Top 20 Wrongful Death Verdicts in the United States in 2019

Top 20 Wrongful Death Verdicts in the United States in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 wrongful death 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:$1,127,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey S. Weikum of Pagel Weikum Law Firm; Thomas A. Dickson of Dickson Law Office; Chad C. Nodland of Chad C. Nodland, P.C.
Case:Monson v. Morsette
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Head-on Collision, DUI, Negligent Tort
State:North Dakota
2
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
State:Florida
3
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
State:Florida
4
Amount:$280,065,000.00
Attorneys:Brandon Peak, Christopher B. McDaniel, Ramsey B. Prather, Joel O. Wooten of Butler Wooten & Peak LLP; LaRae D. Moore of Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford, PC
Case:Estate of Madere v. Greenwich Ins. Co., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Training, Negligent Entrustment, Head-on Collision, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Negligent Retention
State:Georgia
5
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
6
Amount:$125,000,000.00
Attorneys:Shaun P. O'Hara, Charles A. Gower, Miranda Brash of Charles A. Gower, P.C.
Case:Thornton v. Ralston GA LLC
Type:Dangerous Condition, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
State:Georgia
7
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
8
Amount:$60,000,000.00
Attorneys:Evan L. Ginsburg of Law Offices of Evan L. Ginsburg; William M. Paoli, Court B. Purdy of Paoli Purdy, LLP
Case:Johnson, et al. v. Town of Apple Valley
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:California
9
Amount:$52,000,000.00
Attorneys:N. John Bey, Stuart B. Bagley, Kevin A. James, Tifanie R. Owens of Bey & Associates, LLC
Case:Estate of Purdue v. Quick Stop and Deli Inc., et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Negligent Supervision, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Security, Failure to Maintain, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Negligent Tort, Negligent Retention
State:Georgia
10
Amount:$48,630,000.00
Attorneys:Ivy R. Gage, Danial O. Laird of The Gage Law Firm, PLLC
Case:Estate of Whitley-Murray v. Valley Health System L.L.C.
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Negligent Supervision, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
State:Nevada
11 (tie)
Amount:$42,500,000.00
Attorneys:Edward P. Dudensing of The Office of Ed Dudensing; Thomas G.C. McLaughlin of Law Office of Thomas G.C. McLaughlin; Jay P. Renneisen of Nursing Home & Elder Abuse Law Center
Case:Lovenstein, et al. v. Eskaton Fountainwood Lodge, et al.
Type:Fraud, Nursing Home Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Overmedication, Intentional Tort, Failure to Supervise, Elder Abuse, Failure to Train, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort
State:California
11 (tie)
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
12
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
13
Amount:$40,500,000.00
Attorneys:David E. Harris, Louie J. Cook of Sico Hoelscher Harris LLP; Briggs F. Cheney, Joshua Allison of Sheehan & Sheehan, P.A.
Case:Estate of Armijo v. Werner Enterprises, Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Negligent Entrustment, Head-on Collision, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Negligent Retention
State:New Mexico
14
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
15
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
16
Amount:$33,413,000.00
Attorneys:Ben C. Brodhead III, Ashley B. Fournet of Brodhead Law, LLC
Case:Estate of Mayfield v. Kennison
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State:Georgia
17
Amount:$32,144,972.00
Attorneys:Steve R. Romines, Lawrence I. Young of Romines, Weis & Young, PSC
Case:Estate of Garmon v. Jenkins, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Hiring, Head-on Collision, DUI, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Kentucky
18 (tie)
Amount:$30,000,000.00
Attorneys:Scott E. Boyer, Arash Homampour of The Homampour Law Firm, APLC; Hamed L. Yazdanpanah of Law Offices of Hamed Yazdanpanah
Case:Estate of Plascencia, et al. v. Deese, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State:California
18 (tie)
Amount:$30,000,000.00
Attorneys:David H. Marsh, Richard J. Riley, Derrick A. Mills of Marsh Rickard & Bryan, P.C.
Case:Estate of Sledge v. The DCH Health Care Authority, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Alabama
19
Amount:$28,500,000.00
Attorneys:Joshua D. Pollack of Kramer & Pollack LLP; Joel H. Robinson of Robinson & Yablon PC
Case:Hayden, et al. v. Zarghami, et al.
Type:Delayed Childbirth, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:New York
20
Amount:$27,000,000.00
Attorneys:Alan J. Hamilton, Jeffrey P. Shiver, Margaret E. Randels of Shiver Hamilton, LLC; James M. Roth of The Roth Firm LLC
Case:Huynh v. MDV Spartannash, LLC
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State:Georgia

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