Top 50 Verdicts in Pennsylvania in 2017

Top 50 Verdicts in Pennsylvania in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 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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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
21
Amount: $2,260,095.00
Attorneys: Thomas B. Anderson of Thomson, Rhodes & Cowie, P.C.
Case: Carlini v. Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc.
Type: Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
22
Amount: $2,160,000.00
Attorneys: Kila B. Baldwin, Thomas R. Kline of Kline & Specter, P.C.
Case: Beltz v. Ethicon Women’s Health & Urology, et al.
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Medical Device
23
Amount: $2,132,525.00
Attorneys: Daniel J. Dugan, Bruce Bellingham of Spector Gadon & Rosen P.C.
Case: T. Levy Associates, Inc. v. Kaplan, et al.
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Racket, Tortious Interference, Conversion
24
Amount: $2,100,000.00
Attorneys: Brendan Lupetin of Meyers Evans Lupetin & Unatin LLC
Case: Horton v. Target Corp.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall
25 (tie)
Amount: $2,000,000.00
Attorneys: Mitchell J. Shore, Robert N. Hunn of Kolsby Gordon
Case: Ramos-Becerra v. Hatfield, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident
25 (tie)
Amount: $2,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jon R. Perry, Michael W. Calder of Rosen Louik & Perry, P.C.
Case: Niemynski v. Thorpe, et al.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Surgical Error
25 (tie)
Amount: $2,000,000.00
Attorneys: Brendan Lupetin, Gregory Unatin of Meyers Evans Lupetin & Unatin LLC
Case: Westwood v. Lebovitz, et al.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Surgical Error
26
Amount: $1,627,318.00
Attorneys: David J. Selingo of Selingo Guagliardo LLC
Case: Fuller v. Reliant Easton Holdings
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence
27
Amount: $1,385,784.00
Attorneys: Louis M. Tarasi, Elizabeth M. Tarasi of Tarasi & Tarasi P.C.
Case: Vincent v. PBS Coals, Inc.
Type: Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Forklift Accident, Failure to Train
28
Amount: $1,300,000.00
Attorneys: Joe H. Tucker, Jr., of Tucker Law Group, LLC
Case: The Estate of Wilson v. Swanson
Type: Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Overmedication
29
Amount: $1,194,283.00
Attorneys: Chad F. McMillen, Keith R. McMillen, Kelly M. Tocci of McMillen Urick Tocci & Jones
Case: Alviani v. Horace Mann Ins. Co.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Underinsured Motorist
30
Amount: $1,125,000.00
Attorneys: Gerald B. Baldino, Jr. of Sacchetta & Baldino
Case: Kline v. Hawley, et al.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Surgical Error
31
Amount: $1,100,000.00
Attorneys: Laura A. Feldman of Feldman & Pinto
Case: Estate of Sanders-Steinmetz v. Markmann, et al.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Surgical Error
32
Amount: $957,000.00
Attorneys: Edward M. Nass of Nass Cancelliere Brenner
Case: Pimpinelllo v. John Crane, Inc.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Personal Injury, Product Liability
33
Amount: $896,119.00
Attorneys: Timothy P. O’Brien of Law Offices of Timothy P. O'Brien; Maureen Davidson-Welling of Stember Cohn & Davidson-Welling, LLC
Case: Mikulan v. Allegheny County
Type: Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
34
Amount: $750,000.00
Attorneys: Joseph D. Capitan of Martin Law LLC; Tybe A. Brett of Feinstein Doyle Payne & Kravec, LLC; Talia Ravis of Law Office of Talia Ravis, PA
Case: Erwood v. Life Ins. Co. of N.A., et al.
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Insurance Bad Faith, ERISA, Failure to Inform
35
Amount: $650,000.00
Attorneys: Alan M. Feldman, Daniel J. Mann, Edward S. Goldis of Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP
Case: Estate of Arner v. Leviton Manufacturing Co., et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Defective Product
36
Amount: $625,000.00
Attorneys: Anthony J. Baratta, Andrew E. DiPiero of Baratta Russell and Baratta
Case: Almeida v. Le, et al.
