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Attorney Erik Peterson Secured Highest Medical Malpractice Settlement in California History

Erik Peterson is regarded among the nation’s top civil trial attorneys, serving California and Hawaii. His dedication to helping catastrophically injured clients has earned widespread recognition from leading legal organizations, including:

  • Super Lawyers® - Named to their prestigious list every year since 2006
  • The Best Lawyers in America©
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • Litigation Counsel of America, selected as a Senior Fellow, an invitation-only trial lawyer society comprised of less than one-half of one percent of all practicing U.S. attorneys.

In May 2019, he obtained a $17,000,000 birth injury settlement over brain damage during pregnancy. The recovery is believed to be the largest medical malpractice present value result (settlement or verdict) in the history of California.

In this case, our client developed a common infection during pregnancy that her healthcare providers didn't treat. Over time, the infection worsened, and she became septic. This complication forced her to be hospitalized, and she nearly died. Luckily, she did recover; however, the baby tragically sustained a severe brain injury from the mother's infection. This injury will require 24/7 attendant care as the baby grows up and for the rest of their life. Even though no amount of compensation will ever make up for the pain and suffering that the mother and her baby will endure throughout their lives, Mr. Peterson was able to seek the justice and the maximum compensation they deserved.

Mr. Peterson has secured countless record-breaking verdicts and settlements for medical malpractice victims and continues to fight for justice every day.

Words from his former clients speak for themselves. Read full reviews here.

“A hundred times over would recommend working with Erik.”

“We are forever grateful.”

“You simply can’t go wrong trusting your case to this man (Erik).”

Birth Injuries and Compensation

Birth and neonatal injuries can be life-altering and overwhelming - for the woman, child, and entire family. These claims are complex and high-stakes cases that pit Plaintiffs against powerful corporations and malpractice insurers.

Mr. Peterson and the team at Bostwick & Peterson fight tirelessly to protect the rights of birth injury victims. We handle all types of birth and neonatal injury cases, including those involving: brain injuries, wrongful birth, Cerebral Palsy, maternal injuries, wrongful death, and premature delivery.

Birth injuries can cause devastating physical, developmental, and cognitive complications that create a lifetime of expenses and distress for families. Recoverable damages can include medical bills, future medical needs, physical pain and suffering, emotional injuries, past and future lost wages, and special therapy. At Bostwick & Peterson, we leverage our combined experience to help clients fight for the maximum compensation possible.

How Can We Help?

If you or your child suffered a preventable injury because of a medical error before, during, or after childbirth, pursuing legal action can help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve. Our award-winning attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson are here to help and are ready to discuss your potential birth injury case. We serve clients nationwide and offer free and confidential consultations. Call (888) 831-8448 or contact us online. We speak both English and Spanish.