Top 20 Medical Malpractice Settlements in California in 2019

Top 20 Medical Malpractice Settlements in California in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 medical malpractice 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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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 submit it to us today.

1
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
2
Amount:$4,300,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas E. Donahue, Nichole D. Podgurski of Donahue & Horrow LLP
Case:A.M., Pro Ami v. St. Mary Medical Center, et al.
Type:Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
3
Amount:$2,400,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey S. Raynes of Raynes Erickson
Case:F.L.P., Pro Ami v. Suong, et al.
Type:Failure to Warn, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Emotional Distress, Wrongful Birth , Failure to Monitor, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
4
Amount:$2,004,000.00
Attorneys:John S. Hinman of Hinman Law Group; Benjamin T. Ikuta of Hodes Milman, LLP
Case:Patient v. Physicians
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort
5 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Craig S. Walkon, Bradley J. Walkon, Andrew H. Walkon of Law Offices of Craig S. Walkon
Case:Estate of Suchomel v. High Desert Diagnostic Medical Group
Type:Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
5 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jin N. Lew of Law Offices of Michels & Lew
Case:Cobb v. California Pacific Medical Center, et al.
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Treat, Cerebral Palsy, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
5 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas E. Donahue, Nichole D. Podgurski of Donahue & Horrow LLP
Case:J.B., Pro Ami v. Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center
Type:Birth Injury, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
5 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Philip Michels of Law Offices of Michels & Lew
Case:Estate of Chen v. TA, M.D.
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Monitor, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
6
Amount:$975,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas E. Donahue, Nichole D. Podgurski, Donna M. Puyot Leung of Donahue & Horrow LLP
Case:D.S., Pro Ami v. Udeh, et al.
Type:Delayed Childbirth, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Failure to Monitor, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort
7
Amount:$950,000.00
Attorneys:Kelly W. Winter , Amy Fisch Solomon, David N. Bigelow of Girardi | Keese
Case:Estate of Rusin v. Regents of The University of California
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
8
Amount:$887,806.00
Attorneys:Daniel M. Hodes of Hodes Milman, LLP
Case:Estate of Patient v. Primary Care Physician
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
9
Amount:$800,000.00
Attorneys:Richard A. Cohn of Aitken Aitken Cohn
Case:Estate of Pardo v. San Marco Medical Group Inc.
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
10
Amount:$750,000.00
Attorneys:Derek S. Raynes, Jeffrey S. Raynes of Raynes Erickson
Case:Estate of Sapalicio v. County of San Bernardino
Type:Delayed Treatment, Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
11
Amount:$625,000.00
Attorneys:Jennifer R. Johnson of Law Office of Jennifer R. Johnson; Daniel M. Hodes of Hodes Milman, LLP
Case:Estate of Patient v. Hospital, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Surgical Error, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
12
Amount:$475,000.00
Attorneys:Carl A. McMahan, Mark J. Habeeb of McMahan Law, PC; Marshall Silberberg of The Law Office of Marshall Silberberg
Case:Estate of Moog v. Loma Linda University Health
Type:Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
13
Amount:$450,000.00
Attorneys:Joseph F. Fighera, Kimberly A. Valentine, Jennifer L. Turner of Valentine Law Group; Casey Johnson of Aitken Aitken Cohn
Case:Jenkins v. Ramona Rehabilitation and Post Acute Care Inc., et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Medication Error, Elder Abuse, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
14
Amount:$448,000.00
Attorneys:Andrew R. Chivinski of Chivinski Law Firm
Case:Mckeon v. San Diego Retina Associates, et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
15
Amount:$400,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel M. Hodes of Hodes Milman, LLP; Benjamin D. Petiprin of Spreter | Petiprin
Case:Doe Plaintiff v. Roe Hospital, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
16
Amount:$375,000.00
Attorneys:Neil M. Howard of Law Office of Neil M. Howard
Case:Estate of Loeza v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
17
Amount:$300,000.00
Attorneys:Nathaniel J. Friedman, Barton A. Friedman of Law Offices of Nathaniel J. Friedman, PC
Case:R.C., Pro Ami v. Guha, et al.
Type:Birth Injury, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Emotional Distress, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Erb's Palsy, Negligent Tort
18
Amount:$250,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey A. Milman, Benjamin T. Ikuta of Hodes Milman, LLP
Case:Zarandy v. The Regents of the University of California
Type:Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Inform, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
19
Amount:$200,000.00
Attorneys:Kenneth H. Stone of The Stone Law Group (CA); Gary S. Plavnick of Law Office of Gary S. Plavnick
Case:B.N., Pro Ami v. Parker, et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort
20
Amount:$190,000.00
Attorneys:Christopher A. Villasenor of Law Offices of Christopher A. Villasenor, APC
Case:J.A.G., Pro Ami, v. Sharp Memorial Hospital, et al.
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior

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