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Unnecessary Surgery
37
Amount: $573,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher J. Heavens of Heavens Law Firm
Case: Michalec v. American Supply Co.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability
38 (tie)
Amount: $550,000.00
Attorneys: Stewart L. Cohen, James G. Begley of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C.
Case: McGowan v. IBI Armored Services, Inc., et al.
Type: Business Liability, Dangerous Condition, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Forklift Accident, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training
38 (tie)
Amount: $550,000.00
Attorneys: James A. Rocco III of Rocco Law
Case: Daly v. Bottom Dollar Foods
Type: Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Brain Injury, Failure to Train
39
Amount: $523,200.00
Attorneys: Glen R. Morris of Glen R. Morris, Attorney at Law
Case: Bruno v. Castor Avenue Market, LLC
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall
40 (tie)
Amount: $500,000.00
Attorneys: Cletus P. Lyman, Michael S. Fettner, Michael T. Sweeney of Lyman & Ash
Case: Newkirk v. Piraino, et al.
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Surgical Error
40 (tie)
Amount: $500,000.00
Attorneys: Joel S. Rosen of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C.
Case: Mader v. Duquesne Light Co.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Burn Injury, Electrical Injury, Utility Negligence
40 (tie)
Amount: $500,000.00
Attorneys: David K. Houck, Gary J. Ogg, Eve M. Elsen of Ogg, Murphy & Perkosky P.C.
Case: Iandiorio v. Equitable Gas Company LLC, et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Fall, Utility Negligence
40 (tie)
Amount: $500,000.00
Attorneys: Louis C. Long of Pietragallo, Gordon, Alfano, Bosick & Raspanti, LLP
Case: Deivert v. Pittsburgh Chauffer LLC
Type: Breach of Contract, Business Liability, Personal Injury, Burn Injury
40 (tie)
Amount: $500,000.00
Attorneys: Bradley T. Beckman, Alisa P. Marion of Beckman & Marion
Case: Yammue v. Apenaola, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
41
Amount: $493,750.00
Attorneys: Mark J. Gesk, Jonathan M. Gesk of Gesk Moritz, LLC
Case: Miss Ida's Childcare Ctr. v. Calhoun
Type: Property Damage, Contractor Negligence
42
Amount: $488,800.00
Attorneys: Bruce L. Neff of Neff & Associates
Case: Leo Robinson v. Pathmark Stores, et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Slip and Fall, Brain Injury, Failure to Maintain
43
Amount: $454,000.00
Attorneys: Ari R. Karpf, Christine E. Burke of Karpf, Karpf & Cerutti, P.C.
Case: Walker v. Verizon Pennsylvania LLC
Type: Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
44
Amount: $412,750.00
Attorneys: John P. Corcoran, Jr. of Jones, Gregg, Creehan & Gerace, LLP
Case: Young v. Code.sys Code Cons., Inc.
Type: Breach of Contract, Business Liability, Construction Defect
45
Amount: $405,222.00
Attorneys: Steven B. Barrett, Melissa A. Iacobucci of Hamburg Rubin Mullin Maxwell & Lupin, PC
Case: Neives v. Gottlieb
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Surgical Error
46
Amount: $375,000.00
Attorneys: Alyson J. Kirleis of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.
Case: Carney v. Salatka
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Emotional Distress
47
Amount: $352,071.00
Attorneys: Robert N. Braker of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky PC
Case: Dorsey v. Franc Environmental Inc., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
48
Amount: $350,000.00
Attorneys: Stephen J. Magley of O'Malley and Magley, LLP
Case: Mckenna v. Riston
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
49 (tie)
Amount: $300,000.00
Attorneys: Thomas W. Hall of Atlee Hall LLP
Case: Branch v. Fossum, et al.
Type: Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
49 (tie)
Amount: $300,000.00
Attorneys: Kenneth F. Fulginiti, Lauren C. Fantini of Duffy + Partners
Case: Leedie v. Diaz
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
50
Amount: $275,000.00
Attorneys: Catherine A. McNichol Rothenberger, F. Philip Robin of Kolsby Gordon
Case: Estate of Berkelback v. Albert Einstein Medical Center, et al.
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Nursing Home Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Medication Error

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