Top 100 Wrongful Death Settlements in the United States in 2020

Top 100 Wrongful Death Settlements in the United States in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 100 wrongful death settlements obtained in the United States 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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Amount: $1,250,000.00
Attorneys: Gregory S. Watts of Gregory S. Watts Law Office
Case: Estate of Duthely v. City of New York, et al.
Type: Government Negligence, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Prison Negligence
State: New York
52
Amount: $1,227,590.00
Attorneys: Wade Suthard, Raymond M. Bily of Reiff & Bily
Case: Estate of Vafokulova v. UA International Consulting Corp., et al.
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Pennsylvania
53 (tie)
Amount: $1,200,000.00
Attorneys: Haytham Faraj, Katherine Melik‐Stepanyan of Carpenter Zuckerman & Rowley
Case: Tapia, et al. v. State of California
Type: Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
State: California
53 (tie)
Amount: $1,200,000.00
Attorneys: Stuart L. Finz, Todd M. Rubin, Brandon S. Finz of Finz & Finz, P.C
Case: Estate of Kotwas v. Pfitze, et al.
Type: Business Liability, Falling Object, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State: New York
54
Amount: $1,175,000.00
Attorneys: Neil R. Rosen of Rosen, Louik & Perry PC
Case: Estate of Mollura v. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Work Accident, Wrongful Death, Failure to Maintain, Utility Negligence, Negligent Tort
State: Pennsylvania
55 (tie)
Amount: $1,150,000.00
Attorneys: Francis J. Curran of The Curran Firm P.C.
Case: Estate of Myers v. Eagleville Hospital
Type: Business Liability, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Medication Error, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort
State: Pennsylvania
55 (tie)
Amount: $1,150,000.00
Attorneys: J. Christopher Mills of J. Christopher Mills LLC; Beau Wilder of Stewart Law Offices L.L.C.; Robert V. Phillips of McGowan, Hood & Felder L.L.C.
Case: Estate of K.G. v. SCDC, et al.
Type: Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Prison Negligence, Emotional Distress, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort
State: South Carolina
56
Amount: $1,080,000.00
Attorneys: J. Clancey Bounds and T'anjuiming "Ming" A. Marx of Bounds Law Group
Case: Estate of Patient v. Hospital System, et al.
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State: Florida
57
Amount: $1,040,000.00
Attorneys: J. Clancey Bounds and T'anjuiming "Ming" A. Marx of Bounds Law Group
Case: Patient v. Hospital System, et al.
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State: Florida
58
Amount: $1,033,824.00
Attorneys: Steven J. Weinberg of McCune Wright Arevalo LLP
Case: Estate of Levey v. Faculty Physicians and Surgeons of Loma Linda University Health Sciences Center
Type: Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Erroneous Treatment, Negligent Tort
State: California
59
Amount: $1,025,000.00
Attorneys: Dale K. Galipo, Hang D. Le of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
Case: K.L. v. County of Los Angeles
Type: Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, False Arrest, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Denial of Medical Care, Police Brutality, Failure to Train, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: California
60 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Arin Khodaverdian of Alpine Law Group, P.C.
Case: Pedestrian v. Truck Driver
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State: California
60 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Paul R. Kiesel, Mariana A. McConnell of Kiesel Law LLP
Case: Garcia v. A&G Trucking LLC
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Hiring, Emotional Distress, Negligent Entrustment, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Negligent Retention
State: California
60 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Dale K. Galipo, Renee V. Masongsong of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo; Jaime A. Leanos of Morales & Leanos
Case: Estate of Alvarez v. City of Gilroy
Type: Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, False Arrest, Gunshot Wound, Denial of Medical Care, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State: California
60 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Richard C. Watters of Miles, Sears & Eanni
Case: Richardson v. JCT Trucking Inc.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: California
60 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Michael A. Haggard, Todd J. Michaels of The Haggard Law Firm P.A.
Case: Estate of Stephens v. State Security Inc.
Type: Business Liability, Dangerous Condition, Murder, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Security, Gunshot Wound, Failure to Hire, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort
State: Florida
60 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: John J. Perconti, Michael F. Bonamarte, Cari F. Silverman of Levin & Perconti
Case: Estate of Wynkoop v. USA
Type: Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State: Illinois
60 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Lance D. Cline of Cline Farrell Christie Lee & Bell P.C.
