Top 20 Wrongful Death Settlements in California in 2018

Top 20 Wrongful Death Settlements in California in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of top 20 Wrongful Death settlements obtained in California in the year 2018. The list is comprised of various case types that were filed either in state or federal courts.

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1
Amount:$26,000,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory L. Bentley, Keith P. More, Matthew W. Clark, Jaimi M. Groothuis, Natasha Axelrod of Bentley & More LLP
Case:Munoz, et al. v. Driver
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
2
Amount:$14,350,000.00
Attorneys:Garo Mardirossian of Mardirossian & Associates Inc.
Case:Mendoza v. Los Angeles County
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Training
3
Amount:$13,600,000.00
Attorneys:Luke Ellis, Kristin M. Lucey of GJEL Accident Attorneys
Case:Estate of Indugula v. Salesforce.com Inc., et al.
Type:Premises Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort
4
Amount:$12,000,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory L. Bentley, Clare H. Lucich, Matthew W. Clark of Bentley & More LLP
Case:Gruppioni, et al. v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Failure to Protect, Hit and Run, Negligent Tort
5
Amount:$11,750,000.00
Attorneys:Bruce A. Broillet, Alan L. Van Gelder of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP
Case:Olin v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Bicycle Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Gross Negligence, Negligent Tort
6
Amount:$11,000,000.00
Attorneys:Robert S. Glassman, Brian J. Panish, Rahul Ravipudi of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Pierce, et al. v. Murrieta Valley Unified School District, et al.
Type:Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Drowning Accident
7
Amount:$7,500,000.00
Attorneys:Roger A. Dreyer of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP
Case:Goudie, et al. v. State of California, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
8 (tie)
Amount:$6,000,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas J. Johnston, Lauren Bullock of Johnston & Hutchinson LLP; Peter Gezoukian of Gezoukian & Nalbandyan, PC
Case:Reyes v. LADWP
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
8 (tie)
Amount:$6,000,000.00
Attorneys:Brian J. Panish, David A. Rudorfer of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Estate of Perez v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Pedestrian Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort
9 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Haddad, Julia Sherwin, Maya M. Sorensen of Haddad & Sherwin LLP
Case:Slusher v. City of Napa, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Murder, Wrongful Death, Child Abuse, Failure to Protect
9 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:William M. Paoli, Court B. Purdy of Paoli Purdy, LLP
Case:Estate of Lockridge v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death
9 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Haddad, Julia Sherwin of Haddad & Sherwin LLP
Case:Neuroth v. County of Mendocino, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Denial of Medical Care, Police Brutality, Failure to Train, Failure to Hire
9 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Wesley G. Ouchi of The Ouchi Law Firm A.P.C.; Milton C. Grimes of Law Offices of Milton C. Grimes
Case:Nicholson, et al. v. City of Inglewood, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Police Brutality
10
Amount:$4,000,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel M. Hodes of Hodes Milman, LLP; Jennifer R. Johnson of Law Office of Jennifer R. Johnson
Case:Confidential Plaintiff v. Defendant Radiologist
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death
11
Amount:$3,919,000.00
Attorneys:Spencer R. Lucas, Brian J. Panish, Jefferson Saylor, Marguerite S. Sanvictores of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Patel v. Eichmann
Type:Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Premises Liability, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
12
Amount:$3,850,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey A. Milman of Hodes Milman, LLP; David J. Lopez of David Lopez Law
Case:Confidential Plaintiff v. Confidential Defendant
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Railroad Accident, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
13
Amount:$2,700,000.00
Attorneys:John C. Burton of The Law Offices of John Burton; Dale K. Galipo of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
Case:Estate of Hernandez v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, False Arrest, Gunshot Wound, Failure to Train, Abuse of Power
14
Amount:$2,620,000.00
Attorneys:Mark E. Merin of Law Offices of Mark E. Merin
Case:Kaur, et al. v. City of Lodi, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
15 (tie)
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Ryan A. Casey, Patrick K. Gunning, Adam K. Shea of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP; Paul D. Maas of Maas & Marinovich, PLC
Case:Estate of Martinez v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train
15 (tie)
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:C. Michael Alder, Laura F. Sedrish, Anna L. Knafo of AlderLaw, P.C.
Case:Estate of Rodriguez v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Scooter Accident, Negligent Tort
15 (tie)
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:William D. Shapiro of The Law Offices of William D. Shapiro
Case:Estate of Warren v. Lin, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
16 (tie)
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Otto L. Haselhoff of Law Offices of Otto L. Haselhoff, PC
Case:Gaines v. DYF Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Head-on Collision, Negligent Tort
16 (tie)
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Spencer R. Lucas of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Estate of Pfeffer v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Bus Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
16 (tie)
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Todd F. Nevell, Daniel G. Sheldon of Scolinos, Sheldon & Nevell
Case:Estate of Lirtsman v. Stalberg, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, DUI, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
17
Amount:$1,950,000.00
Attorneys:Stephen Bernard, Alena Klimianok of Bernard & Bernard; Arnoldo Casillas, Daniel W. Gillette of Casillas & Associates
Case:Estate of Gonzalez v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Police Brutality
18
Amount:$1,920,000.00
Attorneys:Major A. Langer, Alvin Chang of Perona Langer Beck Serbin Harrison; William D. Shapiro of Robinson Calcagnie Inc.; James F. Tierney, III of Welebir & Tierney
Case:Mitchell v. Williams
Type:Car Accident, Failure to Warn, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Failure to Report, Negligent Tort
19
Amount:$1,750,000.00
Attorneys:John D. Winer, Shawn D. Tillis of Winer, Burritt, & Tillis LLP
Case:Estate of Lewis v. City of Oakland
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Falling Object, Government Negligence, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
20
Amount:$1,575,000.00
Attorneys:Kenneth W. Drake, Scott M. Hendler of The Law Offices of Kenneth W. Drake, Inc.
Case:Estate of Romero v. Grossman, et al.
Type:Delayed Childbirth, Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Premature Discharge, Negligent Tort

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