Top 50 Professional Negligence Verdicts in the United States in 2017

Top 50 Professional Negligence Verdicts in the United States in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 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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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
21 (tie)
Amount:$15,000,000.00
Attorneys:Kevin W. Keenan of Osborne & Keenan PC; David A. Wenner, Brian A. Snyder of Snyder & Wenner, P.C.
Case:Tripp, et al. v. The Arizona Bd of Regents, et al.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Brain Injury, Failure to Treat
State:Arizona
21 (tie)
Amount:$15,000,000.00
Attorneys:Mariangela Chiaravalloti of Freidman, Friedman, Chiaravalloti & Giannini
Case:Pinto v. Kehoe
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
State:New York
22
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
State:Pennsylvania
23
Amount:$14,285,505.86
Attorneys:Erin J. Oglesby, Tom Rhodes, Robert E. Brzezinski, Samuel W. Royston of Tom Rhodes Law Firm, P.C.; Kathryn Snapka of Snapka Law Firm
Case:Puente v. Martinez, et al.
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Brain Injury
State:Texas
24
Amount:$13,903,245.00
Attorneys:Gary A. Friedman of Friedman & Friedman, PA; Lauri W. Ross of Ross & Girten
Case:Diaz v. Leon Medical Centers, Inc., et al.
Type:Failure to Warn, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
State:Florida
25
Amount:$13,885,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas G. Kemmy, Daniel C. Kemmy of Law Offices of Thomas G. Kemmy
Case:Dietrick v. Regent Care, et al.
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
State:Texas
26
Amount:$12,820,991.00
Attorneys:Rachel L. Roman, David M. Zevan, Richard A. Voytas of Zevan Davidson Roman LLC
Case:Lowe v. Mercy Clinic East Communities, et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
State:Missouri
27
Amount:$12,500,000.00
Attorneys:Clark Seegmiller, Robert L. English of Clark Seegmiller & Associates; Daniel M. Graham of Daniel M. Graham P.C.
Case:E.E., Pro Ami v. Sunrise Mountainview Hospital Inc
Type:Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth Delivery, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Brain Injury, Failure to Treat
State:Nevada
28
Amount:$11,600,000.00
Attorneys:Laura M. Jordan, Margie A. Soehl of Powers & Santola, LLP
Case:Orr v. Adirondack Radiology Assoc., PC, et. al.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
State:New York
29
Amount:$11,049,639.00
Attorneys:Carol L. Forte, Brian E. Mahoney of Blume, Forte, Fried, Zerres & Molinari, P.C.
Case:Fava v. Moss, M.D., et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
State:New Jersey
30 (tie)
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
State:Pennsylvania
30 (tie)
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Casey E. Mitchnick of Law Office of Casey E. Mitchnick; Russel D. Myrick of RDM Legal Group
Case:Street v. Greer
Type:Fraud, Legal Malpractice, Professional Negligence
State:California
31
Amount:$9,621,960.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey J. Goulder, Michael Vincent of Stinson Leonard Street LLP; Mark S. Baumkel of Mark S. Baumkel & Associates
Case:Cohen v. Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss
Type:Breach of Contract, Legal Malpractice, Professional Negligence
State:Michigan
32
Amount:$9,500,000.00
Attorneys:Kenneth J. Allen of Kenneth J. Allen Law Group
Case:Lowery v. Vibra Healthcare LLC, et al.
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Failure to Monitor
State:Indiana
33
Amount:$9,451,875.00
Attorneys:Martin L. Perron, Maria V. Perron of The Perron Law Firm, P.C.
