Top 40 Wrongful Death Settlements in California in 2017

Top 40 Wrongful Death Settlements in California in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of top 40 Wrongful Death settlements obtained in California in the year 2017. The list is comprised of various case types that were filed either in state or federal courts.

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1
Amount:$37,500,000.00
Attorneys:Deborah S. Chang, Patrick K. Gunning, Brian J. Panish, Austin G. Ward of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Estate of Allen v. Over & Over Ready Mix, Inc.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Premises Liability, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death
2
Amount:$23,500,000.00
Attorneys:Robert S. Glassman, Brian J. Panish, Rahul Ravipudi of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Lee v. Pupil Transportation Cooperative
Type:Negligent Supervision, School Safety, Wrongful Death, Breach of Duty of Care
3
Amount:$18,000,000.00
Attorneys:George R. Kindley of The Kindley Firm, APC; Robert Hamparyan of Law Offices Of Robert Hamparyan
Case:Ryman-Aavang, et al. v. Hoban, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death
4 (tie)
Amount:$9,500,000.00
Attorneys:B. Robert Allard, Mark J. Boskovich, Timothy D. McMahon of Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, LLP; Laura S. Liccardo of Laura S. Liccardo
Case:McGuire v. Saini Trucking
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death
4 (tie)
Amount:$9,500,000.00
Attorneys:William M. Paoli, Court B. Purdy of Paoli Purdy, LLP
Case:Estate of Larsen v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death
5
Amount:$9,000,000.00
Attorneys:Gary A. Dordick of Dordick Law Corporation; Cristobal M. Galindo of Law offices of Cristobal M. Galindo, P.C.
Case:Colbert v. C.R. England Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death
6
Amount:$6,020,647.78
Attorneys:Brian J. Panish, Peter L. Kaufman of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Ruf v. Palm Canyon Hotels, Inc., et al.
Type:Premises Liability, Toxic Exposure, Wrongful Death, Failure to Maintain, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
7
Amount:$6,000,000.00
Attorneys:Arash Khorsandi of The Law Offices of Arash Khorsandi, PC
Case:Tamayo Castro v. Trantow-Pearson
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death
8
Amount:$4,500,000.00
Attorneys:Arash Homampour, Armine Safarian of The Homampour Law Firm, APLC; Paul F. Cohen of Law Offices of Paul F. Cohen
Case:Estate of Gabat v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Bicycle Accident, Dangerous Condition, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance
9
Amount:$3,300,000.00
Attorneys:Dale K. Galipo, Melanie T. Partow of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo; Steve F. Carlson, Randy A. Johnson of Law Offices of Carlson & Johnson LLP; Rondee J. Eagle of The Law Office of Rondee J. Eagle
Case:Estate of Berry v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Gunshot, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
10
Amount:$3,159,999.00
Attorneys:Katherine Harvey-Lee, Ronald L. M. Goldman of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC
Case:Estate of Hollien v. Accufab, Inc., et al.
Type:Breach of Warranty, Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Emotional Distress
11
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Kevin R. Boyle, Brian J. Panish, David A. Rudorfer of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP; Bradley J. Yourist of Yourist Law Corporation APC
Case:Estate of Thomas v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Negligent Supervision, Premises Liability, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Negligent Hiring
12
Amount:$2,970,000.00
Attorneys:Angel J. Carrazco, Humberto M. Guizar, Kent M. Henderson of Guizar, Henderson & Carrazco LLP; John Burton, Ariana R.M. Gebauer of The Law Offices of John Burton
Case:Estate of Aguilar v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot, Denial of Medical Care, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
13
Amount:$2,920,000.00
Attorneys:Craig M. Peters of Altair Law; David L. Winnett of The Veen Firm, P.C.
Case:Amezcua v. The Davey Tree Expert Co.
Type:Product Liability, Work Accident, Wrongful Death, Fall
14
Amount:$2,592,091.00
Attorneys:Thomas J. Brandi, Brian J. Malloy of The Brandi Law Firm
Case:Callaham v. Hanford Ready-Mix Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death
15
Amount:$2,265,000.00
Attorneys:Douglas L. Gordon, Aida S. Macedo of Miles, Sears & Eanni, PC; David O. Hernandez of Hernandez Law Offices
Case:Avila v. Tos Farms Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death
16 (tie)
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel Rodriguez of Rodriguez & Associates; Luis A. Carrillo of Law Offices of Luis A. Carrillo
Case:Estate of Delgadillo v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Negligent Hiring
16 (tie)
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Arnoldo Casillas of Casillas & Associates; Humberto M. Guizar of Law Offices of Humberto Guizar APC
Case:Estate of Paynter v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Negligent Hiring
17
Amount:$1,900,000.00
Attorneys:Gabriel H. Avina of Law Offices of Gabriel H. Avina; Gary S. Casselman of Law Offices of Gary S. Casselman
Case:Estate of Ramirez v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot, Denial of Medical Care, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
18
Amount:$1,800,000.00
Attorneys:Moseley C. Collins of Moseley Collins Law; Peter Tiemann, Jelena Tiemann of Tiemann Law Firm
Case:Doe. v. Defendant Roe et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death
19
Amount:$1,700,000.00
Attorneys:Lindsay B. Battles, Ronald O. Kaye of Kaye, McLane, Bednarski & Litt LLP
Case:Estate of Loberg v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Wrongful Death, Prison Negligence, Failure to Supervise, Inadequate Care
20 (tie)
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:Federico C. Sayre, Boris Treyzon, Gregory Peacock, Francis X. Flynn of Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP; Steven A. Lerman of Steven A. Lerman & Associates, Inc.
Case:Estate of Ford v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Wrongful Death, Gunshot
20 (tie)
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:Milton C. Grimes, Iverson M. Jackson of Law Offices of Milton C. Grimes
