Top 20 Wrongful Death Verdicts in the United States in 2017

Top 20 Wrongful Death Verdicts in the United States in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of top 20 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 20 Wrongful Death Verdicts in the United States in 2017) you have also made the list of Top 50 Wrongful Death 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: $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
11
Amount: $36,000,000.00
Attorneys: Randy Rosenblum of Dolan Dobrinsky & Rosenblum LLP; Norwood S. Wilner, Richard J. Lantinberg, A. Jay Plotkin of The Wilner Firm, P.A.; Gary M. Paige of Gordon & Partners, P.A.; Eddie E. Farah, Charles E. Farah, Jr. of The Law Firm of Farah & Farah, P.A.
Case: Estate of Wallace v. Philip Morris, USA, Inc., et al.
Type: Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death
State: Florida
12
Amount: $33,500,000.00
Attorneys: Nicholas I. Timko of Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C.; David B. Corley of Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman PC; Jonathan Shramko, Adrienne L. DeLuca of Shramko & DeLuca
Case: Doomes, et al v. Best Transit Corp., et. al.
Type: Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death
State: New York
13
Amount: $30,882,436.00
Attorneys: Ty G. Roland, Evan D. Lubell of Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC
Case: Estate of Dominguez v. Florida Power & Light Co.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Electrical Injury
State: Florida
14
Amount: $27,871,944.00
Attorneys: Peter H. Weinberger, Stuart E. Scott, Jeremy A. Tor of Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP
Case: Estate of Jester v. Utilimap Corp.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Work Accident, Wrongful Death, Utility Negligence
State: Ohio
15
Amount: $27,000,000.00
Attorneys: Wallace B. Jefferson, Kevin Dubose, Doug W. Alexander of Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend LLP
Case: Crisp, et al. v. The Mcdonald's Corp., et al.
Type: Assault and Battery, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Inadequate Security
State: Texas
16
Amount: $26,953,169.00
Attorneys: Lars C. Johnson of Grassini, Wrinkle & Johnson
Case: Gonzalez v. Atlas Construction Supply Inc
Type: Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Defective Product
State: California
17
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
18
Amount: $24,931,059.00
Attorneys: F. Jerome Tapley, Hirlye R. Lutz, D. Brett Turnbull, Adam W. Pittman of Cory Watson, PC; Vicki I. Sarmiento of Law Offices of Vicki I. Sarmiento; Kirk J. Wolden of Carter Wolden Curtis, LLP; Steven D. Archer, Paul R. Kiesel, D. Bryan Garcia of Kiesel Law LLP
Case: Cruz v. Nissan North America Inc., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Product Liability, Wrongful Death
State: California
19
Amount: $24,260,000.00
Attorneys: James P. Nevin, Jr., Jordan Elizabeth Scott of Brayton Purcell, LLP
Case: Lucas v. Triple A Machine Shop, Inc.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Mesothelioma
State: California
20
Amount: $22,170,000.00
Attorneys: Denise Abrams, Joseph D. Satterley, Justin A. Bosl, Carole M. Bosch, Donovan Hunter of Kazan, McClain, Satterly & Greenwood
Case: Estate of Booker v. Imerys Talc America, Inc., et al.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Talc Exposure, Mesothelioma
State: California

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