Top 40 Wrongful Death Verdicts in Florida in 2019

Top 40 Wrongful Death Verdicts in Florida in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 40 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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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
21
Amount:$6,424,000.00
Attorneys:Gordon Lea, Julia M. Ingle of Lubell Rosen, LLC
Case:Estate of Sozomentou v. Arfaras, et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
22
Amount:$6,000,000.00
Attorneys:Scott M. Fischer, Robert E. Gordon of Gordon & Partners, P.A.
Case:Estate of Menard v. Port St. Lucie Retirement Investors L.L.C.
Type:Nursing Home Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Elder Abuse, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
23
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Ricardo M. Martinez-Cid, Lea P. Bucciero of Podhurst Orseck, LLP
Case:Estate of Johnson v. Continental Motors Inc.
Type:Aviation Accident, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
24
Amount:$4,834,390.00
Attorneys:Todd J. Michaels, Michael A. Haggard of Haggard Law Firm, P.A.; Philip D. Parrish of Philip D. Parrish, PA
Case:Estate of Puchalski v. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Failure to Monitor, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Admiralty Law, Failure to Test
25
Amount:$4,783,748.00
Attorneys:Christopher L. Marlowe, James C. Blecke, Michael A. Haggard of Haggard Law Firm, P.A.
Case:Estate of Oliver v. Pride of St. Lucie Lodge 1189 Inc.
Type:Assault & Battery, Dangerous Condition, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Security, Gunshot Wound, Negligent Tort
26
Amount:$3,750,000.00
Attorneys:James W. Gustafson, Jr. of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley; John Hutchins Pinder, IV ("Hutch") of The Whittemore Law Group, PA
Case:Estate of Durrance v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Strict Liability
27
Amount:$3,019,200.00
Attorneys:Thomas E. Caldwell of Morgan & Morgan, PA
Case:Estate of Palmer v. Weller
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Property Damage, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
28
Amount:$2,551,736.00
Attorneys:Rodney S. Margol of Margol & Margol, P.A.
Case:Estate of Renfroe v. Venus
Type:Medical Malpractice, Negligent Supervision, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort
29
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Eric S. Rosen, Kimberly L. Wald, Josiah D. Graham, Linda A. Alley of Kelley Uustal Trial Attorneys
Case:Estate of Holliman v. Philip Morris USA Inc.
Type:Conspiracy, Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Strict Liability
30
Amount:$2,059,274.00
Attorneys:Esther Zaretsky, Abraham “Max” Zaretsky of Zaretsky Law Group
Case:Estate of Llera v. JV Clubs, Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Dram Shop Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Single-Vehicle Accident
31
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:James D. Clark, C. Todd Alley, G. Katherine Chambers, Donald G. Greiwe "Don" of Alley Clark & Greiwe; Brent R. Bigger of Paul Knopf Bigger; Eric D. Roslansky of The Ruth Law Team; George A. Vaka, Kurt J. Rosales, Richard N. Asfar of Vaka Law Group
Case:Estate of Kelley v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al.
Type:Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Strict Liability
32
Amount:$1,350,000.00
Attorneys:Justin R. Parafinczuk, Austin Carr of Parafinczuk Wolf Susen
Case:Del Real v. Philip Morris USA Inc.
Type:Conspiracy, Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Strict Liability
33
Amount:$1,288,152.00
Attorneys:William H. (Bill) Ogle of Ogle Law, LLC
Case:Quackenbush v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Strict Liability
34 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Philip Freidin, Lyda M. Torres, Gabriel Mazzitelli of Freidin Brown, P.A.; Douglas F. Eaton of Eaton & Wolk PL; Richard J. Diaz of Richard J. Diaz PA
Case:Estate of Moore v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Conspiracy, Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Strict Liability
34 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:James W. Gustafson, Jr., Cameron M. Kennedy of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley; David J. Sales of David J. Sales, PA
Case:Gafney v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al.
Type:Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Strict Liability
35
Amount:$300,000.00
Attorneys:David H. Charlip of Charlip Law Group, LC; Ortavia D. Simon of Simon Law Group, P.A.
Case:Carr v. Berry, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Emotional Distress, Breach of Duty of Care, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
36
Amount:$200,000.00
Attorneys:Samuel W. Bearman of Law Office of Samuel W. Bearman L.C.; Jemison Mims of The Mims Law Firm L.C.
Case:Estate of Davis v. Jupiter Properties Inc.
Type:Negligent Supervision, Nursing Home Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Fall, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort

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