Top 20 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019

Top 20 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 personal injury verdicts obtained in California in the year 2019. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts of California.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019) you have also made the list of Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019.

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 submit it to us today.

1
Amount:$2,055,000,000.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Miller, Curtis G. Hoke, David J. Dickens, Jeffrey Travers, Nancy Guy Armstrong Miller of The Miller Firm, LLC; R. Brent Wisner, Michael L. Baum, Pedram Esfandiary of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC; Mark Burton of Audet & Partners, LLP; Steven J. Brady of Brady Law Group
Case:Pilliod v. Monsanto Co.
Type:Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
2
Amount:$113,402,626.00
Attorneys:Steven R. Vartazarian, Matthew J. Whibley of The Vartazarian Law Firm, APC
Case:N.R., Pro Ami v. County of San Bernardino Children and Family Services
Type:Assault & Battery, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Intentional Tort, Children's Rights, Child Abuse, Failure to Protect, Negligent Tort, Child Protection
3
Amount:$80,267,634.00
Attorneys:Aimee H. Wagstaff, David J. Wool, Kathryn M. Forgie of Andrus Wagstaff PC; Lori E. Andrus of Andrus Anderson LLP
Case:Hardeman v. Monsanto Company
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
4
Amount:$70,578,289.00
Attorneys:Joseph H. Low IV of The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV; Daniel Rodriguez, Chantal A. Trujillo, Danay Gonzalez of Rodriguez & Associates
Case:Cuevas v. Rai Transport Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
5
Amount:$40,137,769.00
Attorneys:David C. Greenstone, Stuart J. Purdy, Marissa Langhoff, Lisa M. Barley of Simon Greenstone Panatier, PC
Case:Cabibi v. Johnson & Johnson, et al.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Talc Exposure, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
6
Amount:$34,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jennifer L. Alesio, Daniel P. Blouin, John Richardson, Paul C. Cook, Deborah R. Rosenthal, Benjamin D. Goldstein of Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC
Case:Putt v. Ford Motor Company
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
7
Amount:$29,400,000.00
Attorneys:Denyse F. Clancy, Joseph D. Satterley, Ted W. Pelletier, Mark A. Swanson of Kazan, McClain, Satterly & Greenwood
Case:Leavitt v. Johnson & Johnson, et al.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Fraudulent Concealment, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Talc Exposure, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
8
Amount:$28,435,964.00
Attorneys:Peter C. Beirne, Nectaria Belantis, Bryon P. Josselyn, Joshua S. Paul of The Paul Law Firm
Case:Webb v. General Cable Corp.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
9
Amount:$26,619,000.00
Attorneys:Peter C. Beirne, Nectaria Belantis, Bryon P. Josselyn, Joshua S. Paul of The Paul Law Firm
Case:Phipps v. Copeland Corp. LLC
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
10
Amount:$25,000,000.00
Attorneys:Benno B. Ashrafi, Venus Burns, Leonard Sandoval, Josiah Parker, Tyler R. Stock of Weitz & Luxenberg
Case:Sabetian v. Brand Insulations Inc., et al.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
11
Amount:$21,496,420.00
Attorneys:Andrew P. Owen, Brian J. Panish, Matthew J. Stumpf of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Rada v. Hardin Irvine Automotive Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Catastrophic Injury
12
Amount:$17,270,000.00
Attorneys:Patrick M. Ardis, Kip E. Whittemore of Wolff Ardis, P.C.; Todd F. Nevell, Daniel G. Sheldon, Abaigeal A. Loving of Scolinos, Sheldon & Nevell
Case:Romo v. Hyundai Motor America, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
13
Amount:$12,617,674.00
Attorneys:Robert F. Vaage, Elizabeth H. Teixeira of Law Offices of Robert Vaage
Case:Collins v. County of San Diego, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Fall, False Arrest, Denial of Medical Care, Prison Negligence, Inadequate Care, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
14
Amount:$12,003,006.00
Attorneys:Denyse F. Clancy, Andrea Huston, Joseph D. Satterley, Mark A. Swanson, Ian A. Rivamonte, Michael T. Stewart of Kazan, McClain, Satterly & Greenwood
Case:Schmitz v. Johnson & Johnson, et al.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Fraudulent Concealment, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation, Mesothelioma, Strict Liability
15
Amount:$11,061,472.00
Attorneys:Joseph H. Low IV of The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV; Simon P. Etehad of Etehad Law APC; Diana S. Diskin, Gary A. Dordick of Dordick Law Corporation
Case:McPhoy v. Mendez Ramirez
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
16
Amount:$11,041,719.00
Attorneys:Olivier A. Taillieu, Maura Taillieu of The Dominguez Firm
Case:Esparza, et al., v. Win Distribution, Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
17
Amount:$10,172,391.00
Attorneys:John N. Demas, Tim S. Spangler of Demas Law Group, P.C.
Case:Korsmo v. Ashby, et al.
Type:Bicycle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
18
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel Rodriguez, Chantal A. Trujillo, Danay Gonzalez of Rodriguez & Associates
Case:A.G. v. Lamont School District, et al.
Type:Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, School Safety, Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Negligent Tort
19
Amount:$8,500,000.00
Attorneys:Scott E. Spell of Law Office of Scott E. Spell; Michelle Iarusso of Iarusso & Dagher; John S. Levitt of Soltman, Levitt, Flaherty & Wattles LLP; Thomas M. Dempsey of Law Offices of Thomas M. Dempsey
Case:Hatcher, et al. v. Powel, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Contractor Negligence, Gross Negligence, DUI, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
20
Amount:$7,680,460.00
Attorneys:Gibbs C. Henderson, Gary M. Paul, Erin M. Wood of Waters, Kraus & Paul
Case:Kline v. Zimmer Inc.
Type:Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Defective Medical Device, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Design Defect

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