Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in California in 2019

Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in California in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 10 wrongful death settlements obtained in California in the year 2019. The list is comprised of cases filed either in a state or federal court, as well as 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 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in California in 2019) you have also made the list of Top 20 Wrongful Death Settlements in California in 2019.

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1
Amount:$9,475,000.00
Attorneys:Timothy D. McMahon, Mark A. Sigala, Ben H. Stoddard of Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, LLP
Case:Kulkarni v. The Sobrato Organization LLC
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Premises Liability, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort, Architectural Malpractice, Design Defect
2
Amount:$7,500,000.00
Attorneys:Spencer R. Lucas, Noriel L. Flores of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Bermas, et al. v. Waterstone Garden Investments, LP, et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
3 (tie)
Amount:$7,000,000.00
Attorneys:John E. Sweeney of Sweeney & Associates; Steven C. Glickman, Nicole E. Hoikka of Glickman & Glickman
Case:Taylor v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
3 (tie)
Amount:$7,000,000.00
Attorneys:Roger A. Dreyer, Anthony J. Garilli, Anton J. Babich of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP
Case:Irwin v. County of Sacramento
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
4
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel M. Hodes of Hodes Milman, LLP
Case:Confidential Plaintiff v. Defendant Surgeon
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Surgical Error, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
5
Amount:$4,650,000.00
Attorneys:John H. Howard, Brett C. Templeman of Lowthorp, Richards, McMillan, Miller & Templeman
Case:Caceres v. Villanueva
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
6
Amount:$4,600,000.00
Attorneys:Dale K. Galipo, Renee V. Masongsong of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo; Louanne Masry, John C. Taylor of Taylor & Ring LLP
Case:C.M., Pro Ami, et al. v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
7
Amount:$4,000,000.00
Attorneys:Arin Khodaverdian of Alpine Law Group, P.C.; Spencer R. Lucas, Brian J. Panish, Jefferson Saylor of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Estate of Garibaldi v. Walgreen Co., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
8
Amount:$3,900,000.00
Attorneys:C. Michael Alder, Laura F. Sedrish of AlderLaw, PC; Reza Torkzadeh of The Torkzadeh Law Firm
Case:Estate of Padilla v. James W. Fowler Co.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Wrongful Death, Negligent Training, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort
9
Amount:$3,800,000.00
Attorneys:Spencer R. Lucas, Marguerite S. Sanvictores, Nadine Ninva Khedry of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Twitchell v. Martinez et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort
10
Amount:$3,750,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory A. Yates of Law Offices of Gregory A. Yates P.C.; Dale K. Galipo, Eric Valenzuela of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
Case:Estate of A.W., et al. v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, False Arrest, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Denial of Medical Care, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search & Seizure

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