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Misdiagnosing Cancer

Los Angeles Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer

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Early diagnosis and intervention is often the key to beating cancer. However, if doctors fail to provide accepted care in evaluating, testing, or diagnosing patients, it can deprive them of the opportunity to receive life-saving treatment or care that prevents avoidable injuries.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after a doctor initially failed to diagnose it, you may have a medical malpractice claim on your hands.

Bostwick & Peterson, LLP is a top-rated trial practice that has excelled in litigating tough medical malpractice lawsuits. Our cancer misdiagnosis attorneys in Los Angeles can help evaluate the merits of your case and discuss if we can help.

  • We hold the record for largest medical malpractice recovery in CA history.
  • We’ve secured over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements.
  • James S. Bostwick is a Certified Medical Malpractice Specialist.
  • We’re named to the U.S. News “Best Law Firms” list as a Tier 1 firm.

Cancer misdiagnosis lawsuits are subject to a statute of limitations, which means plaintiffs must bring claims before the deadline expires. To discuss your case, contact us for a FREE consultation.

Cancer Misdiagnosis & Medical Negligence

Treatment for late stage cancer is more expensive, dangerous, and less successful than treatment for early stage cancer. If you or someone you love has been misdiagnosed, you may find yourself struggling under the financial burden of surgery and chemotherapy treatments and at a loss for how to deal with incalculable emotional suffering.

When a provider’s substandard care is the cause of a cancer misdiagnosis, patients have the right to hold them accountable by bringing a medical malpractice lawsuit. These civil claims can involve all types of negligent acts and errors committed by providers, including:

  • Failure to diagnose skin cancer
  • Incorrect interpretation of imaging, biopsies, or lab tests
  • Lab testing errors
  • Administrative errors
  • Failures to refer patients
  • Failures to conduct adequate patient exam
  • Failure to perform colonoscopy

Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose are two of the most devastating problems that can occur when you seek medical treatment from a doctor. When the condition turns out to be cancer, the situation is much worse. Our firm is dedicated to helping our clients fight their medical malpractice suits. Let us handle your case so that you can rest and recover from the harrowing experience you have been through.

Trust a Proven Trial Practice

Bostwick & Peterson strives to recover the maximum financial compensation possible for out clients. We have won over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements and have recovered millions for victims of cancer diagnosis errors. Examples of our results:

  • $1.5 million – failure to perform colonoscopy, resulting in stage 4 colorectal cancer.
  • $1.3 million – failure to diagnose breast cancer.
  • $1 million – policy limits settlement over bladder perforation during cancer surgery.
  • $1 million – failure to diagnose colon cancer (policy limits)

At Bostwick & Peterson LLP, we understand the difficulties you are facing right now. Battling cancer requires your full amount of energy and time. Let us fight your malpractice case, while you fight your illness. We may be able to get you the compensation you need to pay for your medical bills and expensive treatments, as well as lost wages, pain and suffering as a result of your misdiagnosis.

Contact us for a FREE consultation if you or a loved one suffered due to a cancer misdiagnosis.

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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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