Top 20 Wrongful Death Verdicts in Florida in 2019

Top 20 Wrongful Death Verdicts in Florida in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 wrongful death verdicts obtained in Florida in the year 2019. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts of Florida.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Wrongful Death Verdicts in Florida in 2019) you have also made the list of Top 40 Wrongful Death Verdicts in Florida in 2019.

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1
Amount:$700,000,000.00
Attorneys:Scott W. Leeds, Channa Lloyd of The Cochran Firm
Case:Estate of Doty v. Rodriguez, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Conspiracy, Murder, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort
2
Amount:$495,123,680.00
Attorneys:John M. Phillips, Kirby Johnson of Law Offices of Phillips & Hunt
Case:Estate of McCoy v. Wade, et al.
Type:Murder, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
3
Amount:$157,445,439.00
Attorneys:Brittany C. Barron, Steven J. Hammer, Scott P. Schlesinger, Jonathan R. Gdanski of Schlesinger Law Offices, PA
Case:Estate of Caprio v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al.
Type:Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Strict Liability
4
Amount:$42,500,000.00
Attorneys:Stuart N. Ratzan, Stuart J. Weissman of Ratzan Weissman & Boldt; Edward H. Zebersky of Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP; John G. Crabtree of Crabtree & Auslander
Case:Estate of Gloger v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al.
Type:Conspiracy, Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Strict Liability
5
Amount:$37,005,500.00
Attorneys:Brittany C. Barron, Steven J. Hammer, Scott P. Schlesinger, Jonathan R. Gdanski of Schlesinger Law Offices, PA; Celene Humphries, Maegen Peek Luka, Thomas J. Seider of Brannock & Humphries
Case:Estate of Mahfuz v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al.
Type:Conspiracy, Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Strict Liability
6
Amount:$24,500,000.00
Attorneys:Todd J. Michaels of Haggard Law Firm, P.A.; Melissa Gunion, Daniel Harwin of Freedland Harwin Valori, PL
Case:Estate of Torres v. Gonzalez-Garcia, et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
7
Amount:$22,948,000.00
Attorneys:Wayne S. Koppel of Koppel & Associates P.A.
Case:Estate of Coolidge v. Teets
Type:Assault & Battery, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort
8
Amount:$19,009,802.00
Attorneys:Diego C. Asencio of Diego C. Asencio P.A.; Bradley S. Hartman of Bradley S. Hartman, P.A.
Case:Estate of Mohammed v. Morales
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, DUI, Negligent Tort
9
Amount:$16,426,488.00
Attorneys:Hyram Montero, Aron J. Gibson of Montero Law Center
Case:Estate of Menendez v. Mcinturff
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
10
Amount:$16,300,000.00
Attorneys:Joshua R. Gale of Wiggins Childs Pantazis Fisher Goldfarb, LLC; William H. (Bill) Ogle, Parama K. Liberman of Ogle Law, LLC
Case:Estate of Stucky v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Conspiracy, Failure to Warn, Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Failure to Disclose
11
Amount:$15,500,000.00
Attorneys:Dawn M. Vallejos-Nichols, Rod W. Smith of Avera & Smith, LLP; Joshua A. Whitman, Eric L. Leach of Milton, Leach, Whitman, D’Andrea and Eslinger, P.A.; Celene Humphries, Maegen Peek Luka, Thomas J. Seider of Brannock & Humphries
Case:Estate of Dixon v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Strict Liability
12
Amount:$15,000,000.00
Attorneys:Alan Goldfarb, David Charles Appleby of Alan Goldfarb, P.A.
Case:Estate of Hayes v. Hialeah Hospital Inc.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
13
Amount:$13,550,592.00
Attorneys:Steven D. Parker, Thomas S. Harmon (FL) of Harmon Parker, P.A.
Case:Estate of Hancock v. Nathe
Type:Bicycle Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
14
Amount:$13,000,000.00
Attorneys:Richard K. Slinkman of Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne, P.A.
Case:Estate of Anderson v. Estate of Adams
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
15
Amount:$10,600,000.00
Attorneys:Eric S. Rosen, Kimberly L. Wald, Maxwell H. Sawyer of Kelley Uustal Trial Attorneys
Case:Estate of Hamilton v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Conspiracy, Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Strict Liability
16
Amount:$10,026,616.00
Attorneys:Karen E. Terry, Jack P. Hill of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley; Roger N. Messer of Messer & Messer Law Offices
Case:Estate of Poindexter, et al. v. Zarcharzewski, et al.
Type:Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Head-on Collision, Negligent Tort
17
Amount:$10,006,867.00
Attorneys:Brittany C. Barron, Steven J. Hammer, Scott P. Schlesinger, Jonathan R. Gdanski , Cristina Sabbagh of Schlesinger Law Offices, PA; Celene Humphries, Thomas J. Seider of Brannock & Humphries
Case:Estate of Milinkovich v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al.
Type:Conspiracy, Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Strict Liability
18
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jonathan B. Harris of J.B. Harris, PA; Bard D. Rockenbach of Burlington & Rockenbach, P.A.; Carlos Santisteban, Jr. of Carlos Santisteban, Jr., P.A.; Robert D. Trammell of Robert D. Trammell, Attorney at Law
Case:Estate of Harris v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Conspiracy, Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
19
Amount:$8,977,788.00
Attorneys:Mark A. Avera of Avera & Smith, LLP
Case:Estate of Wiederhold v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Single-Vehicle Accident
20
Amount:$7,815,000.00
Attorneys:Keisha D. Rice, Patrick R. Frank of Frank & Rice, P.A.
Case:Estate of W.S. v. Brittany Knight, et al.
Type:Failure to Warn, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Breach of Duty of Care, Unlicensed Activity, Negligent Tort

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