Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in New Jersey in 2017

Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in New Jersey in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 plaintiff personal injury jury verdicts obtained in New Jersey 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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1
Amount:$45,000,000.00
Attorneys:Adam M. Starr of Jarve Kaplan Granato Starr, LLC
Case:Burgos-Bonilla v. Diorio, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Hospital Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Brain Injury, Children's Rights, Child Abuse, Failure to Report
2
Amount:$17,000,000.00
Attorneys:Paul A. Lauricella, Slade H. McLaughlin of McLaughlin & Lauricella
Case:Heaney v. Jersey Shore University Medical Center, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Brain Injury
3
Amount:$15,000,000.00
Attorneys:David A. Mazie, Adam M. Slater of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC
Case:Hrymoc v. Ethicon
Type:Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Defective Medical Device, Pelvic Mesh Complications
4
Amount:$11,049,639.00
Attorneys:Carol L. Forte, Brian E. Mahoney of Blume, Forte, Fried, Zerres & Molinari, P.C.
Case:Fava v. Moss, M.D., et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
5
Amount:$8,000,000.00
Attorneys:Gregg A. Stone of Kirsch, Gelband & Stone, P.A.
Case:Dickens v. Irvington Board of Education, et al.
Type:Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip and Fall
6
Amount:$6,860,831.00
Attorneys:Bruce H. Nagel, Andrew L. O’Connor of Nagel Rice, LLP
Case:Agiz v. Heller Industrial Parks Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
7
Amount:$5,150,000.00
Attorneys:Scott A. Parsons of O'Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble L.L.C
Case:Polt v. Kroon, M.D.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Unnecessary Surgery
8
Amount:$4,250,000.00
Attorneys:Bruce H. Nagel, Susan B. Connors of Nagel Rice, LLP
Case:Jordan v. Lam, et al.
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
9
Amount:$3,350,000.00
Attorneys:Marvin R. Walden Jr. of Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC
Case:Sol-Gonzales v. Flores
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
10
Amount:$2,270,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew G. Minor of Sweet Pasquarelli, P.C.
Case:Pronovich v. South Bound Brook
Type:Consumer Fraud, Personal Injury, Toxic Exposure
11
Amount:$2,145,409.00
Attorneys:Richard B. Rubenstein, Craig M. Rothenberg of Rothenberg, Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC
Case:Steuer v. Litter Patrol Sweeping Company
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury
12
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Robert H. Baumgarten of Ginarte Gallardo Gonzalez & Winograd, LLP
Case:Encalada v. Rock Ridge Construction MGT LLC, et al.
Type:Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety
13 (tie)
Amount:$1,800,000.00
Attorneys:K. Raja Bhattacharya of Bendit Weinstock, P.A.
Case:Maison v. NJ Transit, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Personal Injury, Inadequate Security, Failure to Report
13 (tie)
Amount:$1,800,000.00
Attorneys:Andrew A. Fraser, William B. Thayer of Laddey, Clark & Ryan, LLP
Case:Mongiello v. Gallagher
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
14 (tie)
Amount:$1,700,000.00
Attorneys:Kenneth G. Andres, Jr. of The Law Offices of Andres & Berger, P.C.
Case:Gerber v. Sousa, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Underinsured Motorist
14 (tie)
Amount:$1,700,000.00
Attorneys:Stephen F. Lombardi of Lombardi & Lombardi, P.A.
Case:Wender v. Bartlett
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
15
Amount:$1,580,000.00
Attorneys:Kevin L. Parsons of Gill & Chamas, LLC
Case:Martin v. Sea Isle City, et al.
Type:Bicycle Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
16 (tie)
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:Robert H. Baumgarten of Ginarte Gallardo Gonzalez & Winograd, LLP
Case:Moreira v. JSM at Fairways
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Fall, Failure to Maintain, Ladder Accident
16 (tie)
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:Corinne M. Mullen of The Mullen Law Firm
Case:Robinson v. Rivers
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
17
Amount:$1,448,000.00
Attorneys:Alan J. Markman, Robert Cannan of Markman & Cannan LLC
Case:Confidential Plaintiff v. Confidential Defendant
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Surgical Error
18
Amount:$1,292,704.00
Attorneys:Bruce H. Nagel of Nagel Rice, LLP
Case:Alpert v. Robbins M.D., et al.
