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Passionate Advocates for Your Rights

Medical Malpractice Attorney in San Diego

Bostwick & Peterson: Fighting for the Rights of the Injured

At Bostwick & Peterson, LLP, we fight for victims of medical malpractice. We handle all types of cases, including those that are listed below. If you or someone you love has suffered an injury due to a careless physician or medical facility, you may have a case. The San Diego medical malpractice lawyers at our firm have been listed as Super Lawyers®, AV® Rated on Martindale-Hubbell® and have been admitted to the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for the more than $750 million we have secured for our clients. Our firm is prepared to take on the cases listed below.

Anesthesia Errors
Anesthesia is a powerful drug that is administered before surgery to eliminate the sensation of pain. Administer too little anesthesia and the patient could begin to feel pain during a procedure, but administer too much anesthesia and the patient could be at risk for long-term injury.

Birth Injuries
Bostwick & Peterson, LLP places a heavy emphasis on this type of case. When obstetricians and supporting physicians fail to perform their required duty of care, brachial plexus injuries, cerebral palsy, clavicle fractures and other injuries could result.

Emergency Room Errors
In an emergency medical situation, you know that immediate action is necessary. Unfortunately, patients who badly need treatment can be left waiting for long periods of time without treatment or an avoidable mix-up could result in lasting consequences for the patient.

Diagnostic Errors
Errors in patient diagnosis are among the most common causes of medical malpractice lawsuits. Failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis contribute to approximately 160,000 patient injuries annually.

Infections in Hospitals
When medical instruments and medical facilities are not properly sanitized, infection can easily spread resulting in harmful staph infections and other diseases that could attack a patient's immune system.

Medication Errors
This type of error could be connected with diagnostic errors. If a physician makes an inaccurate diagnosis, they may prescribe a medication that is harmful to the patient. Medication errors can also arise out of pharmaceutical error.

Never Events
There are a total of 28 events on the list of "never events." This term describes medical events that are inexcusable and should never occur. The list includes events such as patient suicide while under medical supervision and foreign object retention after surgery.

Surgical Errors
Wrong site surgery, foreign object retention and accidental incisions are all types of surgical errors that, if not promptly treated, could result in fatality.

Wrongful Death
Ultimately, the most serious types of medical malpractice are those cases that lead to patient fatality. According to some statistics, preventable medical errors are the sixth largest contributing factor to death in the United States.

Are you a victim? Contact a San Diego medical malpractice lawyer today!

You have the opportunity to secure representation from one of the top medical malpractice law firms in the nation. James Bostwick and Erik Peterson have won some of the largest malpractice verdicts in the United States. The skillfulness and effectiveness of this firm's representation is truly one of a kind.

For a free initial consultation regarding your case, call the firm today!

  • U.S. News Best Law Firms 2018
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Inner Circle of Advocates
  • AV Preeminent

Testimonials From Our Clients

  • “You simply can't go wrong trusting your case to this man.”

    Avvo Reviewer

  • “Mr. Peterson and his team worked tirelessly with dedication. ”


  • “I'm glad they were there for me every step of the way.”

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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