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Injury Caused by Radiation

Los Angeles Radiation Injury Lawyer

More Than $1 Billion in Verdicts & Settlements

If you or a loved one was inappropriately exposed to radiation due to a doctor or medical professional's negligence, you may have a medical malpractice claim. Radiation is damaging to the body and used only in severe cases and according to specific guidelines. A provider’s failure to properly administer radiation treatment or assess other treatment options can pose significant risks to patients.

If you were exposed to radiation and suffered severe injury or lost a loved one to wrongful death, contact a Los Angeles radiation injury attorney from Bostwick & Peterson, LLP. Our firm has:

  • Secured the largest jury verdict in the world in 1978 for an 18-year-old woman rendered quadriplegic during radiation treatment.
  • Twice broken the California record for largest medical malpractice recovery since 2018.
  • Won over $1 billion in compensation for clients.
  • Been named among the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list.

Contact us at (213) 519-5636 to speak with a radiation injury lawyer in Los Angeles.

The Risks of Radiation

Radiation is a treatment that can be very damaging to the human body if not used carefully and appropriately. It is used to treat cancer, because cancer is already such a life-threatening illness.

When someone is exposed to radiation, the following two types of injuries can occur:

  • Contamination: Contamination occurs when the patient is improperly exposed to radiation treatment. The skin can become contaminated and the radiation can potentially be deposited inside the body.
  • Incorporation: Incorporation occurs when the body's cells, tissues, and organs (such as thyroid, kidney, or bones) take up the radiation.

Both of these circumstances can lead to devastating health issues, including internal bleeding, gastrointestinal issues, and a loss of white blood cells which can leave your body vulnerable to other illnesses. In the most serious cases, radiation damage can lead to death.

Proven Record in Medical Negligence & Radiation Lawsuits

Bostwick & Peterson has cultivated a reputation for success handling complex medical negligence claims. This includes our numerous record-setting results and two cases since 2018 that broke the record for largest medical malpractice recovery in California history.

Our firm has also secured proven results for radiation injury victims. In one of our most notable cases, we secured a $7.6 million (present value) verdict for an 18-year-old woman who was rendered quadriplegic during radiation treatment for cancer she had as a child. This was a difficult case against two major hospitals and a nationally recognized radiation therapist.

Prior to trial, the defense offered just $500,000 to settle. After eight weeks of trial, we secured what was the largest jury verdict in the nation. The case received international media attention and the record was only broken by another result we obtained years later.

Our proven results show we have what it takes to handle radiation injury claims.

James Bostwick appeared on Walter Cronkite's 6 O'Clock News in 1978 for the highest jury verdict in the U.S.

Call for a FREE Consultation: (213) 519-5636

Bostwick & Peterson understands how difficult it can be to pursue legal recourse against a medical professional. Our attorneys strive to guide victims and families through their legal journeys, and handles the legal work on their behalf so they can focus on repairing their lives.

If you or a loved one has suffered harm due to radiation or medical negligence, contact us for a FREE consultation. There’s no fee unless we win.

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    Inner Circle of Advocates

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  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

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  • 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

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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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