Case:Estate of Arreguin v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot
21
Amount:$1,400,000.00
Attorneys:Brian T. Dunn, Megan R. Gyongyos of The Cochran Firm
Case:Estate of Byrd v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot, Denial of Medical Care
22
Amount:$1,265,000.00
Attorneys:Carly L. Sanchez, Roger E. Booth of The Law Offices of Booth & Koskoff
Case:Valdez v. State of California
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death
23
Amount:$950,000.00
Attorneys:Marlon V. Young of Merrill, Arnone & Jones LLP; Patrick W. Emery, Matthew R. Lilligren, Jack M. Sanford of Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery, P.C.
Case:Ross v. Gray
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death
24
Amount:$900,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel M. Hodes, Jacob A. Brender of Hodes, Milman, Liebeck, LLP
Case:Doe v. Roe Pathologist
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death
25
Amount:$800,000.00
Attorneys:Bruce A. Broillet, Scott H. Carr, Molly McKibben, Tobin M. Lanzetta of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP; Brian K. Stewart of Collins Collins Muir & Stewart LLP
Case:Veluz-Abraham v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death
26
Amount:$700,000.00
Attorneys:Clifford S. Weingus of McTernan, Stender & Weingus; Jeffrey A. Haas of Jeffrey A. Haas, A Law Corporaion
Case:Estate of Dacosta v. Valleycare Medical Foundation, Inc., et al.
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death
27
Amount:$675,000.00
Attorneys:Micheal Goldberg, Russell C. Sahlin of The Law Offices of Goldberg & Ibarra; John L. Rozier of Nelson & Rozier LLP; Andrew B. Jones of Wagner, Jones, Kopfman & Artenian LLP
Case:Estate of Toscano v. City of Fresno, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death
28
Amount:$650,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel J. Rafii of Rafii & Nazarian, LLP; Dale K. Galipo, Melanie T. Partow of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
Case:Estate of Toloza v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Gunshot
29
Amount:$525,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel M. Hodes of Hodes, Milman, Liebeck, LLP
Case:Plaintiff with Pulmonary Embolism v. Defendant Surgeons
Type:Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Surgical Error
30 (tie)
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:Dale K. Galipo, Renee V. Masongsong of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
Case:Estate of Ramos v. City of Bell
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, False Arrest, Gunshot, Denial of Medical Care
30 (tie)
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:Jorge Gonzalez of Law Office of Jorge Gonzalez
Case:Estate of Zabala v. City of Oxnard, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Denial of Medical Care
31
Amount:$450,000.00
Attorneys:John A. Messina, Mary E. Gram of Messina & Hankin, LLP
Case:Estate of Norman v. Webb
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death
32 (tie)
Amount:$400,000.00
Attorneys:John L. Burris, DeWitt M. Lacy of Law Offices of John L. Burris
Case:Estate of Salonga v. City Of San Bruno, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot
32 (tie)
Amount:$400,000.00
Attorneys:Dale K. Galipo, Melanie T. Partow of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
Case:Estate of Perez v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot
33 (tie)
Amount:$375,000.00
Attorneys:Luis A. Carrillo of Law Offices of Luis A. Carrillo; Dale K. Galipo, Melanie T. Partow of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
Case:Estate of Rosales v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Assault and Battery, Wrongful Death, Overmedication, Denial of Medical Care, Prison Negligence
33 (tie)
Amount:$375,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey A. Milman of Hodes, Milman, Liebeck, LLP
Case:Plaintiffs Doe v. Defendant Roe Hospital, et al.
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death
34
Amount:$250,000.00
Attorneys:Robert S. Besser of Costa, Besser & Childress; JD Sanchez of JD Sanchez, Attorney at Law
Case:Silva v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Wrongful Death, Denial of Medical Care, Prison Negligence
35 (tie)
Amount:$225,000.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Curls, Nichelle D. Jones of Law Office of Michael J. Curls
Case:Estate of Mcdaniel v. County of Kern, et al.
Type:Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Gunshot
35 (tie)
Amount:$225,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey A. Milman of Hodes, Milman, Liebeck, LLP
Case:Rains v. USA
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Surgical Error
36
Amount:$175,000.00
Attorneys:Katherine Harvey-Lee, Ronald L. M. Goldman of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC
Case:K.W., Pro Ami, et al. v. Chahal Trucking, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death
37
Amount:$150,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory G. Rizio, Lynn P. Whitlock of Rizio Law Firm
Case:Richcreek v. USA
Type:Car Accident, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accident, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death
38
Amount:$130,000.00
Attorneys:Dale K. Galipo of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
Case:Estate of Escobedo v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Gunshot, Denial of Medical Care
39
Amount:$125,000.00
Attorneys:Brian W. Easton, Matthew D. Easton, W. Douglas Easton of Easton & Easton, LLP
Case:Estate of Corral v. Ahnn, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Surgical Error
40 (tie)
Amount:$100,000.00
Attorneys:Alexis Galindo of Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP; Frank G. Piazza Jr. of Law Offices Frank G. Piazza Jr.
Case:Nguyen v. Park
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death
40 (tie)
Amount:$100,000.00
Attorneys:George S. Theios of Hartnell Law Group APC; Mark Steven Avila, Tali H. Shaddow of Avila & Shaddow
Case:Thompson v. McGlaughlin
Type:Assault and Battery, Murder, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort
40 (tie)
Amount:$100,000.00
Attorneys:Dale K. Galipo, Eric Valenzuela, Peter R. Navarro, Sandino Navarro of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
Case:Estate of Lopez v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot, Denial of Medical Care

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