Top 50 Verdicts in Pennsylvania in 2016

Top 50 Verdicts in Pennsylvania in 2016We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the year 2016. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts.

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1
Amount: $70,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jason A. Itkin, Cesar Tavares of Arnold & Itkin, LLP; Thomas R. Kline, Christopher A. Gomez, Kristen Loerch Sipala of Kline & Specter, P.C.; Brian J. McCormick Jr., Stephen A. Sheller of Sheller, PC
Case: A.Y., Pro Ami v. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Type: Personal Injury; Failure to Warn; Pharmacy Malpractice
2
Amount: $44,100,000.00
Attorneys: Robert Ross, Iddo Harel of Ross Feller Casey
Case: Tate v. Hospial of University of PA, et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Delayed Treatment; Medical Malpractice
3
Amount: $15,117,534.00
Attorneys: Douglas R. Bare of Bare Law Firm LLC
Case: Estate of Berry v. Pena
Type: Wrongful Death; Car Accident
4
Amount: $15,000,000.00
Attorneys: Daniel L. Hessel, Ramon A. Arreola of Golkow Hessel, LLC
Case: Reyes v. Cincinnati Incorporated
Type: Personal Injury; Workplace Safety
5
Amount: $13,500,000.00
Attorneys: Shanin Specter of Kline & Specter, P.C.
Case: Carlino v. Ethicon, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
6
Amount: $12,797,026.00
Attorneys: Frank A. Rothermel of Bernhardt & Rothermel, PC
Case: Clayton v. Somers MD, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Delayed Treatment; Hospital Malpractice
7
Amount: $11,857,344.00
Attorneys: Edward F. Chacker, Brian S. Chacker of Gay Chacker & Mittin, P.C.
Case: Estate of Barbaros v. Primecare Medical, Inc., et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Medical Malpractice
8
Amount: $10,500,000.00
Attorneys: Fredric S. Eisenberg of Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C.
Case: Estate of Walsh v. James Morrissey Inc., et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Truck Accident
9
Amount: $8,783,816.00
Attorneys: Elizabeth L. Jenkins, John A. Caputo of Law Office of John A. Caputo
Case: Wogan v. Butler Health Systems, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Delayed Diagnosis; Medical Malpractice
10
Amount: $8,470,346.00
Attorneys: John E. Kusturiss, Jr. of The Law Offices of John E. Kusturiss, Jr.; John N. Hickey of Law Offices of John Neumann Hickey
Case: Saul, Pro Ami v. Cambridge Pediatrics Lancaster, LP
Type: Personal Injury; Delayed Treatment; Medical Malpractice
11
Amount: $7,700,000.00
Attorneys: Robert F. Morris, Joshua J. Knepp of Morris Wilson, P.C.
Case: Estate of Clark v. Forstater, MD, et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Delayed Diagnosis; Medical Malpractice
12
Amount: $7,270,000.00
Attorneys: Paul D. Brandes of Villari, Brandes & Giannone; Bruce J. Babij of Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler, LLC
Case: Ziolkowski v. Escobar, et al.
Type: Birth Injury; Medical Malpractice
13
Amount: $6,844,621.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey S. Batoff, Nicholas Poduslenko of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP
Case: MPower Software Services Inc. v. American Water Works Service Co.
Type: Breach of Contract
14
Amount: $6,596,687.00
Attorneys: Alan M. Herman of Zarwin, Baum, DeVito, Kaplan, Schaer, Toddy, P.C.
Case: Velasquez v. Big Head's Bensalem, Inc., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
15
Amount: $6,439,265.14
Attorneys: Michael A. Cancelliere, Jr., and Casey R. Coburn of Nass Cancelliere Brenner
Case: Roverano, et al. v. Honeywell International Inc., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Asbestos Exposure
16
Amount: $5,991,594.00
Attorneys: Hugh A. Donaghue, Francis J. Curran, Jr of Donaghue & Labrum, LLP
Case: Hill v. Crozer-Chester Medical Center, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Delayed Diagnosis; Hospital Malpractice
17
Amount: $5,550,000.00
Attorneys: Paul A. Tershel, Jarrod T. Takah of Tershel & Associates
Case: Gucker v. US Steel Corporation
Type: Wrongful Termination; Disability Discrimination
18
Amount: $5,350,000.00
Attorneys: Nadeem Bezar of Kline & Specter, P.C.
Case: Levin v. Presbyterian Children's Village
Type: Personal Injury; Sexual Abuse; Foster care Negligence
19
Amount: $5,026,000.00
Attorneys: Joshua Van Naarden of Ross Feller Casey
Case: Crespo v. Hughes MD
Type: Personal Injury; Delayed Treatment; Medical Malpractice
20
Amount: $5,000,000.00
Attorneys: Michael A. Trunk of Kline & Specter, P.C.
Case: Estate of Summerford v. Abington Memorial Hospital, et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Medical Malpractice
21
Amount: $4,406,823.00
Attorneys: Michael G. Trachtman of Powell Trachtman Logan Carrle & Lombardo, P.C.
Case: Sugartown Worldwide LLC v. Shanks, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract; Fraud
22
Amount: $4,240,000.00
Attorneys: Paul J. Napoli, Tate J. Kunkle, William S. Berman of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC
Case: Fiorentino, et al. v. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., et al.
Type: Water Pollution; Hydrofracking
23
Amount: $3,200,000.00
Attorneys: Thomas A. Sprague, Jason L. Pearlman, William H. Trask of Sprague & Sprague
Case: Bailets v. Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
Type: Qui Tam; Wrongful Termination
