Top 20 Medical Malpractice Settlements in the United States in 2018

Top 20 Labor & Employment Settlements in the United States in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of top 20 medical malpractice settlements obtained in the United States in the year 2018. The list is comprised of cases filed either in a state or federal court, and those settled prior to commencing a lawsuit. It does, however, exclude cases settled for an undisclosed amount.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Medical Malpractice Settlements in the United States in 2018) you have also made the list of Top 50 Medical Malpractice Settlements 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 settlement should be on this list, please contact us today.

1
Amount:$35,000,000.00
Attorneys:Kathryn L. Conway, Joseph A. Power Jr., Joseph W. Balesteri of Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P.
Case:A.A., Pro Ami v. Burdock, et al.
Type:Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth, Delayed Diagnosis, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Monitor, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort
State:Illinois
2
Amount:$22,500,000.00
Attorneys:Sal Indomenico of Sal Indomenico and Associates, P.C.
Case:A.L., Pro Ami v. St. Alexius Medical Center
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort
State:Illinois
3
Amount:$19,500,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew Casey of Ross Feller Casey, LLP
Case:Hughes v. Hospital, et al.
Type:Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Pennsylvania
4
Amount:$18,500,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew L. Williams of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard PC
Case:Guavara v. USA
Type:Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
State:Illinois
5
Amount:$17,000,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew Casey of Ross Feller Casey, LLP
Case:W.R.H., Pro Ami v. Wilkes Barre Hospital Co., et al.
Type:Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Pennsylvania
6 (tie)
Amount:$16,000,000.00
Attorneys:Peter E. Meyers, Todd W. Gardner of Swanson Gardner Meyers PLLC
Case:L.P., Pro Ami v. Multicare Health System, Inc.
Type:Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth, Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Washington
6 (tie)
Amount:$16,000,000.00
Attorneys:Kathryn L. Conway, Joseph W. Balesteri of Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P.
Case:N.G., Pro Ami v. Swedish Covenant Hospital, et al.
Type:Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort
State:Illinois
7
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:John M. Coletti of Paulson Coletti PC; Tim Jones of Tim Jones PC
Case:Estate of Pitkin v. Corizon Health, Inc., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Denial of Medical Care, Prison Negligence, Death in Custody, Negligent Tort
State:Oregon
8
Amount:$9,950,000.00
Attorneys:Michael A. Kelly, Christian R. Jagusch of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
Case:S.V., Pro Ami v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, et al.
Type:Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:California
9 (tie)
Amount:$9,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey M. Goldberg, Jeffrey Alan Schulkin of Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices, P.C.
Case:Lowe, et al. v. High Point Family Medicine LLC
Type:Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Overmedication, Cerebral Palsy, Negligent Tort
State:Wisconsin
9 (tie)
Amount:$9,000,000.00
Attorneys:W. Christopher Dalton, Craig R. McClellan of The McClellan Law Firm
Case:B.P., Pro Ami v. Zaid, M.D., et al.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Birth , Wrongful Life , Failure to Inform, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort
State:California
9 (tie)
Amount:$9,000,000.00
Attorneys:Margaret P. Battersby Black, Steven M. Levin, Jaime Koziol Delaney of Levin & Perconti
Case:Minor Patient v. Hospital
Type:Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort
State:Illinois
10
Amount:$6,900,000.00
Attorneys:Joseph P. Awad of Silberstein, Awad & Miklos PC
Case:K.O., Pro Ami v. Montefiore Medical Center
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Surgical Error, Negligent Tort
State:New York
11
Amount:$6,500,000.00
Attorneys:Joseph P. Awad, Danielle M. Hansen, Veronica Sewnarine of Silberstein, Awad & Miklos PC
Case:A.K., Pro Ami v. NYC Health and Hospital Corp., et al.
Type:Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth, Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort
State:New York
12
Amount:$5,183,000.00
Attorneys:Joshua E. Polsky, John S. Bernstein of Bernstein Polsky, PA
Case:Flaherty v. JFK Medical Center, et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Inadequate Care
State:Florida
13 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Philip J. Crowe, Jr., Michael J. Harris of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP
Case:Plaintiff v. Ob/Gyn, et al.
Type:Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort
State:Massachusetts
13 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Patrick T. Jones, Donna R. Corcoran, Richard W. Paterniti of Jones Kelleher, LLP
Case:Plaintiff Doe v. Cytogeneticist Roe
Type:Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Birth , Failure to Inform, Negligent Tort
State:Massachusetts
14
Amount:$4,800,000.00
Attorneys:Russell X. Pollock, Clyde D. Bergstresser of Bergstresser & Pollock PC
Case:Infant v. Obstetrician, et al.
Type:Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Inform, Cerebral Palsy, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort
State:Massachusetts
15
Amount:$4,500,000.00
Attorneys:Sam Panger, Jr. of Law Offices of Peter G. Limperis
Case:Estate of Tadros v. County of Cook, et al.
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Anesthesia Error, Negligent Tort
State:Illinois
16
Amount:$4,150,000.00
Attorneys:Michael G. Marderosian, Heather S. Cohen of Cohen & Marderosian, PC; Ricardo Echeverria, Kristin E. Hobbs of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP
Case:Myers v. Northwest Surgical Development Company, Inc.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Breach of Duty of Care
State:California
17 (tie)
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
State:California
17 (tie)
Amount:$4,000,000.00
Attorneys:Kenneth M. Suggs of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC; Lisa B. Weinstein, Carrie L. Vine of Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.
Case:R.B., Pro Ami v. Amisub of South Carolina Inc.
Type:Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:South Carolina
18
Amount:$3,980,000.00
Attorneys:Rebecca E. Neubauer, Michael E. Holden of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC
Case:Flores v. The County of Cook
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Surgical Error, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Illinois
19
Amount:$3,825,000.00
Attorneys:Philip Michels, Simona Danesh of Law Offices of Michels & Lew
Case:L.T., Pro Ami v. Redlands Community Hospital, et al.
Type:Birth Injury, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Monitor, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:California
20
Amount:$3,700,000.00
Attorneys:Joseph P. Awad of Silberstein, Awad & Miklos PC
Case:J.T., Pro Ami v. Long Island Jewish Medical Center, et al.
Type:Delayed Childbirth, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Inadequate Care, Failure to Monitor, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort
State:New York

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