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Nationally Recognized Birth Injury Attorneys

San Francisco Birth Injury Attorney

Nationally Recognized Birth Injury Law Firm in California

Birth injuries can occur for a variety of reasons. When the injuries are caused by health care providers who deviate from standard procedure, fail to recognize potential dangers, or otherwise act negligently or recklessly, victims and families may have the right to file personal injury claims. These claims will hold medical providers accountable for their negligence and can help victims receive financial compensation for their damages.

Bostwick & Peterson, LLP is a premier personal injury law firm that has helped birth injury victims across California and the country recover landmark verdicts and settlements. If you would like to discuss your case, your rights, and how our firm can help, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced attorneys.

Why Choose Bostwick & Peterson, LLP?

  • Record-Setting Case Results - We've secured record-setting birth injury verdicts in California, Hawaii, Washington & Colorado.
  • Millions Recovered - Our firm has recovered over $1 Billion in compensation for victims of personal injury, medical malpractice, and birth injuries.
  • Award-Winning Attorneys - Our attorneys have earned national recognition and awards from prestigious legal associations, including U.S. News' "Best Lawyers in America" and Super Lawyers® Magazine.
  • Passionate Service - Our compassionate legal team works closely with clients, keeping them informed about their case, and delivers personalized service at all times.
  • No Recovery, No Fee - We work on contingency fees, meaning if we don't win your case, you don't pay legal fees!

Birth Injury Cases We Handle

Bostwick & Peterson, LLP has decades of collective experience protecting the rights of birth injury victims.

We're able to handle all types of birth injury cases, including those involving:

Birth injuries can manifest in a variety of ways and can result in physical, developmental, and cognitive complications. This is why our firm fights tirelessly to help families secure full and fair compensation after a birth injury. Damages birth injury victims may be able to recover include compensation for medical expenses and future medical care, pain and suffering, and emotional injuries. Our goal at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP is to help clients recover the maximum compensation possible.

Preparing Birth Injury Cases, Proving Causation

Developing a birth injury claim requires extensive preparation, and a thorough investigation of available evidence which support a claim’s most essential elements – most notably causation. In addition to drawing from the insight of our attorneys and medical experts, we pay close attention to fetal heat rate monitoring tools that provide both a window into the well-being of a fetus during labor and delivery, and recorded evidence that offers a retrospective analysis of what, if anything, went wrong.

James Bostwick has spent decades leveraging evidence captured by fetal monitoring to prove causation, an element of injury claims that can be exceedingly difficult to establish in complex claims involving medical malpractice.

Over his career, he has seen medical standards and criteria for demonstrating causal links between substandard care and preventable injuries evolve greatly. What’s more, he’s become intimately familiar with the strategies defense attorneys have refined to refute plaintiffs’ claims, and the ever-present need to consider the individual circumstances of every case.

Read James Bostwick’s article on Medical Malpractice: Preparation and Trial of Birth Injury Cases as published in Plaintiff magazine.

Powerful Representation for Birth Injury Victims

These types of birth injuries can be overwhelming and life-altering, both for families and the children who suffer from them. Moreover, the long-term medical costs associated with treatment and care is astronomical. If a medical professional or facility breached their duty of care during the birth process, a claim should be filed against them to address the damages.

Bostwick & Peterson, LLP has worked for years to provide birth injury victims throughout California with the professional legal representation and support they deserve. We specialize in medical malpractice and birth injury claims, and we have physicians available who can evaluate your specific case. Our firm works closely with clients to build the strongest case possible, and we are confident that when we take on a case, everything possible will be done to achieve the compensation deserved.

To discuss your case during a free consultation, contact Bostwick & Peterson, LLP.

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Reviews From Our Clients

  • “Mr. Peterson and his team displayed the utmost professionalism guiding me through this very emotional process.”


  • “Erik and his staffs were professional, well experienced, honest, knowledgeable and supportive.”

    Former Client

  • “Erik was empathetic, professional, and realistic. He's a consummate professional and an excellent negotiator.”

    Former Client

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