Top 20 Verdicts in Illinois in 2017

Top 20 Verdicts in Illinois in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained in Illinois 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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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Verdicts in Illinois in 2017) you have also made the list of Top 50 Verdicts in Illinois in 2017.

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: $148,190,997.00
Attorneys: Tara R. Devine, Jeffrey J. Kroll, Patrick A. Salvi of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard PC
Case: Darden v. City of Chicago
Type: Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Failure to Maintain, Emotional Distress
2
Amount: $140,140,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher A. Seeger, David R. Buchanan of Seeger Weiss LLP; Matthew P. Teague of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.
Case: Konrad v. Abbvie Inc., et al.
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Pharmacy Malpractice, Product Liability
3
Amount: $115,750,000.00
Attorneys: Donald J. Nolan, Thomas P. Routh, Welson T. Chu of Nolan Law Group; David I. Katzman, Bruce A. Lampert of Katzman Lampert & Stoll
Case: Estate of Brokaw, et al. v. National Air Cargo Inc.
Type: Aviation Accident, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death
4
Amount: $85,929,172.00
Attorneys: Joseph A. Power Jr., James I. Power of Power, Rogers & Smith P.C.
Case: Montagano v. Metal-Matic Inc., et al.
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Failure to Train, Crane Accident
5
Amount: $54,155,900.00
Attorneys: James M. Roche, Christopher T. Theisen of Theisen & Roche, Ltd.; Robert J. Napleton of Motherway & Napleton LLP
Case: Denton v. University Am-Can, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Hiring
6
Amount: $48,000,000.00
Attorneys: Martin A. Dolan of Dolan Law PC
Case: Estate of G.F. v. Rosado
Type: Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Child Abuse, Failure to Protect, Failure to Report
7
Amount: $44,700,000.00
Attorneys: Antonio M. Romanucci, Martin D. Gould of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC; Carl Salvato of Salvato, O'Toole & Froylan
Case: Laporta v. City of Chicago
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Gunshot, Failure to Protect
8
Amount: $20,000,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher T. Hurley, Mark R. McKenna of Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C.
Case: Ravizza v. Paccar Inc.
Type: Falling Object, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product
9
Amount: $15,182,083.00
Attorneys: Michael P. Cogan, Thomas K. Prindable, Hadas M. Benhamou (Corey) of Cogan & Power, P.C.
Case: Skorek v. Edward Hospital, et al.
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Brain Injury, Emotional Distress
10 (tie)
Amount: $15,000,000.00
Attorneys: David J. Diamond, D. Greg Sakall of Goldberg & Osborne; Brandon L. Bogle, Troy A. Rafferty of Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor, P.A.; David R. Buchanan of Seeger Weiss LLP; Bill Robins, III of Robins Cloud LLP
Case: Mitchell v. Abbvie Inc., et al.
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Pharmacy Malpractice, Product Liability, Intentional Misrepresentation, Emotional Distress
10 (tie)
Amount: $15,000,000.00
Attorneys: John T. Boundas, John E. Williams, Jr. of Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas, LLP; Christopher Cueto, Michael Gras of Law Office of Christopher Cueto, Ltd.
Case: E.G., Pro Ami v. Abbott Laboratories Inc.
Type: Failure to Warn, Pharmacy Malpractice, Product Liability
11
Amount: $13,300,000.00
Attorneys: Stuart J. Chanen, Nicole N. Auerbach, Daniel C. Wucherer of Valorem Law Group
Case: Patrick v. City of Chicago, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Malicious Prosecution, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Conviction, Wrongful Imprisonment, Emotional Distress, Police Misconduct
12
Amount: $11,250,000.00
Attorneys: Patrick A. Salvi, Patrick Salvi, II, Eirene N. Salvi of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard PC
Case: Black v. Anderson Automotive Inc.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death
13
Amount: $9,987,000.00
Attorneys: Michael D. Carter, Jr., Clifford W. Horwitz of Horwitz, Horwitz and Associates Ltd.
Case: Russo v. Corey Steel Co.
Type: Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Failure to Train, Crane Accident
14
Amount: $8,960,000.00
Attorneys: Todd D. Carcelli of Todd D. Carcelli, Esq.
Case: Baez v. Vita Food Products Inc.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Brain Injury, Fall, Failure to Maintain, Ladder Accident
15
Amount: $6,654,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher M. Norem, Amanda Martin of Parente & Norem, PC
Case: Montes v. Chicago Transit Authority
Type: Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Railroad Accident, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety
16
Amount: $6,450,000.00
Attorneys: Robert M. Foote, Craig S. Mielke, Kathleen C. Chavez, Elizabeth C. Chavez, Matthew J. Herman, Kevin P. Noll, Peter L. Currie of Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O'Neil, LLC; Sean M. Hendricks of Meyers & Flowers
Case: Davis v. Packer Engineering Inc.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
17
Amount: $5,979,616.00
Attorneys: Paul J. Skiermont, Sarah E. Spires, Sadaf R. Abdullah, Steven W. Hartsell, Steven J. Udick, Shellie R. Stephens of Skiermont Derby LLP; Philip S. Beck, Jason L. Peltz, Asha L.I. Spencer, Robert B. Tannenbaum of Bartlit Beck LLP
Case: LoggerHead Tools v. Sears Holdings Corp., et al.
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement
18
Amount: $5,745,600.00
Attorneys: Michael D. Carter, Jr., Clifford W. Horwitz, Jay R. Luchsinger of Horwitz, Horwitz and Associates Ltd.
Case: Markovich v. ISEC Inc.
Type: Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence
19
Amount: $5,445,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher M. Norem, Amanda Martin, Matthew J. Coleman of Parente & Norem, PC
Case: Bakopoulos v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.
Type: Personal Injury, Slip and Fall, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Failure to Maintain, FELA, Failure to Train
20
Amount: $5,300,000.00
Attorneys: Brett A. Emison of Langdon & Emison Attorneys at Law; C. Nicholas Cronauer of Burns Cronauer Brown LLP; Kevin J. Conway, Timothy R. Ocasek of Cooney & Conway; Ken Barnes of Barnes Law Firm, LLC
Case: Cravatta v. Metra
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Railroad Accident, Slip and Fall, Work Accident, Failure to Maintain

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