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Failure to Diagnose

Los Angeles Failure to Diagnose Lawyer

We’ve Recovered Millions in Missed Diagnosis Lawsuits

The first step toward treating an individual's medical condition is properly diagnosing the problem. Without a proper diagnosis, patients may not receive the treatment or timely care they need and can face increased risks for complications, serious injury, or death.

If you or someone you love suffered harm because a medical provider failed to diagnose a condition or complication, you may be entitled to compensation. Our Los Angeles failure to diagnose attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP have decades of experience fighting for medical negligence victims and can review your case to discuss your options.

  • We’ve broken the CA record for largest malpractice recovery twice since 2018.
  • Our firm has secured over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements.
  • We’re named among U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”.

Bostwick & Peterson is a premier trial practice comprised of attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America©, Super Lawyers®, and other top legal listings. Contact us for a FREE consultation.

Medical Negligence & Missed or Misdiagnoses

Medical professionals owe their patients a duty of care. Generally, this means they must treat patients in a manner a reasonably skilled provider would be expected to treat a patient in the same or similar situation.

In medical malpractice cases that allege diagnostic errors, there are many ways providers may fail to meet the applicable standard of care. Examples include:

Failures to timely diagnose can have devastating consequences for patients and their families. When injuries result from diagnostic errors and a health care provider’s substandard care, there may be options for pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit and recovering compensation for damages such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Future medical needs
  • Lost wages and future earnings
  • Pain and suffering

Explore Your Options for a Failure to Diagnose Lawsuit

At Bostwick & Peterson, our team works diligently to guide clients through the legal system. Backed by experience and the insight of a Certified Medical Malpractice Specialist (Attorney James Bostwick), we fight for the maximum compensation possible. Our firm also:

  • Offers FREE and confidential consultations.
  • Charges nothing to hire or litigate a case.
  • Collects a fee only if a successful recovery is made.

Our firm has been representing clients for over 40 years in all manner of medical malpractice cases. Our interest lies in protecting the rights of our clients and in providing them with the aggressive representation they deserve. Being diagnosed with any kind of medical condition can be traumatic enough, but to find out you have a medical condition that could have been treated if it had been properly caught and diagnosed earlier, can be devastating.

To discuss your case and legal options, 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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