Top 50 Verdicts in Illinois in 2019

Top 50 Verdicts in Illinois in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 plaintiff jury verdicts* obtained in Illinois in the year 2019. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts of Illinois.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 50 Verdicts in Illinois in 2019) you have also made the list of Top 100 Verdicts in Illinois in 2019.

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1
Amount:$100,673,368.00
Attorneys:Robert A. Clifford, Bradley M. Cosgrove, Keith A. Hebeisen, Charles R. Haskins, Sarah F. King of Clifford Law Offices, P.C.
Case:G.S. v. Walker, et al.
Type:Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth, Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Inform, Failure to Report, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort
2
Amount:$95,477,464.00
Attorneys:Joseph A. Power Jr., James I. Power of Power Rogers LLP
Case:Montagano v. Leading Edge Group Inc., et al.
Type:Falling Object, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Failure to Train, Crane Accident, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Amputation
3
Amount:$23,594,000.00
Attorneys:Jack M. Beam, Matthew M. Patterson of Beam Legal Team LLC
Case:A.W. v. Presence St. Joseph Hospital - Chicago
Type:Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Negligent Hiring, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Negligent Retention
4
Amount:$21,337,419.00
Attorneys:Antonio M. Romanucci, Martin D. Gould, Nicolette A. Ward, Bhavani Raveendran of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC
Case:Carreon v. City of Chicago, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
5
Amount:$18,600,000.00
Attorneys:Christopher M. Norem, Cole H. Munvez of Parente & Norem, PC
Case:Estate of Volkov v. C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
6
Amount:$18,015,053.00
Attorneys:Kara E. F. Cenar, Courtney A. Adair, John E. Petite of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale
Case:GC2 Inc. v. International Game Tech. PLC, et al.
Type:Copyright Infringement, Intellectual Property Infringement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
7
Amount:$13,185,000.00
Attorneys:George T. Brugess, Miguel A. Ruiz of Cogan & Power, P.C.
Case:Mata v. CSX Trans. Inc.
Type:Personal Injury, Railroad Accident, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, FELA, Negligent Tort
8
Amount:$13,003,024.00
Attorneys:George G. Argionis of Argionis & Associates L.L.C.
Case:Andrades v. Menard, Inc., et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Truck Accident, Forklift Accident, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Single-Vehicle Accident
9
Amount:$10,800,000.00
Attorneys:Michael F. Sullivan of Sukhman Yagoda
Case:Estate of Ciolek v. Advocate Health and Hospitals Corp.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Failure to Train, Premature Discharge, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
10
Amount:$10,050,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel F. Konicek of Konicek & Dillon, P.C.
Case:Obremski v. Advocate Health & Hosp., et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
11
Amount:$9,471,743.00
Attorneys:Timothy E. Grochocinski, Aaron R. Purser of Innovalaw P.C.
Case:Rehco, LLC v. Spin Master, Ltd.
Type:Breach of Contract, Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
12
Amount:$8,125,000.00
Attorneys:John J. Perconti of Levin & Perconti
Case:Estate of Wright v. Blakley, et al.
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Inform, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
13
Amount:$7,348,517.00
Attorneys:Edward R. Moor of Moor Law Office
Case:Advanced Iron Works, inc. v. Contegra Constr. Co., LLC, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Defamation, Fraud, Misrepresentation, Conversion, Replevin, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation, Trespass, Slander
14
Amount:$7,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey K. Kroll, Ava Gehringer of Kaveny + Kroll L.L.C.
Case:Estate of Murray v. Radu, et al.
Type:Bicycle Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Single-Vehicle Accident
15
Amount:$6,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jay P. Deratany, Michael A. Kosner, Megan K. O’Connor of Deratany & Kosner
Case:Estate of Myers v. Advocate Health and Hospitals Corp.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Premature Discharge, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
16
Amount:$5,750,000.00
Attorneys:Ian M. Barney of Barney & Hourihane L.L.P.; Jason E. Hammond of Hammond Law L.L.C.; Timothy J. Fiscella of Law Office of Timothy J. Fiscella
Case:Jackson v. City of Chicago
Type:Conspiracy, Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process, Emotional Distress, Police Misconduct, Spoliation of Evidence, False Evidence, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
17
Amount:$5,097,194.00
Attorneys:Irene K. Dymkar, Shamoyita M. DasGupta of Law Offices of Irene K. Dymkar; Torreya L. Hamilton, Kevin T. Turkcan of Hamilton Law Office, LLC
Case:Smith v. City of Chicago
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
18
Amount:$5,005,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey J. Tallis of Faklis, Tallis & Mead
Case:Torres v. Snitovsky, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
19
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Rodger K. Carreyn, Christopher G. Hanewicz, Gabrielle E. Bina, Douglas L. Sawyer of Perkins Coie LLP
Case:Riddell Inc. v. Kranos Corp.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
20
Amount:$4,800,000.00
Attorneys:Benjamin A. Crane, Ervin B. Nevitt of Coplan & Crane Ltd.; Steven A. Greenberg of Greenberg Trial Lawyers
Case:Howell-Darby v. Kates’ Detective & Sec. Svcs. Agency and Special Events Svcs., Inc.
