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$4.75 Million - Birth Injury

This was the largest medical malpractice birth injury pre-trial settlement in California history as of 1999. (There is a $250,000 cap in California for non-economic damages.)

The birth injury lawyers at our San Francisco law firm recently represented a child who was brain injured during the birth process. We contended the defendant hospital and obstetrician failed to recognize and promptly treat evidence of fetal distress occurring during the labor process. Defense contended that illegal drugs taken by the mother early in the pregnancy may have caused the problem and argued that in any event the brain injury occurred before the labor began and could not have been prevented by earlier intervention. The case was settled at the time of trial for $4,750,000. Our birth injury lawyers believed this to be the highest prejudgment medical malpractice settlement in California history at the time. The new record is our $9.9M case described above.

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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 Brain Injury
  • $8,000,000 Medical Malpractice
  • $8,000,000 Medical Malpractice
  • $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