Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in New York in 2020

Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in New York in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 10 wrongful death settlements obtained in New York in the year 2020. The list is comprised of cases filed either in a state or federal court, as well as those settled prior to commencing a lawsuit.

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Important: While we strive to achieve maximum accuracy and completeness of our lists, we cannot guarantee either at 100%. If you believe another settlement should be on this list, please submit it to us today.

1
Amount:$15,000,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel P. O’Toole, Partner David L. Scher, Frederick C. Aranki of Block O’Toole & Murphy
Case:Estate of Mananghaya, et al. v. Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, et al.
Type:Falling Object, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Wrongful Death, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort
2
Amount:$10,500,000.00
Attorneys:S. Joseph Donahue, Jeffrey A. Block of Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP
Case:Estate of Gabrieli v. The City of New York, et al.
Type:Construction Accident, Government Negligence, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
3
Amount:$9,250,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas Moore of Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore
Case:Estate of Shane v. Podwall, et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
4
Amount:$9,000,000.00
Attorneys:Scott Occhiogrosso, Daniel P. O'Toole of Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP
Case:Estate of Rorapaugh v. Meadow, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
5
Amount:$8,500,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas Moore of Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore
Case:Estate of Cristina v. AutoZone Northeast, Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
6
Amount:$5,900,000.00
Attorneys:David B. Shanies, Deborah I. Francois of David B. Shanies Law Office LLC
Case:Polanco v. City of New York, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort, Denial of Medical Care, Failure to Accommodate, Failure to Monitor, Death in Custody, Negligent Tort
7
Amount:$3,500,000.00
Attorneys:Steven G. Schiesel of Pecoraro & Schiesel
Case:Estate of Begum v. Jack D. Weiler of The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, et al.
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Monitor, Anesthesia Error, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
8
Amount:$3,400,000.00
Attorneys:David S. Levy, Moshe Borukh of Spar & Bernstein P.C.
Case:Estate of S.P. v Denali Water Solutions, LLC, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
9
Amount:$3,300,000.00
Attorneys:Michael A. Bottar of Bottar Leone P.L.L.C.
Case:Estate of Rauscher v. Shenker, et al.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
10
Amount:$3,250,000.00
Attorneys:Edward Horn of Law Office of Edward Horn; Terrence L. Tarver of Tarver Law Firm, P.C.
Case:Estate of Espinal v. The State of New York
Type:Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident

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