Top 20 Wrongful Death Verdicts in the United States in 2018

Top 20 Wrongful Death Verdicts in the United States in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of top 20 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 20 Wrongful Death Verdicts in the United States in 2018) you have also made the list of Top 50 Wrongful Death Verdicts in the United States 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 contact us today.

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
11
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
State:Illinois
12
Amount:$44,370,000.00
Attorneys:Byron C. Alfred, Vuk S. Vujasinovic of VB Attorneys
Case:Estate of Barron v. ExxonMobil Oil Corp., et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State:Texas
13
Amount:$43,100,000.00
Attorneys:Michael Shepard, Michael McCann, Erika O’Donnell of Shepard Law; Amber Long, Jerome H. Block, Robert Ellis of Levy Konigsberg LLP
Case:Summerlin, et al. v. Philip Morris, et al.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Tobacco, Toxic Exposure, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Breach of Warranty of Merchantability, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State:Massachusetts
14
Amount:$41,550,000.00
Attorneys:D. Scott Carlile, Casey Q. Carlile of Carlile Law Firm LLP
Case:Estate of Dunn, et al. v. OM Lodging, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Failure to Warn, Murder, Negligent Supervision, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Security, Intentional Tort, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort
State:Texas
15
Amount:$37,951,887.00
Attorneys:Daryl D. Parks, Anthony D. Thomas of Parks and Crump, LLC; Roosevelt Randolph, Linje Rivers of Knowles & Randolph, PA
Case:Vickers v. DZE Corp.
Type:Car Accident, Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, DUI, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State:Florida
16
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
State:California
17
Amount:$32,700,000.00
Attorneys:Jessica Dean, Kevin W. Paul of Dean Omar Branham Shirley, LLP; Bill Graham of Wallace & Graham
Case:Finch v. BASF Catalysts LLC
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Breach of Warranty, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Work Accident, Wrongful Death, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State:North Carolina
18
Amount:$32,369,034.00
Attorneys:Paul S. Weinberg of Weinberg & Garber, P.C.; John J. Egan of Egan, Flanagan & Cohen
Case:Dubuque v. Cumberland Farms
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State:Massachusetts
19
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
State:California
20
Amount:$29,500,000.00
Attorneys:John T. Hemminger, Greg A. Egbers of Law Office of John T. Hemminger; Nicholas C. Rowley, Dominic F. Pechota, Matt J. Reilly of Trial Lawyers For Justice
Case:Estate of Dejongh v. Sioux Center Health, et al.
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Iowa

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