Top 50 Medical Malpractice Verdicts in the United States in 2018

Top 50 Medical Malpractice Verdicts in the United States in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 plaintiff medical malpractice 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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1
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
2
Amount: $136,654,632.00
Attorneys: Geoffrey N. Fieger, James R. McCullen, Michael T. Ratton of Fieger Law
Case: F.D., Pro Ami v. VHS Children’s Hospital of Michigan Inc., et al.
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Emotional Distress, Psychological Injury, Failure to Monitor, Gross Negligence, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Michigan
3
Amount: $130,000,000.00
Attorneys: Brian J. McKeen, Steven C. Hurbis of McKeen & Associates, PC
Case: Tran v. William Beaumont Hospital
Type: Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Michigan
4
Amount: $109,760,930.00
Attorneys: Kennan G. Dandar, Thomas J. Dandar of Dandar & Dandar PA
Case: Carter v. University of South Florida Health, et al.
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort
State: Florida
5
Amount: $78,652,480.72
Attorneys: Robert F. Danzi, Christine C. Coscia of Law Office of Robert F. Danzi
Case: Sanchez v. Bendayan, M.D.
Type: Birth Injury, Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Treat, Medication Error, Inadequate Care, Cerebral Palsy, Failure to Monitor, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Premature Discharge, Eye Injury, Negligent Tort, Premature Childbirth
State: New York
6
Amount: $73,030,000.00
Attorneys: B. Kent Buckingham, Rick Barrera of Buckingham Barrera Law Firm; Michael T. Newell of Newell Law Firm, LLC
Case: Manning, et al. v. Pecos Valley of New Mexico
Type: Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth, Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Surgical Error, Inadequate Care, Failure to Inform, Failure to Monitor, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Erroneous Treatment, Lack of Informed Consent, Shoulder Dystocia, Gross Negligence, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Brachial Plexus Injury
State: New Mexico
7
Amount: $68,035,462.00
Attorneys: Ricardo Echeverria of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP; Steven A. Heimberg, Marsha E. Barr-Fernandez of Heimberg Barr, LLP; Jeffrey S. Mitchell of Mitchell Law Group
Case: Arteaga v. Fresno Community Regional Medical Center
Type: Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Surgical Error, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort
State: California
8
Amount: $53,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jack M. Beam, Geoffrey N. Fieger of Fieger Law
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
State: Illinois
9
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
State: Illinois
10
Amount: $47,033,579.00
Attorneys: Dominic C. Guerrini, Mark S. Polin of Kline & Specter, P.C.
Case: Harker v. Chan
Type: Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Pennsylvania
11
Amount: $44,514,226.00
Attorneys: Gerald S. Leeseberg, John A. Markus, Craig S. Tuttle of Leeseberg & Valentine
Case: Metts v. Nationwide Children's Hospital, et al.
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Treat, Failure to Report, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Medical Laboratory Negligence
State: Ohio
12
Amount: $43,368,553.00
Attorneys: Benjamin R. Novotny, Karen A. Zahka of Lubin & Meyer
Case: Larkin v. Johnston, et al.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Failure to Disclose
State: Massachusetts
13
Amount: $43,000,000.00
Attorneys: Reid Martin, John F. (Jack) Walker, III, Marisa M. Schouten of Martin Walker, P.C.
Case: Pierce v. East Texas Medical Center, et al.
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Negligence in Employment, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Treat, Negligent Hiring, Inadequate Care, Negligent Entrustment, Gross Negligence, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Texas
14
Amount: $42,000,000.00
Attorneys: Regan Safier, Shanin Specter of Kline & Specter, P.C.
Case: Tate v. USA
Type: Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Pennsylvania
15
Amount: $40,258,000.00
Attorneys: Joseph Z. Traub, Timothy R. Lawn, Stephen E. Raynes of Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer
Case: Charlton v. Troy
Type: Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Pennsylvania
16
Amount: $40,000,000.00
Attorneys: Michael P. Quinn, Jr. of Decof, Barry, Mega & Quinn, P.C.
Case: Sfameni v. Ryan, et al.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Rhode Island
17
Amount: $34,893,330.00
Attorneys: James P. Fitzgerald, Randy B. Nassau, Christopher J. Lennon, Ann B. Chase of The Fitzgerald Law Firm, P.C.