Type:Failure to Warn, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Unnecessary Surgery
19
Amount:$1,280,000.00
Attorneys:Nicholas J. Leonardis of Stathis & Leonardis, LLC
Case:Hockman v. Burrellys LLC
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Negligent Maintenance
20
Amount:$1,250,000.00
Attorneys:Salim F. Sabbagh, Neil S. Weiner of Lynch Lynch Held Rosenberg, P.C.
Case:Bloomfield v. GEICO Ins. Co., et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Uninsured Motorist, Hit and Run
21
Amount:$1,232,434.00
Attorneys:Anthony M. Digiulio of Barish Rosenthal
Case:Terry v. Norfolk S. Corp.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Railroad Accident, Truck Accident, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Hiring , Negligent Entrustment
22
Amount:$975,000.00
Attorneys:Gary D. Ginsberg of Ginsberg & O'Connor, PC
Case:Jean-Pierre v. Old Bridge Board of Ed., et al.
Type:Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, School Bus Accident
23
Amount:$950,000.00
Attorneys:Andrew A. Fraser, William B. Thayer of Laddey, Clark & Ryan, LLP
Case:Reid v. Burdorf
Type:Dog Bite, Personal Injury, Animal Attack
24
Amount:$916,651.00
Attorneys:Marc Wietzke of Flynn & Wietzke, P.C.
Case:Robinson v. New Jersey Rail Operations, Inc.
Type:Personal Injury, Work Accident
25
Amount:$895,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel J. Eastmond of Manning, Caliendo & Thomson, PA
Case:Jorgensen v. Cabrera
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
26
Amount:$825,000.00
Attorneys:Phillip C. Wiskow (2) of Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC
Case:Kilpatrick v. Vanderhof
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
27 (tie)
Amount:$800,000.00
Attorneys:Lance J. Bitterman of Fredson & Statmore, LLC
Case:Urena v. Gonzalez
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
27 (tie)
Amount:$800,000.00
Attorneys:Kevin P. Nerwinski of Kevin P. Nerwinski, Attorney At Law
Case:Gattone v. Ana Beall's Tea Room LLC, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Dram Shop Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
28
Amount:$795,000.00
Attorneys:Kate Carballo, Jeffrey E. Salomon of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C.
Case:Friedman v. Flores
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
29
Amount:$750,000.00
Attorneys:Paul R. D’Amato of D'Amato Law Firm
Case:Washart v. Mccormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants Inc., et al.
Type:Breach of Warranty, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Burn Injury
30
Amount:$669,185.00
Attorneys:Frank T. Lazzaro of The Law Offices of Lutz, Shafranski, Gorman & Mahoney, P.A.
Case:Wilson v. Giacomo, et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Fall, Failure to Maintain
31 (tie)
Amount:$650,000.00
Attorneys:Roy D. Curnow of Law Office of Roy D. Curnow
Case:Jacobs v. Jersey Central Power & Light
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Fall, Failure to Maintain, Utility Negligence
31 (tie)
Amount:$650,000.00
Attorneys:William P. Simonitis of William P. Simonitis LLC
Case:Grambor v. Arevalo
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
31 (tie)
Amount:$650,000.00
Attorneys:James J. Dunn, Michael B. Fusco of Levinson Axelrod PA
Case:Moye v. USAA
Type:Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Uninsured Motorist, Hit and Run
32
Amount:$649,724.00
Attorneys:Daniel R. Bevere of Piro Zinna Cifelli Paris & Genitempo LLC
Case:Delgado v. Yurcho, et al.
Type:Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Failure to Maintain
33 (tie)
Amount:$625,000.00
Attorneys:Andrew A. Fraser, Tiffany L. Heineman of Laddey, Clark & Ryan, LLP; Wade F. Suthard of Law Office of Wade Suthard, P.C.
Case:Gutierrez v. Catley
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
33 (tie)
Amount:$625,000.00
Attorneys:Jonathan H. Lomurro of Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown & Schottland
Case:Drucker v. Miraglia, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
34
Amount:$614,000.00
Attorneys:Kelly A. Conlon of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C.
Case:Garlasco v. Government Employees Insurance Company
Type:Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Uninsured Motorist
35
Amount:$606,100.00
Attorneys:Jack Sanders of Shebell & Shebell, LLC
Case:Esposito v. Feliciano
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury
36 (tie)
Amount:$600,000.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Maggiano of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C.