Case:Bell v. Redjal, et al.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Unnecessary Surgery, Failure to Inform
State:Missouri
34
Amount:$8,500,000.00
Attorneys:Ann H. Rosato, Michael S. Wampold of Peterson Wampold Rosato Feldman Luna; Kevin Coluccio of Coluccio Law
Case:Hipps v. Virginia Mason Med.Center
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Lack of Consent
State:Washington
35
Amount:$8,450,000.00
Attorneys:Gerald D. Jowers, Jr. , Kenneth M. Suggs of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC
Case:Medley v. Northeast Georgia Medical Center
Type:Birth Injury, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Ob-Gyn Malpractice
State:Georgia
36
Amount:$8,400,000.00
Attorneys:Christopher J. Keane of The Keane Law Firm P.C.; Edward C. Stark of Cron, Israels & Stark; Jennifer J. Lothert of Young Ward & Lothert
Case:Miller v. Sutter Sacramento Sierra Region, et al.
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Child Abuse
State:California
37
Amount:$8,350,000.00
Attorneys:Patrick A. Malone, Daniel C. Scialpi of Patrick Malone & Associates P.C.; Daniel S. Singer, Kenneth M. Trombly of Trombly & Singer
Case:Robinson v. Azer, et al.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Failure to Monitor, Lack of Consent, Failure to Refer
State:District of Columbia
38
Amount:$8,000,000.00
Attorneys:Catherine D. Bertram, Laurie A. Amell of Bertram & Amell PLLC
Case:Hartmann v. Dunne, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Surgical Error, Lack of Consent
State:District of Columbia
39
Amount:$7,919,263.00
Attorneys:Stephen F. Cain, Gary D. Fox, Michael E. Levine of Stewart Tilghman Bianchi & Cain, P.A.
Case:Gomez-Mccallum v. Marquez, M.D., et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
State:Florida
40
Amount:$7,890,000.00
Attorneys:Nicholas E. Warywoda of Parker Waichman LLP
Case:Estate of Ryan v. County of Nassau, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Denial of Medical Care, Prison Negligence, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train
State:New York
41
Amount:$7,750,000.00
Attorneys:Randi McGinn, A. Elicia Montoya, Katie Curry of McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya and Love; Erin J. Oglesby, J. Thomas Rhodes, III, Robert E. Brzezinski, Laura R. Pazin Porter of Tom Rhodes Law Firm, P.C.
Case:Webb v. Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Inc.
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Brain Injury
State:New Mexico
42
Amount:$7,619,257.00
Attorneys:Howard A. Kapp of Law Offices of Howard A. Kapp
Case:Licudine v. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Surgical Error
State:California
43
Amount:$6,832,875.00
Attorneys:Daniel J. Woodard , Diane Paolicelli of Phillips & Paolicelli, LLP
Case:Luna, et al. v. Spadafora, et al.
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
State:New York
44
Amount:$6,800,000.00
Attorneys:Ruben Honik of Golomb & Honik, P.C.
Case:Radzik v. Children’s Medical Center, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Failure to Inform
State:Connecticut
45
Amount:$6,008,404.00
Attorneys:Joshua R. Van Naarden of Ross Feller Casey, LLP
Case:Howlen, et al. v. Burbella M.D., et al.
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Paramedic Malpractice, Premature Discharge
State:New Jersey
46
Amount:$6,000,000.00
Attorneys:Andrew W. Siegel, Sean E. Coonerty of Siegel & Coonerty
Case:Estate of Bruno v. Alastra, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Surgical Error
State:New York
47
Amount:$5,775,000.00
Attorneys:Eric P. Smith of Faxon Law Group, LLC
Case:Estate of Ashmore v. Hartford Hospital, et al.
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat
State:Connecticut
48
Amount:$5,500,000.00
Attorneys:Cale H. Conley of Conley Griggs Partin LLP; William Q. Bird of Bird Law Group, P.C.
Case:Scroggins v. Smith, et al.
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Erroneous Treatment
State:Georgia
49
Amount:$5,150,000.00
Attorneys:Scott A. Parsons of O'Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble L.L.C
Case:Polt v. Kroon, M.D.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Unnecessary Surgery
State:New Jersey
50
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
State:Pennsylvania

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