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$7.6 Million - Radiation Treatment Injury

This was the largest jury verdict in the world in 1976

This verdict was featured on Walter Cronkite's 6 o'clock national news program and in newspapers worldwide (Necochea v. UCSF and Mt. Zion Hospital ). We tried this case in San Francisco involving an 18-year-old woman who had been rendered quadriplegic during radiation treatment for cancer she had suffered as a child. This was an extremely difficult liability case against two major local hospitals and a nationally recognized radiation therapist. The defense offered $500,000 to settle the case. That offer was withdrawn during the eight-week trial. The 1978 jury verdict of $7.6 million (present value) was the highest jury verdict in the country and received wide media coverage on Walter Cronkite's 6 o'clock news, in Time magazine, and in other national news. It remained one of the highest present value malpractice verdicts in the western states for years. It was then exceeded by a judgment for $8,900,000 we obtained in Hawaii .

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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