24
Amount: $3,100,000.00
Attorneys: David L. Woloshin of Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP
Case: Estate of Wilson v. Gray
Type: Wrongful Death; Motorcycle Accident
25
Amount: $2,931,294.00
Attorneys: Joseph F. Roda of Roda Law LLC
Case: White-Lightner v. Baublitz, DO, et al
Type: Personal Injury; Delayed Treatment; Medical Malpractice
26
Amount: $2,731,000.00
Attorneys: John P. Gismondi of Gismondi & Associates
Case: Grove v. Port Authority of Allegheny County
Type: Personal Injury; Bus Accident
27
Amount: $2,600,000.00
Attorneys: Gerald B. Baldino, Gerald B. Baldino, Jr. of Sacchetta & Baldino
Case: Oleksza v. Gould & Goodrich, Inc.
Type: Personal Injury; Defective Gun; Product Liability
28
Amount: $2,579,000.00
Attorneys: Alfred V. Altopiedi of Law Offices of Alfred V. Altopiedi, PC
Case: Farese v. Robinson, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
29
Amount: $2,500,000.00
Attorneys: John A. Caputo of Law Office of John A. Caputo
Case: Estate of Cray v. Lifecare Hospitals of Pittsburgh, et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Hospital Malpractice
30
Amount: $2,391,620.00
Attorneys: James P. Goslee of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C.
Case: Shiflett v. Lehigh Valley Health Network Inc., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Hospital Malpractice
31
Amount: $2,315,593.00
Attorneys: Richard B. Bateman, Jr. of Richard B. Bateman, Jr.
Case: Mitchell v. Milburn, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
32
Amount: $2,300,000.00
Attorneys: James E. Beasley, Jr., Lane R. Jubb, Jr. of The Beasley Firm, LLC
Case: Brown v. Halpern, et al.
Type: Legal Malpractice
33
Amount: $1,828,060.00
Attorneys: James J. McEldrew, Dan Purtell of McEldrew Young
Case: Zaloga v. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Type: Personal Injury; Failure to Warn; Workplace Safety
34
Amount: $1,815,250.00
Attorneys: Robert J. Mongeluzzi, Andrew R. Duffy, Jeffrey P. Goodman of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky PC
Case: Keith v. Hatfield Quality Meats LLC
Type: Personal Injury; Work Accident
35
Amount: $1,698,790.00
Attorneys: John Pinto of Ross Feller Casey
Case: Estate of Kathrine Skinner v. T.M. Morely Inc., et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Car Accident
36
Amount: $1,641,758.00
Attorneys: Danielle L. Duffy of Spivack & Spivack LLP
Case: Allison v. Forest City Enterprises Inc, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Slip and Fall; Premises Liability
37
Amount: $1,300,000.00
Attorneys: Bernard W. Smalley, Sr., Joe H. Tucker, Jr. of Tucker Law Group, LLC
Case: Estate of Wade v. Swanson, MD
Type: Wrongful Death; Medical Malpractice
38
Amount: $1,194,283.00
Attorneys: Keith R. McMillen, Kelly M. Tocci, Chad F. McMillen of McMillen Urick Tocci & Jones
Case: Alviani v. Mann, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident; Underinsured Motorist
39
Amount: $1,030,250.00
Attorneys: Patricia V. Pierce, Ronald L. Greenblatt, James A. Funt of Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores, LLC
Case: Alleyne v. Police Detective Pirrone, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation; Malicious Prosecution; Law Enforcement
40
Amount: $922,060.00
Attorneys: Bruce C. Fox, Andrew J. Horowitz of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP
Case: Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC
Type: Wrongful Termination; Age Discrimination
41
Amount: $650,000.00
Attorneys: Gary J. Ogg of Ogg, Murphy & Perkosky P.C.
Case: Kapetanovich v. Scocco
Type: Personal Injury; Slip and Fall; Premises Liability
42
Amount: $642,976.00
Attorneys: Joseph A. Collins of Collins & Collins Attorneys, LLC
Case: Runco v. CSX Corporation
Type: Personal Injury; Work Accident; Railroad
43
Amount: $534,000.00
Attorneys: Leonard K. Hill of Hill & Associates, P.C.
Case: Tanner v. AutoZone Stores, Inc., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Slip and Fall; Premises Liability
44
Amount: $520,018.00
Attorneys: Howard G. Silverman of Kane & Silverman PC
Case: Irwin v. Parrilla, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Car v. Pedestrian Accident
45
Amount: $512,544.00
Attorneys: Frederick J. Fanelli of Fanelli, Evans & Patel, PC
Case: Shoup v. Tim's Towing & Repair, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Work Accident; Premises Liability
46
Amount: $508,000.00
Attorneys: Bryan R. Lentz of Bochetto & Lentz, PC
Case: Gallagher v. Archdiocese of Philadephia
Type: Defamation
47
Amount: $500,000.00
Attorneys: Joseph Chaiken of Joseph Chaiken & Associates, PC
Case: Coley v. Keystone Turf Club, Inc., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Assault and Battery; Inadequate Security
48
Amount: $473,930.00
Attorneys: Michael Y. Kleeman of Kleeman & DiGiovanni, PC
Case: Paseman v. City of Philadelphia
Type: Personal Injury; Trip and Fall; Premises Liability
49
Amount: $450,000.00
Attorneys: Craig A. Falcone of Sacchetta & Falcone
Case: Kappil v. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co.
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident; Underinsured Motorist
50
Amount: $400,000.00
Attorneys: William F. Anzalone of Anzalone Law Offices
Case: Estate of Godeck v. Brown, et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Car Accident

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