Type:Assault & Battery, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
21
Amount:$4,232,688.00
Attorneys:Robert J. Glenn of Costello, McMahon, Burke & Murphy Ltd.
Case:Schaller v. Arlington Park Racecourse, LLC
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Electrical Injury, Negligent Tort
22
Amount:$4,050,000.00
Attorneys:Jonathan I. Loevy, Julie M. Goodwin, Danielle Hamilton of Loevy & Loevy
Case:Kuri v. Folino, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Malicious Prosecution, Wrongful Conviction, Intentional Tort, Police Misconduct, Spoliation of Evidence, False Evidence
23
Amount:$4,000,000.00
Attorneys:Stephanie K. Nathanson, Michael T. Peterson of Law Offices of Stephanie K. Nathanson
Case:Estate of Mazgay v. Shaikh-Abbasi, et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
24
Amount:$3,775,000.00
Attorneys:Lloyd P. Mullen of Mullen & Associates P.C.
Case:McDade v. YRC Worldwide Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
25
Amount:$3,582,000.00
Attorneys:Nicholas Heath Wooten, Ross M. Zambon, Mohammed O. Badwan of Atlas Consumer Law
Case:Saccameno v. Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC
Type:Breach of Contract, Consumer Fraud, Fraud, Unfair Business Practices, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, FDCPA Violation, Commercial Litigation, Debt Collection
26
Amount:$3,500,000.00
Attorneys:David A. Axelrod, Mav D. Marion of David A. Axelrod & Associates, PC
Case:Estate of Kutik v. Aletich
Type:Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Surgical Error, Failure to Inform, Erroneous Treatment, Negligent Tort
27
Amount:$3,316,443.00
Attorneys:Timothy J. Coffey of The Coffey Law Office P.C.
Case:Jankowski v. Dean Foods Co., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
28 (tie)
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:David C. Wise, David J. Rashid of Wise Morrissey, LLC
Case:Estate of Gerontakis v. Luthringshausen, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Surgical Error, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
28 (tie)
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Michael P. Mazza, Lynn D. Moffa, Paul R. Hale, Dana L. Drexler Alvarado of Michael P. Mazza L.L.C.; Shawn M. Collins, Robert L. Dawidiuk, Jeffrey M. Cisowski of The Collins Law Firm PC
Case:Oil-Dri Corp. v. Nestle Purina Petcare Co.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
28 (tie)
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:John Joseph Budin of Budin Law Offices
Case:Mejdrich v. McDonald, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligence in Employment, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
28 (tie)
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:James E. Coogan of Dwyer & Coogan P.C.
Case:Estate of Crayton v. University of Chicago Medical Center., et al.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Surgical Error, Medication Error, Premature Discharge, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
29
Amount:$2,600,000.00
Attorneys:David R. Barry, Jr., Michael D. Ditore of Corboy & Demetrio, PC
Case:Ivory v. Gourineni, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Unnecessary Surgery, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
30
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Katherine A. Cardenas, Khalid Hasan of Lucas and Cardenas P.C.
Case:Doe 1 v. Cicero School District 99
Type:Sexual Abuse, Negligent Hiring, Emotional Distress, Child Abuse, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
31
Amount:$2,130,000.00
Attorneys:Shelly B. Kulwin, Jeffrey R. Kulwin of Kulwin, Masciopinto & Kulwin, L.L.P.
Case:Marler v. Wulf, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Fraud, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
32 (tie)
Amount:$1,700,000.00
Attorneys:Sharon L. Heath, Timothy W. Heath of Heath & Heath P.C.; R. Mark Maritote of Law Offices of R. Mark Maritote
Case:Bynes v. Yockey, et al.
