Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019

Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 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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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:$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
17
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
18
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
19
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
20
Amount:$7,150,000.00
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:Powell v. AT&T Corp.
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Gross Negligence, DUI, Negligent Tort
21
Amount:$6,480,495.00
Attorneys:John H. Gomez, Jessica T. Sizemore, Kayla N. Lynk of Gomez Trial Attorneys
Case:H.D., Pro Ami v. Omni La Costa Resort & Spa L.L.C.
Type:Personal Injury, Burn Injury, Negligent Training, Restaurant Negligence, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
22
Amount:$6,206,945.00
Attorneys:Ricardo Echeverria, Charles Mayr of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP; Mike F. O'Brien of Law Offices of Mike F. O'Brien
Case:Dotson v. Aacres, LLC
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Breach of Duty of Care, Negligent Training, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Single-Vehicle Accident, Catastrophic Injury
23
Amount:$6,180,000.00
Attorneys:Steven D. Archer, Paul R. Kiesel, D. Bryan Garcia of Kiesel Law LLP; Hamilton E. Arendsen, Joseph C. Cane, Jr. of Arendsen Cane Molnar LLP
Case:Hazard v. Vehicle Effects, et al.
Type:Breach of Warranty, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Single-Vehicle Accident, Faulty Workmanship
24
Amount:$6,126,000.00
Attorneys:Kevin R. Boyle, Andrew P. Owen, Brian J. Panish, Matthew J. Stumpf of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:HSU v. R & P Food Processing Inc. et al.
Type:Car Accident, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Negligent Retention
25
Amount:$6,103,822.00
Attorneys:Todd S. Bissell, Travis Bissell of Bissell Law Corporation
Case:Sheley v. California Highway Patrol
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
26
Amount:$5,750,000.00
Attorneys:Kyle J. Scott of Kyle Scott Law, PLC; Keith J. Bruno of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP
Case:K.R., Pro Ami v. Long Beach Unified School District, et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, School Safety, Trip & Fall, Brain Injury, Denial of Medical Care, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
27
Amount:$5,661,173.00
Attorneys:Brett J. Schreiber of Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire; Ilan Heimanson of Heimanson & Wolf, LLP
Case:Collins v. Barragan, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Head-on Collision, Negligent Tort
28
Amount:$5,447,664.00
Attorneys:Joel Krissman of Krissman & Silver LLP
Case:Peterson v. City of Long Beach
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Negligent Tort, Admiralty Law, Jones Act, Maritime Injury
29
Amount:$5,352,493.00
Attorneys:Quinton B. Cutlip, Christopher B. Dolan, Megan R. Irish, Dianna L. Albini of Dolan Law Firm PC
Case:Castro v. Edwards, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Brain Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
30
Amount:$5,332,215.00
Attorneys:H. Gavin Long of Bisnar Chase, LLP; Reza Torkzadeh of The Torkzadeh Law Firm
Case:Diaz v. Gau
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
31
Amount:$5,310,021.00
Attorneys:S. Edmond El Dabe, Jonathan M. Ritter of Eldabe | Ritter Trial Lawyers
Case:Shui v. B.R. & Sons, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Training, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Single-Vehicle Accident
32
Amount:$4,532,436.00
Attorneys:James R. Murphy, Jr., John D. Barron of James R. Murphy, A Law Corporation
Case:Williams v. Rivera, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Work Accident, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
33
Amount:$3,800,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel Rodriguez, Chantal A. Trujillo, Danay Gonzalez of Rodriguez & Associates; John A. Tello of Law Office of John Tello
Case:Cleveland v. Taft Union High School District
