Top 20 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2017

Top 20 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of top 20 Wrongful Death jury verdicts (plaintiff and cross-claimant) obtained in California in the year 2017. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts.

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Important: While we strive to achieve maximum accuracy and completeness of our lists, we cannot guarantee either at 100%. If you believe another verdict should be on this list, please contact us today.

1
Amount:$26,953,169.00
Attorneys:Lars C. Johnson of Grassini, Wrinkle & Johnson
Case:Gonzalez v. Atlas Construction Supply Inc
Type:Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Defective Product
2
Amount:$24,931,059.00
Attorneys:F. Jerome Tapley, Hirlye R. Lutz, D. Brett Turnbull, Adam W. Pittman of Cory Watson, PC; Vicki I. Sarmiento of Law Offices of Vicki I. Sarmiento; Kirk J. Wolden of Carter Wolden Curtis, LLP; Steven D. Archer, Paul R. Kiesel, D. Bryan Garcia of Kiesel Law LLP
Case:Cruz v. Nissan North America Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Product Liability, Wrongful Death
3
Amount:$24,260,000.00
Attorneys:James P. Nevin, Jr., Jordan Elizabeth Scott of Brayton Purcell, LLP
Case:Lucas v. Triple A Machine Shop, Inc.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Mesothelioma
4
Amount:$22,170,000.00
Attorneys:Denise Abrams, Joseph D. Satterley, Justin A. Bosl , Carole M. Bosch, Donovan Hunter of Kazan, McClain, Satterly & Greenwood
Case:Estate of Booker v. Imerys Talc America, Inc., et al.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Talc Exposure, Mesothelioma
5
Amount:$12,958,461.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey A. Kaiser, Lawrence J. Gornick, David Markevitch of Kaiser Gornick LLP
Case:Estate of Lopez v. The Hillshire Brands Co.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Wrongful Death, Mesothelioma
6
Amount:$10,750,000.00
Attorneys:Abbas Kazerounian, Mohammad R. Kazerouni, Assal Assassi of Kazerouni Law Group APC
Case:Estate of Mendez v. Munoz, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death
7
Amount:$6,750,000.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Zuckerman of Law Office of Michael J. Zuckerman; Michael D. Payne of Law Offices of Michael D. Payne
Case:Van Dyke v. Estate of Pace
Type:Murder, Wrongful Death, Gunshot, Intentional Tort
8
Amount:$6,500,000.00
Attorneys:Dale K. Galipo, Melanie T. Partow of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo; Stewart L. Katz of Law Office of Stewart Katz; Moseley C. Collins of Moseley Collins Law
Case:Rose And Rose v. County of Sacramento, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot
9 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Michael D. Thamer of Law Offices of Michael D. Thamer; W. Timothy Needham of Janssen Malloy LLP
Case:Estate of Monschke v. Timber Ridge Assisted Living L.L.C., et al.
Type:Nursing Home Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Fall
9 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Donald G. Liddy of Liddy Law Firm; Thomas J. Johnston of Johnston & Hutchinson LLP
Case:Annocki v. Peterson Enterprises LLC
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death
10
Amount:$3,600,000.00
Attorneys:Brian T. Dunn, Megan R. Gyongyos of The Cochran Firm
Case:Estate of Robertson v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot
11
Amount:$3,500,000.00
Attorneys:Dale K. Galipo, Eric Valenzuela of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo; Eric C. Morris of Southern California Lawyers Group, PC
Case:Estate of Herrera v. Police Officer Downey
Type:Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot
12
Amount:$3,438,566.00
Attorneys:Gary M. Schneider, Nancy Siccama of Law Offices of Gary M. Schneider
Case:Estate of Viera v. Nassir, M.D.
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death
13
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:John C. Carpenter, Brian J. Kim of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP
Case:Estate of Palma v. Mckenzie
Type:Moped Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death
14
Amount:$2,750,000.00
Attorneys:C. Michael Alder, Lyssa A. Roberts, Stephen K. McElroy, Mary L. Caruso of AlderLaw, P.C.; Brian C. Carlin of Law Office of Brian C. Carlin
Case:Estate of Taylor v. First Transit Inc., et al.
Type:Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death
15
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Dale K. Galipo of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo; John C. Fattahi of Law Office of John C. Fattahi
Case:Estate of Borges v. County of Humboldt, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Wrongful Death, Denial of Medical Care, Prison Negligence
16
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:John F. Denove, Shane V. Hapuarachy of Cheong, Denove, Rowell & Bennett
Case:Ramirez v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot
17
Amount:$1,743,894.60
Attorneys:Michael F. Moran, Lisa Trinh Flint of Moran Law (Santa Ana, CA)
Case:Higgins v. Providence Health System
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Inadequate Care
18
Amount:$1,450,000.00
Attorneys:Jake Douglass, Spencer R. Lucas, Brian J. Panish of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Estate of Stein v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Emotional Distress
19
Amount:$1,300,000.00
Attorneys:Jamon R. Hicks of Douglas Hicks Law, APC
Case:Briggs, et al. v. City of Gardena
Type:Excessive Force, Wrongful Death
20
Amount:$402,410.00
Attorneys:Steven A. Lerman of Steven A. Lerman & Associates, Inc.; Federico C. Sayre, Boris Treyzon, Gregory Peacock, Katrina N. Yu of Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP
Case:Abrego v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort

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