Top 20 Verdicts in Pennsylvania in 2017

Top 20 Verdicts in Pennsylvania in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained in Pennsylvania 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: $227,000,000.00
Attorneys: James G. Begley, Harry M. Roth of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C.; Jeffrey P. Goodman, Robert J. Mongeluzzi of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky PC; Steven G. Wigrizer, Jason S. Weiss of Wapner Newman Wigrizer Brecher & Miller; Elizabeth A. Crawford, Andrew J. Stern of Kline & Specter, P.C.
Case: In Re Market Street Building Collapse
Type: Business Liability, Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Contractor Negligence, Demolition Accident
2
Amount: $88,000,000.00
Attorneys: Benjamin D. Andreozzi, Nathaniel L. Foote of Andreozzi & Associates, P.C.
Case: Doe v. Task
Type: Rape, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse
3
Amount: $57,100,000.00
Attorneys: Kila B. Baldwin, Tracie L. Palmer, Elia Robertson of Kline & Specter, P.C.
Case: Ebaugh v. Ethicon Inc., et al.
Type: Breach of Warranty, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Consumer Protection
4
Amount: $46,900,000.00
Attorneys: Robert A. Nicholas, Brian T. Himmel, Anne E. Rollins of Reed Smith
Case: MSA LLC v. North River Ins. Co.
Type: Breach of Contract, Insurance Bad Faith
5
Amount: $27,800,000.00
Attorneys: Michael M. Weinkowitz, Frederick S. Longer of Levin Sedran & Berman; Gary J. Douglas of Douglas & London, P.C.; Neil E. McWilliams, Jr. of Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor, P.A.; Laura Feldman of Feldman & Pinto
Case: Hartman v. Jansenn Pharmaceutical, et al.
Type: Breach of Warranty, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Pharmacy Malpractice, Product Liability, Defective Product
6
Amount: $20,000,000.00
Attorneys: Stefanie L. Colella-Walsh of Stark & Stark, P.C.; James D. Barger, Bryan F. Aylstock, Daniel Thornburgh of Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC; Benjamin H. Anderson of Anderson Law Offices, LLC; Christopher A. Gomez, Lee B. Balefsky, Christine V. Clarke of Kline & Specter, P.C.
Case: Engleman v. Johnson & Johnson, et al.
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Medical Device
7
Amount: $17,967,087.00
Attorneys: Regan Safier of Kline & Specter, P.C.
Case: D.A., Pro Ami v. USA
Type: Birth Injury, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Brain Injury
8
Amount: $15,579,429.00
Attorneys: Alan M. Feldman, Daniel J. Mann, Edward S. Goldis of Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP
Case: Espinoza v. J.B. Transport, Inc., et al.
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury
9
Amount: $14,480,000.00
Attorneys: Dominic C. Guerrini, Shanin Specter, Mark S. Polin of Kline & Specter, P.C.
Case: J.D.W.B.II, Pro Ami v. Carnevale, et al.
Type: Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth Delivery, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy
10
Amount: $11,031,000.00
Attorneys: Dominic C. Guerrini, Thomas R. Kline, Colin Burke of Kline & Specter, P.C.
Case: Johnson v. Devereux Found., et al.
Type: Assault and Battery, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Negligent Hiring, Failure to Train
11
Amount: $10,000,000.00
Attorneys: Peter P Olszewski, Melissa A. Scartelli of Scartelli Olszewski, P.C.
Case: Shimko v. Evans, et al.
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Erroneous Treatment, Failure to Refer
12
Amount: $8,521,000.00
Attorneys: Robert J. Mongeluzzi, David L. Kwass, David J. Langsam of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky PC
Case: Pinnock v. Midway Services, Inc., et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Failure to Train
13
Amount: $5,167,000.00
Attorneys: Michael S. Nadel, Natalie A. Bennett, Jennifer B. Routh of McDermott Will & Emery LLP; Lauren Handel of Handel Food Law Firm
Case: Dalmatia Import Group, Inc., et al. v. FoodMatch, Inc., et al.
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Trademark Infringement
14
Amount: $5,093,710.00
Attorneys: Joshua R. Van Naarden of Ross Feller Casey, LLP
Case: Natale v. Deft Orthopedic Surgeon, et al.
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Failure to Monitor
15
Amount: $5,000,000.00
Attorneys: James E. Beasley, Jr., Lane R. Jubb, Jr. of The Beasley Firm, LLC
Case: Estate of Lambert v. Kaplan, et al.
Type: Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Failure to Monitor
16
Amount: $4,035,329.00
Attorneys: Craig R. Milsten of Katherman Briggs & Greenberg LLP
Case: Waite v. Argento Family Partnership
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip and Fall
17
Amount: $3,350,000.00
Attorneys: Robert Ross of Ross Feller Casey, LLP
Case: Kesicka v. Prager, et al.
Type: Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
18
Amount: $3,220,130.00
Attorneys: Joshua J. Knepp, Robert F. Morris, Seth D. Wilson of Morris Wilson, P.C.
Case: Estate of Lucchesi v. Flanagan, et al.
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death
19
Amount: $3,000,000.00
Attorneys: Robert Ross, Christopher M. Maloney of Ross Feller Casey, LLP
Case: Estate of Barefield v. Chestnut Hill Company LLC, et al.
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Medication Error
20
Amount: $2,753,048.00
Attorneys: John R. Merinar Jr., Allison B. Williams of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Case: Estate of Snider v. Sterling Airways Inc., et al.
Type: Aviation Accident, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Work Accident, Wrongful Death, Defective Product

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