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San Francisco Misdiagnosis Attorneys

Call (888) 831-8448 If You Suffered from a Misdiagnosis in California

Unfortunately, misdiagnosis is one of the most common medical mistakes. Most medical conditions are treated more effectively if they are diagnosed as early as possible. If a doctor misses the warning signs and symptoms, the consequences can be devastating to a patient. Additionally, if a doctor diagnoses an illness and prescribes treatment only to learn that the patient does not actually have that condition, it is possible that serious damage to one's health can occur.

If you or someone you love has been misdiagnosed, do not hesitate to speak with a San Francisco misdiagnosis lawyer from our firm right away. Victims of misdiagnosis often face additional medical costs, lost income, and preventable treatment for serious, life-threatening symptoms. You and your family do not have to beat this burden alone. Bostwick & Peterson understands what you are going through, and we may be able to assist you in seeking full compensation.

Call (888) 831-8448 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our medical misdiagnosis attorneys.

Why It's Important to Choose the Right Attorney

Medical malpractice cases involving misdiagnosis are both complicated and emotional for victims. Doctors and hospitals are protected by enormous insurance companies with teams of legal staff and agents that will attempt to settle the matter as cheaply as possible. While the doctors, hospital and insurance company will aggressively protect their own interests, make sure that you have a hard-hitting lawyer to aggressively protect your rights and interests.

Types of Medical Misdiagnosis:

  • Wrong disease is misdiagnosed
  • Failure to diagnose a condition or disease in a reasonable amount of time
  • Failure to identify the underlying cause, even if the diagnosis of the condition is correct
  • When the side effects of a medication are mistaken for illness

What MEdical Negligence Commonly Leads to Misdiagnosis?

  • Interpreting results of testing incorrectly
  • Failure to obtain a full patient history
  • Failure to order tests
  • Delayed testing
  • Failure to confirm diagnosis with other healthcare professionals

Most common types of misdiagnosis

  • Cancer
  • Infection
  • Heart attack
  • Aortic dissection
  • Clogged arteries

Did Your Doctor Misdiagnose Cancer?

While we all worry about our health and serious issues such as heart disease or diabetes, there is no disease more frightening than cancer.

While science has made dramatic improvements in treating cancer, it is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. If a doctor fails to diagnose cancer, the consequences can be devastating. If either you or a member of your family has been diagnosed with cancer after it was initially missed by a doctor, you should speak with our firm as soon as possible to determine your legal options.

When cancer is diagnosed in a middle to later stage, rather than at an early stage, the costs of treatment and the severity of the condition increase dramatically. Families can suddenly find themselves struggling with tremendous financial burdens as they courageously fight this dreaded disease.

Bostwick & Peterson understands what you and your family are experiencing. Our firm accepts cases on a contingency basis which means you pay no fees unless we win. You and your family need to focus your attention on fighting cancer and winning; let our firm worry about fighting for your rights and winning.

Holding Negligent Doctors Accountable

If a doctor has ignored or missed the signs and symptoms of a serious illness, even in a busy emergency room setting, you have a right to answers. Our firm has access to the best physicians in the country that can methodically evaluate your case to help determine what happened and what your legal options are.

How Bostwick & Peterson Can Help

Medical misdiagnosis cases are very complicated and can include endless medical and legal jargon that seems impossible to understand. Bostwick & Peterson is well-versed in these matters, and we will take the time to make sure that you understand the process and all of your options. We also have access to the best physicians in the country to evaluate your medical malpractice claim.

Our firm has collected over $1 Billion for our clients holding both state and national records for settlements and verdicts. With our outstanding track-record of success, you can feel confident that you are being represented by a caring and energetic advocate who will aggressively pursue the outcome you deserve.

If you, or a loved one, have been misdiagnosed we are prepared to help. Contact our medical misdiagnosis attorneys at (888) 831-8448 to schedule an appointment.


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    Inner Circle of Advocates

    Invitation-only organization of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in the U.S.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Former President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, limited to the top 500 trial lawyers in the U.S.

  • Super Lawyers 2023
    Super Lawyers 2023

    James S. Bostwick and Erik L. Peterson have been named top-rated medical malpractice attorneys in Northern California.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    Invitation-only group of the nation’s top civil lawyers and judges.

  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
    American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

    James Bostwick is a nationally certified medical malpractice specialist and founding member.

  • The Best Lawyers in America
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  • The National Trial Lawyers
    The National Trial Lawyers

    James Bostwick & Erik Peterson are listed in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates

    An exclusive group limited to less than 1% of U.S. attorneys who have won multi-million dollar results.

  • Lawdragon

    James Bostwick inducted into the Hall of Fame and featured among the Top 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America.

  • America's Top 100 Med Mal Litigators
    America's Top 100 Med Mal Litigators

    James Bostwick's exceptional talents have been recognized by America’s Top 100 Medical Malpractice Litigators®, where he remains among some of the most esteemed medical malpractice litigators throughout the country.


What Sets Bostwick & Peterson, LLP Apart?

  • More than $1 billion recovered for our clients
  • Since January 2018, the firm has twice broken the California record for the largest medical malpractice settlement
  • James Bostwick was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers® in 2012
  • James Bostwick is a Nationally Certified Specialist by the American Board of Professional Liability
  • Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in America" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® since its inception in 1983
  • James Bostwick received the Trial Lawyers "Presidential Award of Merit"
  • James Bostwick is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, limited to the nation’s top 100 plaintiff lawyers
  • Record-setting verdicts and settlements in five states for medical malpractice and motor vehicle accidents
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