result $7,000,000

    California birth injury record settlement at the time.

  • Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury $6,000,000

    Settlement for a birth injury resulting in cerebral palsy requiring 24-hour care.


Birth Injury Lawsuits: Fighting for Families

Should a failure to meet the accepted standard of care cause injury to mother or baby, victims may be able to bring civil medical malpractice claims to recover compensation for their losses. Examples of birth and neonatal injury cases we handle:

  • Infant brain damage
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Elevated bilirubin
  • Umbilical cord compression
  • Failure to monitor fetal heart rate
  • Failures to diagnose or treat complications or infections
  • Maternal wrongful death
  • Wrongful birth / wrongful death

If you or your baby suffered preventable birth injuries due to negligence in pregnancy, labor, or delivery, we encourage you to consult with a Los Angeles birth injury lawyer at our firm as soon as possible.

Our attorneys specialize in medical malpractice and strongly believe victims 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 physicians analyze your medical records, and help you determine how best to proceed. We are committed to helping you get through this difficult time.

Read James Bostwick’s article on Medical Malpractice: Preparation and Trial of Birth Injury Cases as published in Plaintiff magazine.

Request a FREE Case Evaluation

For more than 40 years, our firm has been representing clients in all manner of medical malpractice claims. We are dedicated to seeing that our clients' rights and best interests are protected and:

  • Offer FREE and confidential case evaluations.
  • Charge no up-front fees or costs to hire.
  • Work on contingency – if we don’t win, you don’t pay.

Bostwick & Peterson, LLP has been named among the U.S. News “Best Law Firms” list and is backed by attorneys included among Super Lawyers® and The Best Lawyers in America©. We know how to help our clients win and we have a track record of proven results to show just that. Some recent birth injury recoveries:

  • $17 million record birth injury settlement – the largest in California history.
  • $14 million neonatal brain injury settlement for 3-year-old child.
  • $11.4 million settlement over birth injury resulting in cerebral palsy.
  • $11 million neonatal injury involving retinopathy of prematurity in triplets.
  • $10 million settlement over failure to properly deliver, resulting in cerebral palsy.

Although we cannot guarantee the outcome of any particular case, our knowledgeable attorneys are committed to providing clients with the experienced and passionate representation they deserve. We have tried hundreds of cases and have recovered over $1 billion for our clients. Let us see how we may be able to fight for you.

To request a FREE review of your case, contact us online or call (213) 519-5636.

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

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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


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