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California Trial Lawyers Hold State Records for Medical Malpractice Settlements

    California personal injury attorneys, James Bostwick and Erik Peterson have obtained record-setting settlements for medical malpractice cases.

    Since January 2018, Bostwick & Peterson have twice broken the California record for largest medical malpractice settlement, beating each other's record in the process.

    In early 2018, Attorney Bostwick obtained a $14M malpractice settlement just before trial involving a neonatal brain injury. This case involved a 3-day old child with a medical condition that the defendant decided needed surgery. Laparoscopic surgery was performed at a major California university hospital. The needle that was used to insufflate the child’s abdomen was placed in the umbilical vein and the gas went straight to the child’s heart and then the brain, causing a serious brain injury. At the time, the result was the largest present value settlement in California history for a case that had not been tried to verdict.

    Then in May 2019, Mr. Peterson obtained a $17M birth injury settlement over brain damage during pregnancy. This is believed to be the largest medical malpractice recovery, either by settlement or jury verdict, for a medical malpractice case in California history. In this case, the client developed a routine infection during pregnancy that wasn't treated by her health care providers. The infection worsened and she became septic. She was hospitalized and nearly died. She recovered; however, her baby sustained a severe brain injury from the mother's infection and requires 24/7 attendant care for life.

    Throughout the years, Bostwick & Peterson has been proud to stand apart as a firm of unique talent and commitment to our clients. This has led to countless victories in and out of the courtroom, as well as numerous awards. Together, Bostwick & Peterson have obtained more than $1 billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients. To learn more about our victories and record-setting results, browse our updated online case results.

    If you are considering filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in California it's important to note that, no matter the type of injury suffered, you have a limited amount of time to file your claim. California law allows the injured person to file a lawsuit within one year from the date the injury was discovered or should have been discovered, or within three years from the date the injury took place, whichever comes first.

    Since medical malpractice lawsuits have such a short statute of limitations it's essential that you contact our law firm as soon as you suspect medical negligence. Our team of experienced, hard-working attorneys can investigate the details of your claim to see if you are a victim of medical malpractice. Contact us online or call 888-831-8448.