Top 20 Verdicts in Illinois in 2018

Top 20 Verdicts in Illinois in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 plaintiffs' jury verdicts* obtained in Illinois in the year 2018. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts of Illinois.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Verdicts in Illinois in 2018) you have also made the list of Top 50 Verdicts in Illinois in 2018.

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 submit it to us today.

1
Amount: $53,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jack M. Beam, Geoffrey N. Fieger of Fieger Law PC
Case: Ewing v. University of Chicago Medical Center
Type: Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth, Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Monitor, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort
2
Amount: $50,300,000.00
Attorneys: Patrick Salvi, II , Matthew L. Williams, Brian L. Salvi of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard PC
Case: Florez v. Northshore University Health System, et al.
Type: Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth, Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Medication Error, Cerebral Palsy, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort
3
Amount: $45,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jay P. Deratany of The Deratany Firm
Case: Estate of Hudson v. Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
Type: Assault and Battery, Murder, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Children's Rights, Child Abuse, Failure to Protect, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort, Child Protection
4
Amount: $35,014,630.00
Attorneys: Richard I. Levin of Levin, Riback, Adelman & Flangel, P.C.
Case: Ricciardi v. The Allstate Corp., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
5
Amount: $25,000,000.00
Attorneys: Joseph E. Kolar of Baizer Kolar Neiman P.C.
Case: Estate of Perez v. St. Alexius Medical Center, et al.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Failure to Inform, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
6
Amount: $21,620,018.00
Attorneys: Joseph A. Power Jr., James I. Power, Sean M. Houlihan of Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P.
Case: Wood v. Navistar Inc., et al.
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Work Accident, Brain Injury, Fall, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
7
Amount: $21,500,000.00
Attorneys: Robert A. Clifford, Bradley M. Cosgrove, Charles R. Haskins of Clifford Law Offices, P.C.
Case: Estate of M.D. v. Justice Park District, et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Negligent Supervision, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Breach of Duty of Care, Failure to Protect, Failure to Train, Drowning Accident, Negligent Tort, Failure to Test
8
Amount: $19,217,602.00
Attorneys: Craig P. Mannarino of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz
Case: Estate of Padilla v. MacNeal Hospital, et. al.
Type: Delayed Childbirth, Delayed Diagnosis, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Medication Error, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort
9
Amount: $18,500,000.00
Attorneys: Matthew I. Baker, Milo W. Lundblad, Marvin A. Brustin of Brustin & Lundblad Ltd.
Case: C.M., Pro Ami v. Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Type: Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Medication Error, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
10
Amount: $17,175,000.00
Attorneys: Jonathan I. Loevy, Sean C. Starr, Steven Art, Anand Swaminathan, Rachel Brady of Loevy & Loevy; Locke E. Bowman, Alexa Van Brunt of Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center
Case: Rivera v. Guevara, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Malicious Prosecution, Wrongful Conviction, Intentional Tort, Abuse of Process, Emotional Distress, Abuse of Power, Police Misconduct, Spoliation of Evidence, False Evidence
11
Amount: $15,280,000.00
Attorneys: Daniel J. Kaiser, Mariam L. Hafezi of Kaiser Law
Case: Smith v. Retail Project Managers, Inc., et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Negligent Tort
12
Amount: $12,000,000.00
Attorneys: Michael F. Bonamarte, IV, John J. Perconti, Cari F. Silverman of Levin & Perconti
Case: Estate of Newberry v. Wanda Iza, MD, et al.
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
13
Amount: $11,354,664.00
Attorneys: Stephen D. Phillips, Gregory Phillips of Phillips Law Offices
Case: Estate of Douglas v. Barrientos
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Hit and Run, Negligent Tort
14 (tie)
Amount: $11,000,000.00
Attorneys: David R. Barry, Jr., Susan J. Schwartz of Corboy & Demetrio, PC
Case: Obstetrical Patient v. Ob/Gyn, et al.
Type: Delayed Childbirth, Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Erroneous Treatment, Negligent Tort
14 (tie)
Amount: $11,000,000.00
Attorneys: Kenneth J. Allen , Otto J. Shragal of Kenneth J. Allen Law Group
Case: Estate of Ogiego v. AFI and Central
Type: Construction Accident, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Crane Accident, Negligent Tort
15
Amount: $10,175,000.00
Attorneys: Shelly B. Kulwin, Jeffrey R. Kulwin of Kulwin, Masciopinto & Kulwin, L.L.P.
Case: Ryan, et al. v. Advocate Health and Hospitals Corp., et al.
Type: Assault and Battery, Hostile Work Environment, Invasion of Privacy, Negligent Supervision, Workplace Safety, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Negligent Retention
16
Amount: $9,962,000.00
Attorneys: Leonard S. Becker of Law Offices of Leonard S. Becker; Gregory A. Harris of Law Offices Of Gregory A Harris
Case: Bragar v. Chicago Transit Authority, et al.
Type: Bus Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Psychological Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
17
Amount: $8,169,513.00
Attorneys: Jamie L. Boock of Rossiter & Boock, LLC
Case: Turubchuk, et al. v. E.T. Simonds Construction Co., et al.
Type: Fraudulent Concealment, Negligent Misrepresentation, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation, Constructive Fraud, Negligent Tort, Failure to Disclose
18
Amount: $7,000,000.00
Attorneys: Michael F. Bonamarte, IV, Margaret P. Battersby Black, Cari F. Silverman of Levin & Perconti
Case: Estate of Stein v. Franciscan Alliance, Inc., et al.
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Negligent Supervision, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Paramedic Malpractice, Failure to Protect, Failure to Inform, Negligent Tort
19
Amount: $6,291,002.00
Attorneys: Craig D. Brown of Meyers & Flowers
Case: Hein v. Onyibor, et al.
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
20
Amount: $5,511,566.00
Attorneys: Theodore C. Jennings, Mark McNabola of McNabola Law Group; Jeffrey E. Martin of Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Martin; Elizabeth A. Kaveny, Brian T. Monico of Wise Morrissey, LLC
Case: Estate of Young v. Northshore University Health System, et al.
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Surgical Error, Medication Error, Negligent Tort

* This and other lists of plaintiffs’ jury verdicts, in our publication, may occasionally include a small number of counter- and/or cross-plaintiffs’ verdicts.

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