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Wrongful Death

Los Angeles Wrongful Death Attorney

More Than $1 Billion Recovered for Families

Wrongful death due to medical malpractice is an unfortunate reality. At Bostwick & Peterson LLP, we know that while no amount of money can make amends for the untimely loss of a loved one, pursuing a claim can provide you and your family with the justice and compensation you deserve.

As a U.S. News “Best Law Firms” Tier 1 medical malpractice firm, we’re trusted across the country to handle complex claims because we have the experience and resources they demand.

  • Since 2018, we have twice broken the CA record for largest malpractice recovery.
  • Our firm has recovered over $1 billion in compensation for clients.
  • Our attorneys are named to Super Lawyers® and The Best Lawyers in America©.
  • James Bostwick is a Certified Medical Malpractice Specialist.

Bostwick & Peterson is a recognized leader in litigation serious malpractice claims. To discuss your case, call for a FREE consultation with a Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer.

Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Medical malpractice claims involving a patient’s wrongful death may stem from different forms of medical negligence. This means that if a medical provider’s substandard care was the proximate cause of your loved one’s death, you may have the right to file a claim.

Our firm helps families seek justice for all types of malpractice, including medical negligence that has fatal consequences. Examples include

While families can receive justice for the death of their loved one through the criminal courts, it is in the civil arena where they can receive compensation for the damages they suffered. This can include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income and lost financial support
  • Loss of consortium and emotional support
  • Loss of benefits
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other economic and non-economic damages

Determining if you are eligible to bring a wrongful death and survival action over a loved one’s medical malpractice-related death can be difficult without the eye of an experienced lawyer. At Bostwick & Peterson our firm can evaluate your case to discuss the merits of your claim and how we may be able to help. Because we know these are difficult times, we do everything we can to make it easier:

  • Consultations are FREE and confidential.
  • There is no up-front cost to hire.
  • There is no fee unless we win.

Speak with a lawyer about your rights and options. Call or contact us online.

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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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