Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in the United States in 2020

Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in the United States in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 10 wrongful death verdicts obtained in the United States in the year 2020. 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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Note: If you have made this list (Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in the United States in 2020) you have also made the list of Top 20 Wrongful Death Verdicts in the United States in 2020.

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1
Amount:$115,000,000.00
Attorneys:Ted Buck, Anne Bremner, Evan Bariault of Frey Buck, P.S.
Case:Cox v. State of Washington
Type:Government Negligence, Murder, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Children's Rights, Child Abuse, Failure to Protect, Negligent Tort, Child Protection
State:Washington
2
Amount:$38,625,000.00
Attorneys:Benjamin P. Cloward, Ian C. Estrada of Richard Harris Law Firm
Case:Estate of Salazar v. Sportsman’s Royal Manor LLC
Type:Business Liability, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Negligent Security, Gunshot Wound, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Negligent Tort, Negligent Retention
State:Nevada
3
Amount:$30,000,000.00
Attorneys:Gary A. Friedman, Friedman & Friedman
Case:Estate of Fernandez v. Baptist Health Medical Group Orthopedics L.L.C., et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Florida
4
Amount:$26,750,000.00
Attorneys:James W. Gustafson, Jr. of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley; Gary M. Paige of Gordon & Partners, P.A.
Case:Estate of Duignan v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Conspiracy, Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Strict Liability
State:Florida
5
Amount:$21,029,363.00
Attorneys:R. Shane Lazenby of Lazenby Law Group L.L.C.
Case:Estate of Holland v. Cypress Insurance Co., et al.
Type:Business Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:Georgia
6
Amount:$18,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jonathan M. Ritter, S. Edmond El Dabe of ElDabe Ritter Trial Lawyers; Joshua E. Ritter of Werksman, Jackson & Quinn LLP
Case:Estate of Shen v. Hershel
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:California
7
Amount:$13,000,000.00
Attorneys:Steve Garner, Chandler Gregg, Nick Smart of Strong Garner Bauer P.C.
Case:Church v. CNH Industrial America L.L.C.
Type:Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Loader Accident, Strict Liability, Design Defect
State:Missouri
8
Amount:$12,500,000.00
Attorneys:Eric S. Rosen of Rosen Injury Law, P.A.; Catherine C. Darlson of Kelley Uustal Trial Attorneys
Case:McHugh v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Conspiracy, Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Strict Liability
State:Florida
9
Amount:$10,250,272.00
Attorneys:Langdon ‘Trey’ Smith and Michael Gomez of Jim S. Adler & Associates; Francisco Guerra, IV of Watts Guerra LLP; R. Louis Bratton of The Bratton Firm, P.C.
Case:Espinoza, et al. v. John Christner Trucking LLC, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Texas
10
Amount:$9,689,948.00
Attorneys:Steven R. Levin of Levin, Riback, Adelman & Flangel P.C.
Case:Estate of Ware v. Home Opportunity L.L.C.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
State:Illinois

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