Case: C.C., Pro Ami, Green v. Westchester Medical Center, et al.
Type: Birth Injury, Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Treat, Cerebral Palsy, Failure to Monitor, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Eye Injury, Negligent Tort, Premature Childbirth
State: New York
18
Amount: $31,000,000.00
Attorneys: Caroline G. McGlamry, C. Neal Pope, Jay F. Hirsch, Michael J. Blakely, Jr. of Pope McGlamry; Jonathan W. Johnson of Jonathan W. Johnson LLC
Case: Willis v. Jones, et al.
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Treat, Failure to Inform, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Georgia
19
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
20
Amount: $28,911,000.00
Attorneys: Steven B. Garner, Grant Rahmeyer of Strong Garner Bauer P.C.
Case: Williams v. Pilapil
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Erroneous Treatment, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort
State: Missouri
21
Amount: $25,300,852.00
Attorneys: John R. Connelly, Nathan P. Roberts, Matthew J. Wurdeman of Connelly Law Offices
Case: Woodring-Thueson v. State of Washington
Type: Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train, Erroneous Treatment, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Washington
22
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
State: Illinois
23
Amount: $22,180,000.00
Attorneys: Scott D. Lane, Stephen I. Lane of The Law Offices of Lane & Lane LLC
Case: Jefferson v. Mercy Hospital & Medical Center
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Erroneous Treatment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Illinois
24
Amount: $21,100,000.00
Attorneys: Bruce J. Ressler of Ressler & Ressler
Case: Estate of Murakami v. Lutheran Medical Center, et al.
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Medication Error, Erroneous Treatment, Negligent Tort
State: New York
25 (tie)
Amount: $20,000,000.00
Attorneys: Dennis M. Donnelly of The Donnelly Law Firm, LLC
Case: Tapia v. Alam, et al.
Type: Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth, Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Failure to Warn, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Failure to Monitor, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort
State: New Jersey
25 (tie)
Amount: $20,000,000.00
Attorneys: Lane R. Jubb, Jr. of The Beasley Firm, LLC
Case: Kimble v. Laser Spine Institute, et al.
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Overmedication, Premature Discharge, Anesthesia Error, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Pennsylvania
26
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
State: Illinois
27
Amount: $18,999,734.00
Attorneys: Patrick Loughren of Loughren, Loughren & Loughren, PC
Case: Ball v. Bielefeldt, et al.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Emotional Distress, Unnecessary Surgery, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
State: Pennsylvania
28
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
State: Illinois
29
Amount: $18,400,000.00
Attorneys: David P. Angueira, David W. Faraci of Swartz & Swartz, P.C.
Case: Stentiford v. Hreib, et al.
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort
State: Massachusetts
30
Amount: $15,900,000.00
Attorneys: Scott P. Schlesinger of Schlesinger Law Offices, PA
Case: Hollingsworth v. Holy Cross Hospital, et al.
Type: Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Medication Error, Erroneous Treatment, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Florida
31
Amount: $15,000,000.00
Attorneys: Ralph Desimone, Jason M. Bernstein of DeSimone, Aviles, Shorter & Oxamendi LLP
Case: Velasquez v. Ruiz, M.D., et al.
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Monitor, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Erroneous Treatment, Eye Injury, Lack of Informed Consent, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort
State: New York
32
Amount: $13,750,000.00
Attorneys: Chad A. McGowan, Johnny Felder of McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC
Case: Gartrell v. Universal Health Services Inc., et al.
Type: Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Treat, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: South Carolina
33
Amount: $13,166,368.00
Attorneys: Kenneth M. Sigelman, Penelope A. Phillips of Kenneth M. Sigelman & Associates; Christopher C. Walton of Walton Law, APC
Case: McCarley v. Anesthesia Service Medical Group Inc., et al.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Anesthesia Error, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: California
34
Amount: $13,000,000.00
Attorneys: Judith A. Livingston of Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore
Case: Raefski v. Dr. Hirsch M.D., et al.
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Burn Injury, Surgical Error, Unnecessary Surgery, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort
State: New York
35 (tie)
Amount: $12,000,000.00
Attorneys: Joshua D. Koskoff of Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder PC
Case: Gagliano v. Advanced Specialty Care P.C.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Connecticut
35 (tie)
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
State: Illinois
36
Amount: $11,410,000.00
Attorneys: Joshua Fogel, Carl B. Tegtmeier of Sanocki, Newman & Turret, LLP
Case: Madigan v. Makavana, M.D.
