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Brain Injuries

Los Angeles Brain Injury Attorney

Over $1 Billion in Compensation for Clients

Brain injuries can affect victims in different ways, but all have the potential for profound consequences. If you or someone you love suffered brain damage due to the errors of a health care provider or another’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages by bringing a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Bostwick & Peterson, LLP is a nationally respected trial firm that’s helped hundreds of victims fight for justice following serious injuries and wrongful death. We’re trusted in complex cases because we have the experience, background, and resources to win.

Why Choose Bostwick & Peterson, LLP?

  • Since 2018, our firm has twice broken and set the record for California’s largest medical malpractice recovery in history with a $17 million birth injury settlement and $14 million neonatal brain injury settlement.
  • We have won over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for clients.
  • We’re named among U.S News “Best Law Firms” list and have attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America© and Super Lawyers®.
  • 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, 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, Stroke, Failure to Diagnose, Brain Injury $8,750,000

    A 30-year-old woman with a brain aneurysm suffered a stroke after the ER failed to order a CT scan.

  • 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, 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, Stroke Injury $8,000,000

    A 58-year-old woman suffered a brain hemorrhage caused by a cerebral aneurysm.

  • Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Stroke Injury Record-Setting Result $7,860,000

    Record result for 65-year-old woman with cerebral aneurysm resulting in significant brain injuries.


Your Rights After a Brain Injury

Brain injuries come in many forms, including:

  • Traumatic brain injuries, which are caused by physical trauma to the brain.
  • Hypoxic or anoxic injuries, which result from insufficient in no oxygenated blood flow to the brain.

When brain injuries result from another person’s negligence, you may have the right to bring legal action for a financial recovery of your damages. For example, victims may bring claims after suffering brain damage from:

  • Anesthesia or medication errors
  • Birth injuries involving delayed C-sections or mismanaged complications
  • Surgical errors
  • Failures to diagnose or treat stroke or cardiac conditions

Our Los Angeles brain injury lawyers can review your case at no cost and discuss how we may be able to help. We work on contingency fees, which means there is no fee unless we win.

Proving Medical Negligence After a Brain Injury

Proving medical negligence and recovering compensation requires attorneys to investigate and diligently prepare your case. At Bostwick & Peterson, our attorneys have been winning record malpractice results for decades and have established the network of specialists and medical experts who help us build strong cases and position clients for a recovery of their:

  • Lost wages and future earnings
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other economic and non-economic damages

Working with an attorney can make the difference when it comes to litigating your brain injury case and recovering the compensation you deserve. Some examples of our brain injury results:

  • $21 million for a truck accident victim who suffered a brain injury and lasting cognitive deficits. This is a record result for this type of compensatory award.
  • $17 million for a baby who suffered brain damage after providers failed to treat a routine infection during pregnancy.
  • $14 million for a 3-day-old child who suffered permanent brain damage due to a surgical error.
  • $8.75 million for a woman who suffered a stroke after ER providers failed to order a CT scan.

Seeking the maximum possible recovery can help ensure that victims have the necessary resources to cover needed expenses and the care they’ll require in the future. For many brain injury victims, there are lifelong costs.

If you wish to discuss a brain injury lawsuit with a Los Angeles attorney from Bostwick & Peterson, LLP, contact us for a FREE case review: (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
    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.

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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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