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Passionate Advocates for Your Rights

San Diego Birth Injury Attorney

Recovering Maximum Compensation for Birth Injury Victims

Birth injuries are primarily caused when a traumatic labor is not handled properly, but they can also result from a careless doctor incorrectly handling a routine birth. Bostwick & Peterson, LLP has won the highest birth injury verdicts in California, Hawaii, Washington and Colorado. If you are looking for a firm that is qualified to handle your birth injury case, contact Bostwick & Peterson. Our team of San Diego medical malpractice lawyers knows proper procedure for handling traumatic births, and we know when those procedures are breached. Failure to adhere to standardized birthing procedures can result in severe and lasting injuries to the mother and the child.

Common Types of Birth Injuries

Our firm handles a wide variety of birth injury cases. Listed below are some of the most common:

Brachial Plexus Injuries
The brachial plexus is a group of nerves located in the arm/shoulder area. During some births, infants become stuck in the birth canal. Obstetricians must act quickly, or risk the child suffocating. If the doctor pulls excessively or incorrectly on the infant's arm, then the brachial plexus nerves can be damaged and Erb's palsy may result.

Cerebral Palsy
While cerebral palsy is not always a result of medical malpractice, it sometimes is. Cerebral palsy is often caused by a lack of oxygen to the infant's brain during childbirth. This could be caused by umbilical cord strangulation or prolonged labor.

Clavicle & Collarbone Fractures
Fractures, particularly to the clavicle and collarbone, are another leading type of birth injury. While fractures during a traumatic birth might be normal, they are not excusable if they result from a doctor's failure to abide by standardized birthing procedures.

If you would like to learn more about the ways Bostwick & Peterson's San Diego birth injury lawyers are prepared to help with these types of cases, please do not hesitate to call 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.”

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

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


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