Top 20 Professional Negligence Verdicts in the United States in 2017

Top 20 Professional Negligence Verdicts in the United States in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of top 20 plaintiff personal injury 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 20 Professional Negligence Verdicts in the United States in 2017) you have also made the list of Top 50 Professional Negligence Verdicts in the United States 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:$8,041,050,811.00
Attorneys:James S. Bell of James S. Bell, PC; Anthony L. Vitullo of Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo, LLP; Alan S. Loewinsohn, Kerry F. Schonwald of Loewinsohn Flegle Deary Simon LLP
Case:Estate of Hopper v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Fraud, Professional Negligence, Conversion, Intentional Tort
State:Texas
2
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
3
Amount:$46,500,000.00
Attorneys:Stuart N. Ratzan, Stuart J. Weissman of Ratzan Law Group; Jim Lyons of Lyons & Cone, P.L.C.; Kimberly L. Boldt, Mario R. Giommoni of Boldt Law Firm, P.A.
Case:Smalls, et al. v. Ouachita County Medical Center, et al.
Type:Birth Injury, Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Brain Injury
State:Arkansas
4
Amount:$45,822,677.00
Attorneys:William S. Stone, James W. Stone, Ryals D. Stone, Michael G. Regas II of The Stone Law Group
Case:Trabue v. Angus, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Brain Injury, Failure to Treat
State:Georgia
5
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
State:New Jersey
6
Amount:$40,000,000.00
Attorneys:Mark B. Decof, Michael P. Quinn, Jr. of Decof Decof & Barry, P.C.
Case:Sfameni v. Ryan, et al.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Failure to Treat
State:Rhode Island
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:$33,153,912.00
Attorneys:Richard B. Sharp of Mallard & Sharp, P.A.
Case:E.R., Pro Ami v. The USA
Type:Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Failure to Treat
State:Florida
9
Amount:$28,911,000.00
Attorneys:Steven B. Garner, Grant Rahmeyer of Strong Garner Bauer P.C.
Case:Williams v. St. John’s Clinic Inc.
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Brain Injury, Erroneous Treatment, Failure to Refer
State:Missouri
10
Amount:$28,215,278.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Bidart, Danica L. Crittenden of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP
Case:Rahm v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
State:California
11
Amount:$26,190,000.00
Attorneys:James Wilkens of Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C.; Michael E. Duffy of Duffy & Duffy, PLLC
Case:Madden-Buck v. Maimonides Medical Center, et al.
Type:Birth Injury, Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death
State:New York
12
Amount:$21,585,148.00
Attorneys:Zachary A. Friedman, John S. Seligman, Gary A. Friedman of Friedman & Friedman, PA
Case:Lazard v. Signet Diagnostic Imaging Services, et al.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
State:Florida
13
Amount:$20,600,000.00
Attorneys:Chris A. Messerly, Elizabeth M. Fors of Robins Kaplan LLP
Case:Estate of Bermingham v. Eid N.P., et al.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Failure to Report
State:Minnesota
14
Amount:$19,693,257.00
Attorneys:Chris S. Hamilton, Stephen Blackburn of Hamilton Wingo, LLP
Case:Confidential Plaintiff v. Confidential Defedent
Type:Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
State:Texas
15
Amount:$18,200,000.00
Attorneys:Steven Miller of Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C.
Case:Zielinska v. Lutheran Medical Center
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
State:New York
16
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
State:Pennsylvania
17
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
State:New Jersey
18
Amount:$16,400,000.00
Attorneys:J. Ronald Denman, Charles D. Bavol, M. Kristen Allman, Grant W. Kindrick of The Bleakley Bavol Law Firm
Case:Estate of Bivins v. O'Connell, et al.
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Professional Negligence
State:Florida
19
Amount:$15,922,000.00
Attorneys:Crane A. Johnstone, Scott P. Schlesinger, Jonathan R. Gdanski of Schlesinger Law Offices, PA; Paul M. Silva, Peter J. Somera, Jr. of Somera & Silva, LLP
Case:Hollingsworth v. Holy Cross Hospital, et al.
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Failure to Treat
State:Florida
20
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
State:Illinois

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