Top 20 Wrongful Death Verdicts in Florida in 2017

Top 20 Wrongful Death Verdicts in Florida in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of top 20 Wrongful Death jury verdicts (plaintiff and cross-claimant) obtained in Florida 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:$45,005,000.00
Attorneys:Stuart N. Ratzan, Stuart J. Weissman, Evan B. Gilead, Ryan C. Tyler of Ratzan Law Group; Lincoln J. Connolly of Lincoln J. Connolly Trials and Appeals, P.A.
Case:Astaphan v. Ranger Construction Industries, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death
2
Amount:$36,960,000.00
Attorneys:Justin B. Shapiro, Adam T. Rose of Leesfield Scolaro, P.A.
Case:Estate of Pereira v. Fleuricourt
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death
3
Amount:$36,000,000.00
Attorneys:Randy Rosenblum of Dolan Dobrinsky & Rosenblum LLP; Norwood S. Wilner, Richard J. Lantinberg, Jay Plotkin of The Wilner Firm, P.A.; Gary M. Paige of Gordon & Doner; Eddie E. Farah, Charles E. Farah, Jr. of The Law Firm of Farah & Farah, P.A.
Case:Estate of Wallace v. Philip Morris, USA, Inc., et al.
Type:Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death
4
Amount:$30,882,436.00
Attorneys:Ty G. Roland, Evan D. Lubell of Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC
Case:Estate of Dominguez v. Florida Power & Light Co.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Electrical Injury
5
Amount:$17,000,000.00
Attorneys:E. Blake Paul of Peterson & Myers, P.A.
Case:Estate of Mallia v. Palace Italian Restaurant, Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death
6
Amount:$15,283,488.00
Attorneys:Marc A. Wites of Wites & Kapetan P.A.; Harry A. Shevin of Shevin Law Firm
Case:Estate of Matos v. Rechtien International Trucks, Inc.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death
7
Amount:$15,000,000.00
Attorneys:Brittany Chambers, Steven J. Hammer, Scott P. Schlesinger, Jonathan R. Gdanski of Schlesinger Law Offices; C. Steven Yerrid of The Yerrid Law Firm
Case:Estate of Lima v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al.
Type:Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death
8
Amount:$13,021,576.00
Attorneys:Walter G. Campbell, Jr., Brent M. Reitman of Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock Liberman
Case:Estate of De Jesus v. Ronquillo
Type:Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Gunshot
9
Amount:$12,240,000.00
Attorneys:Sagi Shaked, Joel L. Roth of Shaked Law Firm P.A.
Case:Tyler v. Gibbs & Register Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death
10
Amount:$12,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jason R. Brenner, Christopher L. Marlowe, James C. Blecke of The Haggard Law Firm PA
Case:Estate of Machado v. The Waves of Hialeah, Inc.
Type:Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Inadequate Security
11
Amount:$10,003,940.00
Attorneys:Nicholas I. Gerson, David L. Markel of Gerson & Schwartz, P.A.
Case:Estate of Rainey v. Roop
Type:Assault and Battery, Wrongful Death
12
Amount:$7,123,085.00
Attorneys:Robert W. Kelley, Eric S. Rosen, Kimberly L. Wald, Josiah Graham of Kelley Uustal PLC
Case:Estate of Gentile v. Philip Morris USA Inc.
Type:Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death
13
Amount:$6,935,000.00
Attorneys:Juan P. Bauta, II, Marc P. Kunen of The Ferraro Law Firm, P.A.
Case:Estate of Torres v. Union Carbide Corp.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Wrongful Death
14
Amount:$6,800,000.00
Attorneys:Melvin B. Wright, Lisa A. Thomas of Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter; David J. Sales of David J. Sales, PA
Case:Estate of Sheffield v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death
15
Amount:$6,785,000.00
Attorneys:Marc P. Kunen of The Ferraro Law Firm, P.A.
Case:Estate of Moore v. John Crane Inc.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Wrongful Death
16
Amount:$5,800,000.00
Attorneys:Brent R. Bigger of Knopf Bigger; Eric Roslansky of The Ruth Law Team
Case:Brown v. Philip Morris, et al.
Type:Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death
17
Amount:$5,386,000.00
Attorneys:Andrew T. Rogers of Deitch & Rogers; Robert L. Parks, Gabrielle L. D'Alemberte, Gabriel A. Garay of The Law Office of Robert L. Parks
Case:Glaze v. Royal Terrace Men’s Club, Inc., et al.
Type:Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Inadequate Security, Gunshot
18
Amount:$4,000,000.00
Attorneys:Raymond P. Reid, Seth A. Pajcic, William A. Bald of Pajcic & Pajcic PA
Case:Estate of Bynum v. Brink, et al.
Type:Bicycle Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death
19
Amount:$3,915,844.00
Attorneys:Marianne Howanitz of Marianne Howanitz P.A.; Daniel T. Ramsdell, Jonathan P. Davis of Ramsdell Law Firm, LLC
Case:Maldonado v. Clark, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death
20 (tie)
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Randy Rosenblum of Dolan Dobrinsky & Rosenblum LLP; Gary M. Paige of Gordon & Doner; Norwood S. Wilner, Richard J. Lantinberg of The Wilner Firm, P.A.; Charlie E. Farah, Eddie E. Farah of The Law Firm of Farah & Farah, P.A.
Case:Estate of Whitmire v. R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death
20 (tie)
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Glenn A. Crickenberger, Willie Gary, Sekou M. Gary, Mia J. Pintard of Gary, Williams, Parenti & Watson; Thomas J. Cunningham Jr. of TJ Cunningham Jr P.A.
Case:Estate of Donley v. E&S Landscaping Service, Inc.
Type:Bicycle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death
20 (tie)
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Brittany Chambers, Scott P. Schlesinger of Schlesinger Law Offices
Case:Estate of Fox vs. Philip Morris USA Inc, et al.
Type:Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death

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