Case:Rivera v. Enriquez, M.D.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Anesthesia Error
36 (tie)
Amount:$600,000.00
Attorneys:Juan L. Icaza of Icaza, Burgess, & Grossman PC
Case:Fernandez v. Palmisano, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
37
Amount:$575,000.00
Attorneys:Michael R. Hobbie, David P. Corrigan of Hobbie, Corrigan & Bertucio, P.C.
Case:Cece v. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company
Type:Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Underinsured Motorist
38
Amount:$550,000.00
Attorneys:David P. Corrigan of Hobbie, Corrigan & Bertucio, P.C.
Case:Geoghan v. Shearer and Allstate INS. Co.
Type:Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Uninsured Motorist
39
Amount:$525,057.00
Attorneys:Michael A. Burns of Burns Law LLC
Case:Kaller v. Toskos
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury
40
Amount:$525,000.00
Attorneys:David P. Corrigan of Hobbie, Corrigan & Bertucio, P.C.
Case:Cece v. Geduhn
Type:Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Underinsured Motorist
41 (tie)
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel J. Williams of Harrell Smith & Williams, LLC; John J. Pisano of Law Office of John J. Pisano
Case:Jorge L. Nieves v. Apurva Apurva
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
41 (tie)
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:Ann M. Merritt of Tobin Reitman Greenstein Caruso Wiener & Konray, PC
Case:Confidential Plaintiff v. Confidential Defendant
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
41 (tie)
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:David P. Corrigan of Hobbie, Corrigan & Bertucio, P.C.
Case:Morales v. Hernandez
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Uninsured Motorist
41 (tie)
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:Michael B. Zerres of Blume, Forte, Fried, Zerres & Molinari, P.C.
Case:Barrett v. Guadara, D.P.M.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Surgical Error
41 (tie)
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:David C. Shachat of Zavodnick, Perlmutter & Boccia LLC
Case:Jackson v. Geico
Type:Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Underinsured Motorist, Hit and Run
41 (tie)
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:Randolph C. Lafferty of Cooper Levenson, P.A.
Case:Kuzian v. Tomaszewski
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
42
Amount:$458,000.00
Attorneys:Nicholas P. Scutari of Law Offices of Nicholas P. Scutari
Case:Napolitano v. Mss Vending, Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident
43
Amount:$432,635.00
Attorneys:Thomas A. McKinney of Castronovo & McKinney, LLC
Case:Kubs v. Hackensack University Medical Center
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Personal Injury, Labor & Employment, Failure to Accommodate
44
Amount:$400,000.00
Attorneys:Eugene S. Wishnic of Wishnic & Jerushalmy Law Group, P.C.
Case:Williams v. Pavlyuk, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
45
Amount:$395,647.00
Attorneys:Scott M. Goldberg of Petrillo & Goldberg, P.C
Case:Clayton v. Mattia
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
46
Amount:$363,300.00
Attorneys:Richard Grungo, Jr. of Grungo Colarulo, LLC
Case:Franklin v. Bolletino
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
47
Amount:$363,000.00
Attorneys:Steven M. Tanenbaum of Tanenbaum Law LLC
Case:Sarullo v. NJ Manufacturers Insurance
Type:Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Underinsured Motorist
48
Amount:$359,000.00
Attorneys:Domhnall O’Cathain of Lesnevich MarzanoLesnevich Trigg O’Cathain & O’Cathain LLC
Case:Nadeau v. Cleave, et al.
Type:Dental Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Unnecessary Surgery, Anesthesia Error
49 (tie)
Amount:$350,000.00
Attorneys:Kenneth W. Thayer of Gaylord Popp, LLC
Case:Sumo v. Geico
Type:Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Uninsured Motorist
49 (tie)
Amount:$350,000.00
Attorneys:Sung H. Jang of Law Offices of Gary Park, P.C
Case:Park v. Bae, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment
49 (tie)
Amount:$350,000.00
Attorneys:Dan T. Matrafajlo of Beninato & Matrafajlo
Case:Obesso v. Mangin
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
49 (tie)
Amount:$350,000.00
Attorneys:Joseph A. Lombardi of Lombardi & Lombardi, P.A.
Case:Rosa v. Island Transportation Corp., et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Work Accident, Negligent Maintenance
50
Amount:$340,000.00
Attorneys:J. Alvaro Alonso of Alonso & Navarrete LLC
Case:Velasco v. Heitzman
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury

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