Our firm obtained a record verdict for a mild traumatic brain injury—the
largest non-punitive verdict for a single individual in the state of California.
This case involved a 56 year-old woman who suffered a mild traumatic brain
injury after a vehicle accident. Her vehicle was struck from behind at
a traffic light by a truck whose driver claimed his brakes failed. The
victim had no fractures, but underwent an emergency craniotomy to evacuate
a subdural hematoma, and suffered cognitive effects in the months following
This record settlement was achieved on behalf of a 16 year-old who suffered
a brain injury due the anesthesia errors during a knee surgery that took
place in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This case took place in a jurisdiction known
for being extremely conservative, and was hotly contested. Before this
case, the highest judgment or settlement in Oklahoma state history was
just $2.2 million. We won this case in a settlement with a present case
value of about $8 million.
We achieved this award on behalf of our client, a 58 year-old woman who
sustained a brain hemorrhage as the result of a cerebral aneurysm—contending
that her radiologists should have noted the aneurysm on a scan conducted
two years previously. At that point, the aneurysm could have been treated
easily. In addition, our attorneys argued that our client’s neuroradiologist
was insufficiently trained and failed to use the proper technique in perforating
the aneurysm, resulting in a brain hemorrhage and subsequent brain injury.
Bostwick & Peterson, LLP represented a child who suffered partial vision
loss, partial paralysis, and brain damage due to cardiac arrest that occurred
during the course of a hernia surgery undergone to repair a urological
problem. Our attorneys argued that the anesthesia machine that was used
in the surgery malfunctioned both due to improper design and negligent
maintenance. The infant was ruled only mildly cognitively impaired, and
experts agreed he would be functionally ambulate in adulthood. The case
achieved an out of court settlement of $7.76 in cash.