Top 20 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2018

Top 20 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of top 20 wrongful death jury verdicts obtained in California in the year 2018. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts.

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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: $33,500,000.00
Attorneys: Dale K. Galipo, Hang D. Le of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo; Robert D. Conaway of Law Office of Robert D. Conaway
Case: Archibald v. County of San Bernardino
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
2
Amount: $30,000,000.00
Attorneys: David R. Shoop of Shoop | A Professional Law Corp.; Donald G. Liddy of Liddy Law Firm
Case: Anaya v. General Equipment Co.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Product Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
3
Amount: $26,298,000.00
Attorneys: Simona A. Farrise of Farrise Firm; Benjamin H. Adams of Dean Omar Branham Shirley, LLP
Case: Estate of Gomez, et al. v. Metalclad Insulation L.L.C.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
4
Amount: $14,600,000.00
Attorneys: Nicholas C. Rowley, Courtney E. Rowley of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP
Case: Guzman v. Defendant Truck Driver, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
5
Amount: $12,250,000.00
Attorneys: Arash Homampour, Armine Safarian of The Homampour Law Firm, APLC
Case: Estate of Zuniga v. Cherry Avenue Auction Inc., et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Burn Injury, Electrical Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Psychological Injury, Negligent Tort
6
Amount: $8,450,000.00
Attorneys: Erin M. Wood, Gary M. Paul of Waters, Kraus & Paul
Case: Swanson, et al. v. Marley-Wylain Co., et al.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
7 (tie)
Amount: $7,000,000.00
Attorneys: J. Jude Basile of Basile Law Firm; John H. Gomez, Jeremiah A. Lowe, Patrick C. Stormes-Swan of Gomez Trial Attorneys; Gregory G. Rizio, Lynn P. Whitlock of Rizio Liberty Lipinsky
Case: Estate of Reyna v. ABTTC Inc., et al.
Type: Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Denial of Medical Care, Inadequate Care, Unlicensed Activity, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort
7 (tie)
Amount: $7,000,000.00
Attorneys: Gary A. Dordick, Alaa A. Yasin of Dordick Law Corporation; Erik L. Peterson of Bostwick & Peterson, LLP
Case: Estate of Asencio v. City of Covina, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort
8
Amount: $6,300,000.00
Attorneys: David A. Rudorfer, Thomas A. Schultz of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case: Martinez, et al. v. Whittier Uptown Association, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Security, Negligent Tort
9
Amount: $5,475,720.00
Attorneys: Janice F. Mulligan, Brian K. Findley, Elizabeth A. Banham of The Law Offices of Mulligan, Banham & Findley
Case: Estate of Eberhardt v. Ahmc Anaheim Regional Medical Center L.P.
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Inadequate Care, Erroneous Treatment, Negligent Tort
10
Amount: $5,147,000.00
Attorneys: C. Keith Greer of Greer & Associates; Frederick W. Gaston of Gaston & Gaston APLC
Case: Estate of Zahau v. Shacknai
Type: Assault and Battery, Murder, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort
11
Amount: $4,528,391.91
Attorneys: Steven R. Vartazarian , Matthew J. Whibley of The Vartazarian Law Firm, APC; William 'Bill' A. Daniels of Daniels Law
Case: Tran v. TNT USA
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort
12 (tie)
Amount: $3,000,000.00
Attorneys: Andje M. Medina of Altair Law; Conor M. Kelly of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
Case: Estate of Belo v. Bally Hallinan Family, L.L.C.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Breach of Warranty of Habitability, Landlord-Tenant, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort, Smoke Inhalation
12 (tie)
Amount: $3,000,000.00
Attorneys: Lars C. Johnson, Brian Hong of Grassini, Wrinkle & Johnson
Case: Oliver v. Worldwide Corporate Housing L.P.
Type: Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Burn Injury, Defective Product, Strict Liability
13
Amount: $2,750,000.00
Attorneys: John L. Burris, Adante De Pointer, Melissa C. Nold of Law Offices of John L. Burris
Case: Estate of Lam v. City of Los Banos, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
14
Amount: $2,585,000.00
Attorneys: Howard C. Kornberg of Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg
Case: Estate of Roberto v. CRST Dedicated Services Inc., et al.
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort
15
Amount: $2,500,000.00
Attorneys: John W. Harris, Herbert J. Sterling Hayden, Paul D. Eisner of Harris & Associates
Case: Estate of Davis v. Anthony
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
16
Amount: $2,131,831.00
Attorneys: Thomas J. Conroy, Robert T. Simon of The Simon Law Group, LLP; Laura B. Walther of Cartwright, Scruggs, Fulton & Walther
Case: Estate of Tuttle v. Heavenly Valley L.P., et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort, Skiing Accident
17
Amount: $2,050,000.00
Attorneys: John C. Carpenter, Brian J. Kim of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP; Ronald M. Papell of Law Offices of Ronald M. Papell
Case: Estate of Minami v. Ekmakji, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
18
Amount: $1,399,309.00
Attorneys: Alexander H. Feldman, Michael F. Moran, Damon A. Schwartz of Moran Law (Santa Ana, CA)
Case: Estate of Swalve v. Victor Valley Hospital Acquisition Inc.
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Nursing Home Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Negligent Hiring, Failure to Supervise, Elder Abuse, Inadequate Care, Failure to Train, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort
19
Amount: $1,260,000.00
Attorneys: Erika Contreras, Brian J. Panish, Thomas A. Schultz of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case: Estate of Tieu v. Sina International, Inc., et al.
Type: Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Mass Transit Accident, Negligent Retention
20
Amount: $1,117,455.00
Attorneys: Alexa E. Mayfield, Rajeev K. Mittal, Andrew L. Seitz, Kevin M. Loew of Waters, Kraus & Paul
Case: Estate of Hopper v. Westburne Supply, Inc.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability

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