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Passionate Advocates for Your Rights

$7.6 Million - Spinal Cord Injury

World record verdict (1976) for radiation-induced spinal cord injuries to 18 year-old, causing C-6 quadriplegia (Necochea v. UC).

We tried a case involving spinal cord injuries 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 That offer was withdrawn during the eight-week trial.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 malpractice verdict in the country. It received wide media coverage on Walter Cronkite's 6 o'clock news, in Time magazine, and in other national news. This spinal cord injuries case 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 a few years ago.

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