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Medical Malpractice

Hawaii Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Over $1 Billion in Compensation Recovered for Clients

Society depends on medical providers to deliver quality care. When a health care professional doesn't comply with accepted standards of their profession and negligently causes injury to patients, they can be held liable for malpractice and the damages victims suffered.

If you or your loved one were injured or became ill because of a medical practitioner's substandard care, contact a Hawaii medical malpractice attorney from Bostwick & Peterson, LLP to discuss your case. We can evaluate your right to compensation and explain how we may be able to help you file a claim.

  • Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Sepsis, Medication Error Record-Setting Result $17,000,000

    Settlement for a brain-injured baby.

  • Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Neonatal Injury, Surgical Injury Record-Setting Result $14,000,000

    Surgery error on a 3-day old child resulted in brain injuries.

  • Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy Record-Setting Result $11,400,000

    Birth injury resulted in Cerebral Palsy.

  • Medical Malpractice, Neonatal Injury, Failure to Diagnose Record-Setting Result $11,000,000

    Neonatal blindness injuries to premature triplets after failure to diagnose the condition in a timely manner.

  • Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Record-Setting Result $10,000,000

    Record settlement for a birth injury case in that state.

  • Medical Malpractice, Cardiac Misdiagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, Wrongful Death Record-Setting Result $9,960,000

    Medical malpractice settlement involving the death of an athletic 38-year-old executive.

  • Medical Malpractice, Sepsis, Amputation Record-Setting Result $9,750,000

    Failure to treat sepsis and excessive medication led to the loss of limbs.

  • Medical Malpractice, Sepsis, Amputation Record-Setting Result $9,700,000

    Record settlement for amputation of multiple limbs.

  • Medical Malpractice, Sepsis, Amputation Record-Setting Result $9,250,000

    Failure to diagnose sepsis in the ER resulted in the loss of arms and legs. This was a record-setting result at the time.

  • Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Record-Setting Result $8,900,000

    Record trial judgment for improper use of vacuum extraction and failure to timely deliver a baby (1985).

  • Medical Malpractice, Stroke, Failure to Diagnose, Brain Injury $8,750,000

    A 30-year-old woman with a brain aneurysm suffered a stroke after the ER failed to order a CT scan.

  • Medical Malpractice, Failure to Diagnose, Amputation $8,750,000

    Failure to diagnose a devastating infection (Necrotizing Fasciitis) in a middle-aged woman.

  • Medical Malpractice, Sepsis, Emergency Room Error, Amputation $8,500,000

    Sepsis not treated promptly led to the loss of hands and legs.

  • Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Surgical Error, Stroke Injury Record-Setting Result $8,000,000

    Record settlement in 1985 for 16-year-old who went into a coma during knee surgery.

  • Medical Malpractice, Neonatal/Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Record-Setting Result $8,000,000

    Record settlement for a neonatal/birth injury in this Western state. The baby suffered severe spastic quadriparesis and relatively retained cognitive ability.

  • Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Stroke Injury $8,000,000

    A 58-year-old woman suffered a brain hemorrhage caused by a cerebral aneurysm.

  • Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury Record-Setting Result $7,600,000

    Largest jury verdict in the world in 1978.

  • Medical Malpractice, Surgical Error $7,500,000

    Failure to check blood type and kidney transplant rejected, resulting in life-time dialysis.

  • Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Record-Setting Result $7,100,000

    Birth injury record settlement.

  • Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury Record-Setting Result $7,000,000

    Birth injury record settlement at the time.

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Why Choose Us?

  • We have recovered over $1 billion in compensation for clients.
  • We are a Tier 1 U.S. News “Best Law Firms” ranked Medical Malpractice firm.
  • We have won record-breaking medical malpractice results in Hawaii, California, Washington, and Colorado.
  • Since 2018, we have twice broken the record for largest medical malpractice recovery in California with a $17 million birth injury settlement and a $14 neonatal brain injury settlement.

Bostwick & Peterson, LLP is a leading trial practice that has earned national recognition for our medical malpractice work. To request a free review of your case, contact us.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in Hawaii

With the insight of two nationally recognized trial attorneys, Bostwick & Peterson, LLP handles all types of medical malpractice claims, including:

If you believe medical negligence caused your injury or an injury suffered by your loved one, you may have the right to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit against the responsible providers. For example, surgical errors, hospital infections, and misdiagnosis could be grounds for a claim.

Medical malpractice lawsuits are fought aggressively by doctors, hospitals, and insurance carriers, and they demand the insight of talented trial lawyers. When resolved successfully, these claims allow victims to recover compensation for injury-related losses, including:

  • Hospital and medical bills
  • Rehabilitation
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost income and future wages
  • Pain and suffering

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

Millions Recovered for Medical Malpractice Victims

Our attorneys can review your potential case and discuss how you may be entitled to bring a claim for compensation. As shown by our case results, we’re capable of handling even the most complex claims.

Examples of our results:

  • $21 million recovery for a brain injury victim.
  • $17 million record settlement for a brain-injured baby.
  • $14 million settlement for surgical error resulting in neonatal brain injury.
  • $11.4 million for birth injury resulting in cerebral palsy.
  • $11 million for neonatal blindness resulting from failure to diagnose.
  • $9.96 million for cardiac misdiagnosis resulting in wrongful death.
  • $9.75 million over amputation caused by failure to treat sepsis
  • $8.75 million over failure to diagnose stroke.
  • $8.5 million over emergency room error resulting in amputation.

Contacting Bostwick & Peterson, LLP

A person can become ill or injured from medical treatment for many different reasons, including diagnosis delays, lab work errors, inadequate monitoring of a patient's progress, failure to consult a specialist when needed, medication overdose or underdose, and incorrectly administered anesthesia. If you or a loved one were the victims of malpractice, our firm can prepare your claim and provide the dedicated advocacy needed when seeking compensation.

Call for a FREE consultation with a Hawaii medical malpractice attorney from Bostwick & Peterson, LLP.

Nationally Recognized Law Firm

  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    The 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 2020
    Super Lawyers 2020

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

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    An invitation-only group of top trial lawyers in the nation.

    ~Hawaii Chapter~

  • 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
    The Best Lawyers in America

    Recognized since its inception in 1983 by this peer-reviewed publication, comprised of the best legal talent in the world.

  • Best Law Firms
    Best Law Firms

    Recognized for professional excellence with impressive ratings from clients and peers.

  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers

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

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

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

  • Lawdragon
    Lawdragon

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

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Why Choose Bostwick & Peterson, LLP?

  • 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"
  • Invite-Only Member Of The Inner Circle of Advocates, Limited To The Nation’s Top 100 Plaintiff Lawyers
  • Record-Setting Verdicts & Settlements In Four States, For Malpractice, Truck, And Auto Accidents
  • Best Lawyers® Trial Lawyer Of The Year In 2012

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