Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in the United States in 2018

Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in the United States in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of top 10 plaintiff wrongful death jury verdicts obtained in the United States 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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Note: If you have made this list (Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in the United States in 2018) you have also made the list of Top 20 Wrongful Death Verdicts in the United States in 2018.

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1
Amount:$4,690,000,000.00
Attorneys:Rachel Lanier, W. Mark Lanier, Lee Cirsch, Robert E. Leone, Michael A. Akselrud, Monica A. Cooper, Richard D. Meadow of The Lanier Law Firm; Eric D. Holland, R. Seth Crompton, Patrick R. Dowd of Holland Law Firm; Thomas K. Neill of Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C.
Case:Martinez, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Breach of Warranty, Conspiracy, Failure to Warn, Negligent Misrepresentation, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Failure to Inform, Talc Exposure, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Failure to Disclose
State:Missouri
2
Amount:$383,500,000.00
Attorneys:Robert B. Carey, Molly A. Booker of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP; Craig R. Valentine of Norton Frickey P.C.; Stuart M. Paynter, Sara Willingham of Paynter Law
Case:Estate of Menchaca, et al. v. Davita Healthcare Partners
Type:Fraudulent Concealment, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort, Negligent Tort, Defective Drug
State:Colorado
3
Amount:$247,000,000.00
Attorneys:J. Brent Goudarzi, Marty Young of Goudarzi & Young L.L.P.
Case:Estate of McPherson v. Jefferson Trucking L.L.C., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Texas
4
Amount:$166,373,923.00
Attorneys:Matthew R. McCarley, Brice Burris of Fears & Nachawati; Daniel W. Packard, Michael J. Packard of The Packard Law Firm
Case:Estate of Fox v. Buckland
Type:Conspiracy, Murder, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort, Insurance Fraud, Stabbing
State:Texas
5
Amount:$128,813,522.00
Attorneys:Brian D. “Buck” Rogers of Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC; Darren Summerville, Anna Cross of The Summerville Firm
Case:Johnson v. Lee
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, DUI, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Quadriplegia
State:Georgia
6
Amount:$89,600,000.00
Attorneys:Eric T. Penn of The Penn Law Firm P.C.
Case:Blake v. Ali, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Texas
7
Amount:$76,000,000.00
Attorneys:Michael S. Ketchmark, Scott A. McCreight, Ben H. Fadler of Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C.
Case:Estate of Ford v. Ford Motor Co.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
State:Missouri
8
Amount:$60,000,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel P. Blouin of Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC
Case:Macaluso v. A.O. Smith Corp. Burnham LLC, et al.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State:New York
9
Amount:$48,000,000.00
Attorneys:Anita Porte Robb , Gary C. Robb of Robb & Robb LLC; Steven P. Kuenzel of Eckelkamp Kuenzel LLP; Randy W. James of James Legal Services P.C.
Case:Delacroix, et al. v. Doncasters Inc.
Type:Aviation Accident, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Strict Liability
State:Missouri
10
Amount:$46,000,000.00
Attorneys:Andrew T. Rogers, W. Michael D’Antignac, Gilbert H. Deitch, Kara E. Phillips of Deitch & Rogers; Naveen Ramachandrappa of Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP
Case:Estate of McIntosh v. Extended Stay America Inc.
Type:Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Intentional Tort, Breach of Duty of Care, Child Abuse, Negligent Tort, Child Protection
State:Georgia

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