Type:Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, School Safety, Negligent Security, Gunshot Wound, Negligent Tort
34 (tie)
Amount:$3,500,000.00
Attorneys:Jamil L. White, Andrey Yurtsan of Louis White PC
Case:Nicholls v. Eskaton Properties, Inc., et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip & Fall, Negligent Tort
34 (tie)
Amount:$3,500,000.00
Attorneys:Reza Torkzadeh, Shelly Raiszadeh of The Torkzadeh Law Firm; Torsten Bassell, Nicole H. Lari-Joni of Lari-Joni & Bassell, LLP
Case:Townsend v. Olivo
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
35
Amount:$3,490,346.00
Attorneys:Eric J. Dubin of Dubin Law Firm; Annee Della Donna of Law Offices of Annee Della Donna
Case:Tanoos v. Tarzana Treatment Centers Inc.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort
36
Amount:$3,464,288.00
Attorneys:Raymond D. McElfish of McElfish Law Firm; Sandeep G. Agarwal, Bob B. Khakshooy of Law Offices of Bob B. Khakshooy (California Attorney Group)
Case:Qaadir v. Figueroa and Pacifica Trucking
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
37
Amount:$3,375,205.00
Attorneys:Bobby Saadian, Colin M. Jones, Daniel B. Miller of Wilshire Law Firm; Jesse B. Chrisp of Law Offices of J. Chrisp
Case:Orrin v. Sundaralingam
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
38
Amount:$3,328,842.00
Attorneys:Joseph H. Low IV of The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV; Alaa A. Yasin of Dordick Law Corporation
Case:Bibbie v. A-Quality Transport LLC, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
39
Amount:$3,223,949.00
Attorneys:Caspar Jivalagian, Aaron S. Turchin of KJT Law Group, LLP
Case:Libaryan v. Aero Port Services Inc.
Type:Business Liability, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Fall, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
40
Amount:$3,000,429.00
Attorneys:Benno B. Ashrafi, Venus Burns, Michael T. Reid of Weitz & Luxenberg
Case:Groves v. D.W. Nicholson Corp.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
41
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Darren M. Harris of Harris Grombchevsky LLP
Case:Schroeder v. Police Officer Parcher, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
42
Amount:$2,988,860.00
Attorneys:Eric V. Traut of Traut Firm; Daniel S. Robinson of Robinson Calcagnie Inc.
Case:Gough v. Belcher
Type:Personal Injury, Work Accident, Negligent Tort
43
Amount:$2,759,166.00
Attorneys:Greyson M. Goody, Brandon J. Simon, Robert T. Simon, Siannah Collado Boutte of The Simon Law Group, LLP; Timothy R. Vrastil of Bish Law; Raquel Cruz, Jeffrey R. Billings of Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, Inc.
Case:Garcia v. Rowe
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
44
Amount:$2,726,574.00
Attorneys:Victoria J. Lazar, Jeremiah A. Lowe of Gomez Trial Attorneys
Case:Mandujano v. Johnston
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
45
Amount:$2,681,235.00
Attorneys:Bruce M. Bunch of Law Offices Of Bruce M. Bunch; William C. Saacke of The Saacke Law Group
Case:Sunstedt v. Nazarian
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Negligent Tort
46
Amount:$2,600,000.00
Attorneys:Taylor Rayfield, Geoffrey S. Wells, Tobin M. Lanzetta of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP
Case:Flores v. ConvergeOne, Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Head-on Collision, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
47
Amount:$2,430,615.00
Attorneys:Olivier A. Taillieu, Judd R. Allen, Jennifer R. Bagosy , Alex M. Valenzuela , Matthew K. Joy of The Dominguez Firm
Case:Galvez v. Firchow
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, DUI, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
48
Amount:$2,300,000.00
Attorneys:Niall P. McCarthy of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP
Case:Reynolds v. Pintarelli, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Negligent Tort
49
Amount:$2,149,016.00
Attorneys:Daniel A. Spitzer, David B. Leichenger of Levitt, Leichenger & Aberle
Case:Delapaz v. Nelson
Type:Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort
50
Amount:$2,082,500.00
Attorneys:Brian J. Breiter, Chance J. Pardon of Law Offices of Brian J. Breiter
Case:Bliss v. Mazda Motor of America, Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior

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