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Passionate Advocates for Your Rights

$5.5 million

Record settlement in California for a brain injury to a child -- hospital personnel failed to note symptoms, child suffered from a condition known as hyperbilirubinemia.

At the time, this was a record settlement in California for a brain injury to a child. Our neonatal and birth injury lawyers in California recently represented a child who was brain injured shortly after her birth. She suffered from a condition known as hyperbilirubinemia. There was a break down of red blood cells in her blood which resulted in excess bilirubin. This biliruben eventually crossed the blood-brain barrier and stained the baby's brain resulting in a condition called kernicterus. This caused the child to become a spastic quadriplegic and unable to hear, although the baby had retained cognitive ability. Our office has handled several similar cases in the past. It was our contention that the hospital personnel failed to note symptoms suggesting the ongoing increasing biliruben which included bloody urine and increasing jaundice. When the baby's condition was finally diagnosed, treatment was attempted, but it was too late to prevent brain damage. Under California law, non-economic damages are limited to $250,000.

Backed by Record-Setting Results

We've Recovered Over $750 Million for Our Clients
  • $21,000,000 Auto/Truck Accident
  • $11,000,000 Neonatal Injury
  • $10,680,000 Birth Injury
  • $10,000,000 Birth Injury
  • $9,960,000 Medical Malpractice
  • $8,900,000 Labor and Delivery Injury
  • $8,000,000 Neonatal/Birth Injury
  • $8,000,000 Neonatal/Birth Injury
  • $8,000,000 Neonatal Injury
  • $8,000,000 Medical Malpractice

What Sets Bostwick & Peterson, LLP Apart?

  • Over $750 Million Recovered for Our Clients

  • Record-Setting Birth Injury Verdicts & Settlements in Four States

  • We Have Received the Trial Lawyers "Presidential Award of Merit"

  • We Have Been Included in the List of "Best Lawyers in America" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers®

  • Attorney James Bostwick Is a Certified Specialist by the American Board of Professional Liability

  • We Are Members of the Inner Circle of Advocates, Which Is the Nation’s Top 100 Plaintiff Lawyers