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Medication Error, Eye Injury, Negligent Tort
State: New York
37
Amount: $11,350,000.00
Attorneys: Michael F. Becker of The Becker Law Firm
Case: G.E., Pro Ami v. Fortner
Type: Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort
State: Ohio
38
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
State: Illinois
39
Amount: $10,165,000.00
Attorneys: G. Bryan Ulmer, III, Emily R. Rankin, Michael F. Lutz of The Spence Law Firm, LLC
Case: Menapace v. Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Treat, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Wyoming
40
Amount: $10,000,000.00
Attorneys: J. Edward Bell, III, Gabrielle Anna Sulpizio of Bell Legal Group
Case: Estate of 70-Year-Old Woman v. Urologist
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State: South Carolina
41 (tie)
Amount: $9,250,000.00
Attorneys: Philip Freidin, Jonathan E. Freidin of Freidin Brown, P.A.; Kimberly L. Boldt, Mario R. Giommoni of Boldt Law Firm, P.A.
Case: Hooten v. Pediatrix Med. Group of FL, et al.
Type: Birth Injury, Delayed Diagnosis, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Inadequate Care, Eye Injury, Negligent Tort, Ophthalmology Malpractice
State: Florida
41 (tie)
Amount: $9,250,000.00
Attorneys: David H. Ricks of David H. Ricks & Associates
Case: Burchell v. Barker, et al.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Unnecessary Surgery, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort
State: California
42
Amount: $8,986,957.00
Attorneys: Christopher J. Kuhlman of Kuhlman Law, PLLC; Joseph M. Crosby of Crosby Law Office
Case: O.O-S., Pro Ami v. Allina Health System
Type: Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth, Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Inadequate Care, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Lack of Informed Consent, Shoulder Dystocia, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Catastrophic Injury, Brachial Plexus Injury
State: Minnesota
43
Amount: $8,500,000.00
Attorneys: Paul M. da Costa, Daniel B. Devinney of Snyder Sarno D'Aniello Maceri & da Costa LLC
Case: Dancyger v. Kocsis, et al.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Psychological Injury, Unnecessary Surgery, Negligent Tort
State: New Jersey
44
Amount: $8,000,000.00
Attorneys: Gonzalo G. Suarez, Mary A. Walling of Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C.
Case: Vandewater v. Buchin, M.D., et al.
Type: Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort
State: New York
45
Amount: $7,958,114.00
Attorneys: Jarom A. Whitehead, Kenneth L. Pedersen, Michael J. Hanby II of Pedersen & Whitehead; James A. “Drew” Pendlebury of Pendlebury Law Office, PA
Case: Ackerschott v. Mountain View Hospital, L.L.C.
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Breach of Duty of Care, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Idaho
46
Amount: $7,775,000.00
Attorneys: Tom Rhodes of Tom Rhodes Law Firm, P.C.; Randi McGinn of McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry, PA
Case: Webb v. Presbyterian Hospital, et al.
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Bed Sores
State: New Mexico
47
Amount: $7,635,000.00
Attorneys: Jason C. Webster of The Webster Law Firm
Case: Thompson, et al. v. Pediatric Cool Care, et al.
Type: Failure to Warn, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Medication Error, Failure to Inform, Failure to Refer, Gross Negligence, Negligent Tort
State: Texas
48
Amount: $7,605,700.00
Attorneys: Keith J. Clarke, Christopher B. Meagher of Meagher & Meagher, P.C.
Case: A.F., Pro Ami v. Parvez, M.D., et al.
Type: Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
State: New York
49
Amount: $7,270,000.00
Attorneys: Paul D. Brandes of Villari, Brandes & Giannone, P.C.; Bruce J. Babij of Dugan, Babij, Tolley & Kohler, LLC
Case: Ziolkowski v. Escobar, et al.
Type: Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Pennsylvania
50
Amount: $7,235,000.00
Attorneys: Jason A. Frament of LaFave, Wein & Frament, PLLC
Case: Walker v. Reiser, et al.
Type: Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort
State: New York

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