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Surgical Errors

Los Angeles Surgical Error Attorney

Millions Recovered in Surgical Malpractice Lawsuits

When a patient goes in for surgery, they are putting their trust in the hands of medical staff. That is why we rely on the experience and skill of our medical professionals to provide the best treatment and care for us during and after surgery.

Unfortunately, surgical errors occur quite often. When a surgical error occurs, investigating what happened and if your providers’ conduct rose to the level of negligence is an important starting point in recovering compensation for your damages.

At Bostwick & Peterson, LLP, our award-winning team can help review the facts of your case and discuss if you have grounds for legal action. We’re trusted by clients and fellow lawyers because:

  • We have secured over $1 billion in compensation for clients.
  • We’ve won record results in medical malpractice cases, including the largest medical malpractice recovery in California history.
  • We’re led by a Certified Medical Malpractice Specialist (James Bostwick).

If you have been harmed during an inpatient, ER, or outpatient surgery, our Los Angeles surgical error lawyers are here to help. Contact us for a FREE consultation.

How Medical Negligence Can Lead to Surgical Errors

Surgical errors can be minor, causing a brief, but not life-threatening injury or illness. However, in many cases, the error leads to serious health risks, and can even cause the patient's death.

You may have a claim of medical negligence if any of the following occurred during surgery:

While seeking legal recourse may be the last thing on your mind, you may find it necessary to pay for your medical bills and other expenses that result from the surgical error. At Bostwick & Peterson, we are dedicated to helping clients with their medical malpractice cases and to seeking the maximum recovery possible.

Examples of our Surgery Error Settlements & Verdicts

  • $14 million – laparoscopic surgery error on a newborn resulting in brain injury.
  • $8 million – anesthesia error during knee surgery, resulting in brain injury.
  • $7.76 million – anesthesia machine malfunction during surgery resulting in cardiac arrest and disability.
  • $7.5 million – failure to check blood type resulting in kidney transplant rejection and lifetime dialysis.

Our track record has earned us recognition as one of the nation’s most accomplished trial firms. Our attorneys have also received numerous awards and accolades, including selection to Super Lawyers year after year. We have the experience to aggressively fight for your case and position you to secure compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Contact us at (213) 519-5636 for a FREE consultation.

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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.

  • Expertise - 2024
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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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