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
32 (tie)
Amount:$1,700,000.00
Attorneys:Haytham Faraj of Law Offices of Haytham Faraj PLLC; Robert J. Mandell of The Mandell Law Firm
Case:Brailsford v. Roach
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
33
Amount:$1,688,000.00
Attorneys:Patricia Gifford, Jordan A. Butler of Spiros Law, P.C.
Case:Heathcoat, et al. v. Lonny J. Lannert, D.C.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Erroneous Treatment, Negligent Tort, Chiropractor Malpractice
34 (tie)
Amount:$1,600,000.00
Attorneys:Craig W. Church of Hoey & Farina, P.C.
Case:Blake v. Union Pac. R.R., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Negligent Tort
34 (tie)
Amount:$1,600,000.00
Attorneys:Marc E. McCallister of McCallister Law Group L.L.C.
Case:Estate of Lagesse v. Franciscan St. James Health-Chicago, et al.
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Negligent Supervision, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Fall, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
35
Amount:$1,100,000.00
Attorneys:Jay H. Janssen, Patrick S. O’Shaughnessy of Janssen Law Center
Case:Foster v. Singh, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Work Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
36
Amount:$900,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel M. Breen of Breen Goril Law
Case:Pierros v. Sitaras
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
37
Amount:$825,000.00
Attorneys:Brion W. Doherty of Motherway & Napleton LLP
Case:Fuller v. Darling-Poelinitz
Type:Bicycle Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
38
Amount:$750,000.00
Attorneys:Edward M. Fox of Ed Fox & Associates
Case:Tucker v. City of Chicago, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Government Negligence, Malicious Prosecution, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Misconduct, False Evidence, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
39
Amount:$675,000.00
Attorneys:William T. Belmonte of Marquardt & Belmonte P.C.; Michael S. Cetina of Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered
Case:Estate of Burke v. Amankwaah, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Unlicensed Activity, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
40
Amount:$600,000.00
Attorneys:Richard C. Sklare of Sklare Law Group Ltd.
Case:Easley v. Marvel, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
41
Amount:$588,922.00
Attorneys:Michael A. Silverman of Horwitz, Horwitz and Associates Ltd.
Case:Rontos v. Salgado-Galicia, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Single-Vehicle Accident
42
Amount:$588,788.00
Attorneys:Michael S. Cetina of Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered
Case:Estate of Coda v. Providence Operations, LLC
Type:Negligent Supervision, Nursing Home Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Fall, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort
43
Amount:$580,000.00
Attorneys:David R. Centracchio of Gordon & Centracchio LLC
Case:Stepanek v. Rumsa
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
44
Amount:$578,525.00
Attorneys:Richard L. Pullano, Mathew T. Siporin of Pullano Law Offices
Case:Shepherd v. Splash 185, Inc., et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
45 (tie)
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:Lisa M. Ciharan of Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen Ltd.
Case:Milem v. PC State, LLC
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
45 (tie)
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:Joseph R. Curcio of Curcio Law Offices
Case:Kuzas v. Retina Assoc., Ltd., et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Inform, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
46
Amount:$493,791.00
Attorneys:Scott Barber (IL) of Barber Law Offices LLC (IL)
Case:Garcia-Morales v. The City of Chicago
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip & Fall, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
47
Amount:$456,867.00
Attorneys:David B. Nemeroff of Nemeroff Law Offices
Case:Skinner v. Chicago Transit Auth., et al.
Type:Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
48
Amount:$450,000.00
Attorneys:Paul G. Juettner, Justin R. Gaudio, RiKaleigh C. Johnson of Greer, Burns & Crain Ltd.
Case:Deckers Outdoor Corp. v. Australian Leather PTY, et al.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Intentional Tort, Trademark Infringement, Commercial Litigation
49
Amount:$410,000.00
Attorneys:Gerald J. Bekkerman, James P. Lynch of Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC
Case:Kaiser v. MB Real Estate Services
Type:Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Brain Injury, Fall, Negligent Tort
50
Amount:$375,000.00
Attorneys:George T. Brugess of Cogan & Power, P.C.
Case:Drennan v. Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Co.
Type:Personal Injury, Railroad Accident, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, FELA, Negligent Tort

* This and other lists of plaintiff jury verdicts, in our publication, may occasionally include a small number of counter- and/or cross-plaintiff verdicts.

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