Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in the United States in 2017

Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in the United States in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of top 10 plaintiff wrongful death jury verdicts obtained in the United States 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 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in the United States in 2017) you have also made the list of Top 20 Wrongful Death Verdicts in the United States in 2017.

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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
State: Pennsylvania
2
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
State: Illinois
3
Amount: $81,500,000.00
Attorneys: Benjamin R. Couture, Alexandra B. Caggiano, Brian D. Weinstein of Weinstein Couture PLLC; Jessica Dean, Benjamin D. Braly, Charles W. Branham of Dean Omar & Branham, LLP
Case: Estate of Coogan v. Genuine Parts Co.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Product Liability, Wrongful Death
State: Washington
4
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
State: Illinois
5
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
State: Florida
6
Amount: $41,500,000.00
Attorneys: Ben B. Rubinowitz, Peter J. Saghir, Richard M. Steigman, James Rubinowitz, Seymour Boyers of Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf
Case: Estate of Frosch v. City of New York
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Truck Accident, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death
State: New York
7
Amount: $39,766,905.00
Attorneys: Geoffrey N. Fieger, James R. McCullen of Fieger Law PC
Case: Estate of Holly v. Detroit Receiving Hospital, et al.
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death
State: Michigan
8
Amount: $39,500,000.00
Attorneys: Susan M. Karten of Susan M. Karten & Associates; Bernadette Panzella of Bernadette Panzella, PC
Case: In Re 91st Street Crane Collapse Litigation
Type: Construction Accident, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Crane Accident
State: New York
9
Amount: $39,000,000.00
Attorneys: Janie L. Jordan, Richard W. Mithoff, Joseph R. Alexander Jr., Warner V. Hocker of Mithoff Law Firm
Case: Braswell, et al. v. The Brickman Group LTD. LLC, et al.
Type: Bicycle Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death
State: Texas
10
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
State: Florida

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