Top 20 Product Liability Verdicts in the United States in 2019

Top 20 Product Liability Verdicts in the United States in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 product liability verdicts obtained in the United States in the year 2019. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried in one of the Nation's state or federal courts.

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1
Amount:$8,000,000,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas R. Kline of Kline & Specter, P.C.; Jason A. Itkin of Arnold & Itkin, LLP; Stephen A. Sheller of Sheller, PC
Case:Murray v. Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Type:Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Pharmacy Malpractice, Product Liability, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Defective Drug
State:Pennsylvania
2
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
State:California
3
Amount:$325,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jerome H. Block, Alexandria Awad, John P. Guinan of Levy Konigsberg LLP; Christian H. Hartley, Suzanne Ratcliffe of Maune, Raichle, Hartley, French and Mudd, LLC
Case:Olson v. Brenntag North America Inc., et al.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Talc Exposure, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State:New York
4
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
State:Florida
5
Amount:$151,791,000.00
Attorneys:J. Greg Allen, Kendall Dunson, LaBarron N. Boone of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.; William J. Gamble of Gamble Gamble Calame & Jones, LLC
Case:Smith v. Ford Motor Co., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident, Paralysis Injury, Design Defect
State:Alabama
6
Amount:$123,634,686.00
Attorneys:Garth L. Jones, Karen Koehler, Andrew Ackley of Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore; Bethany Mito Lee, Risa D. Woo, D. Sho Ly, Nelson Lee of Lee & Lee, PS
Case:Dinh Group v. Ride The Ducks International, LLC, et al.
Type:Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Defective Product, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Catastrophic Injury
State:Washington
7
Amount:$120,000,000.00
Attorneys:Braden R. Lepisto, Tracie L. Palmer, Elia Robertson of Kline & Specter, P.C.
Case:McFarland v. Ethicon Women’s Health and Urology, et al.
Type:Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Defective Medical Device, Strict Liability
State:Pennsylvania
8
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
State:California
9
Amount:$80,025,000.00
Attorneys:Lee B. Balefsky, Michelle L. Tiger of Kline & Specter, P.C.
Case:Mesigian v. Ethicon Inc., et al.
Type:Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Defective Medical Device, Pelvic Mesh Complications, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Design Defect
State:Pennsylvania
10
Amount:$70,102,000.00
Attorneys:Marc P. Kunen, Jose L. Becerra of The Ferraro Law Firm, P.A.
Case:Thornton v. GEA Mechanical Equipment US Inc.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort
State:Florida
11
Amount:$63,419,988.00
Attorneys:Duane C. Miller of Miller, Axline & Sawyer
Case:City of Atwater v. Shell Oil Co., et al.
Type:Failure to Warn, Pollution, Product Liability, Nuisance, Defective Product, Environmental Protection, Clean Water Act, Trespass, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State:California
12
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
State:Florida
13
Amount:$42,000,000.00
Attorneys:Randi McGinn, Michael Sievers of McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry, PA
Case:Hein v. Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Product Liability, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Design Defect
State:New Mexico
14
Amount:$41,000,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas R. Kline, Lee B. Balefsky, Michelle L. Tiger of Kline & Specter, P.C.
Case:Emmet v. Ethicon Women’s Health & Urology, et al.
Type:Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Defective Medical Device, Pelvic Mesh Complications, Negligent Tort, Design Defect
State:Pennsylvania
15
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
State:California
16
Amount:$37,615,818.00
Attorneys:James L. Mitchell of PayneMitchell Law Group; Charla G. Aldous, Brent Walker of Aldous \ Walker LLP
Case:Milburn v. American Honda Motor Company Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Truck Accident, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Catastrophic Injury, Quadriplegia
State:Texas
17
Amount:$37,300,000.00
Attorneys:Moshe Maimon of Levy Konigsberg LLP; Christopher J. Panatier of Simon Greenstone Panatier, PC; Christopher M. Placitella of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C.
Case:Barden, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Talc Exposure, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State:New Jersey
18
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
State:Florida
19
Amount:$36,240,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory L. Gowan, Luis Alberto Elizondo of Gowan Elizondo LLP; Douglas A. Allison of Law Office of Douglas Allison
Case:Enriquez, et al. v. Lasko Products, Inc, et al.
Type:Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Burn Injury, Defective Product, Strict Liability, Smoke Inhalation, Fire Damage
State:Texas
20
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
State:California

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