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Passionate Advocates for Your Rights

An Overview of Surgical Errors

Going into surgery is a concerning proposition and it can lead to even the most stoic human being feeling apprehensive and uncertain. We place tremendous trust in the hospital, its surgeons and staff to care for us and successfully complete our surgical procedure. When that trust is violated and an irresponsible or careless action causes actual harm, you need an established and capable legal team by your side to aggressively fight for your rights. At Bostwick & Peterson, our firm has access to the finest doctors in the nation to methodically investigate your case.

Types of Errors

Our firm will work closely with you every step of the way making sure that you understand all of your legal options. A surgical error can lead to lost income, additional medical expenses or even result in a life-changing medical condition.

There are many potential surgical errors that can occur, including:

  • The performance of the wrong surgery. As extreme as this seems, it does happen. For example, in a bypass operation a surgeon may bypass the wrong artery.
  • A surgeon that does not immediately recognize and react to a mistake can put a patient at risk.
  • The wrong type of anesthesia or too much anesthesia can lead to permanent brain damage or even wrongful death.
  • If a surgical incision is not properly closed and cleaned a severe infection can result.
  • In some cases, a medical instrument or sponge is left behind.

Seeking Compensation in Surgical Error Cases

One of the leading law firms in the United States, our San Francisco clients consistently receive substantial settlements for their traumatic injuries. Our proven team of passionate attorneys has the experience and knowledge you can trust in when you or someone you love has been impacted by a surgical mistake. We have collected over $750 Million for our personal injury and medical malpractice clients in San Francisco in the past and we stand ready to help you now.

We appreciate what you are going through and we will vigorously pursue justice and compensation for you. Contact us today.

  • AV Preeminent
    AV Preeminent
  • Inner Circle of Advocates
    Inner Circle of Advocates
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates
  • The National Trial Lawyers
    The National Trial Lawyers
  • Best Law Firms 2018
    Best Law Firms 2018

Reviews From Our Clients

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

    Avvo Reviewer

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

    D.M.L.

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

    Avvo Reviewer

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