Case: Estate of Sears v. Indiana Patient’s Compensation Fund
Type: Breach of Contract, Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Insurance Bad Faith, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death
State: Indiana
60 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jerry A. Garau of Garau Germano P.C.
Case: Estate of F.H. v. Indiana Patient’s Compensation Fund
Type: Breach of Contract, Insurance Bad Faith, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat
State: Indiana
60 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jerry A. Garau of Garau Germano P.C.,
Case: Estate of Morris v. Indiana Patient’s Compensation Fund
Type: Breach of Contract, Insurance Bad Faith, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat
State: Indiana
60 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jerry A. Garau of Garau Germano P.C.
Case: Pishvaee v. Indiana Patient’s Compensation Fund
Type: Breach of Contract, Insurance Bad Faith, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death
State: Indiana
60 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Laura J. Conyers-Mullins of Findling ParkConyers Woody & Sniderman P.C.
Case: Estate of Perryman v. Indiana Patient’s Compensation Fund
Type: Breach of Contract, Failure to Diagnose, Insurance Bad Faith, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Anesthesia Error
State: Indiana
60 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Mark Goldstein of Goldstein & Goldstein PC
Case: Pedestrian v. Auto Driver
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State: New Jersey
60 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Stuart L. Finz, Todd M. Rubin, CaraMia Hart of Finz & Finz, P.C.
Case: Estate of Patient v. Doctor
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: New York
60 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Ian T. Norris of Reddick Moss PLLC
Case: Estate of Gethers v. Hillcrest Center
Type: Business Liability, Nursing Home Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Supervise, Inadequate Care, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort
State: Pennsylvania
60 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Thomas R. Kline, Regan Safier of Kline & Specter, PC
Case: Estate of Brantley v. USA
Type: Delayed Treatment, Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Inform, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Failure to Test
State: Pennsylvania
60 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Barry G. Magen of Kline & Specter P.C.
Case: Estate of Crossin v. Shackleford, et al.
Type: Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Failure to Monitor, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Pennsylvania
60 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Leon Aussprung, Law Office of Leon Aussprung M.D., L.L.C.
Case: Estate of Petro v. Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC
Type: Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Pennsylvania
60 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Brian Hall of Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C.
Case: Estate of Allen v. Holy Redeemer Health System, et al.
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
State: Pennsylvania
60 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jason S. Weiss of Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller, P.C.
Case: Estate of Dixon v. Albert Einstein Healthcare Network
Type: Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Pennsylvania
60 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Bryan Green, Andrew Patchan of Baron & Budd, P.C.
Case: Bracken, et al. v. Triplett Waste Services, et al.
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Amputation
State: Texas
61
Amount: $990,000.00
Attorneys: Barbara J. Germano of Garau Germano P.C.
Case: Estate of Marvel v. Indiana Patient’s Compensation Fund
Type: Breach of Contract, Insurance Bad Faith, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat
State: Indiana
62 (tie)
Amount: $975,000.00
Attorneys: Frederick R. Hovde of Hovde, Dassow & Deets L.L.C.
Case: Cooper v. Robertson
Type: Breach of Contract, Failure to Diagnose, Insurance Bad Faith, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death
State: Indiana
62 (tie)
Amount: $975,000.00
Attorneys: Jesse Merrithew of Levi Merrithew Horst
Case: Estate of Martin v. City of Portland, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State: Oregon
63 (tie)
Amount: $950,000.00
Attorneys: Mark S. Algorri, Patrick Nolan of DeWitt Algorri & Algorri ; Candice McGurk Bond, Scott Aval, Breanne J. Reguly of Bond & Taylor LLP
Case: Estate of Chatman v. City of Los Angeles
Type: Bicycle Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Premises Liability, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State: California
63 (tie)
Amount: $950,000.00
Attorneys: Nathan Miller of Montross Miller Muller Mendelson & Kennedy L.L.P.
Case: Estate of DeGroff v. Robertson, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Insurance Bad Faith, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death
State: Indiana
63 (tie)
Amount: $950,000.00
Attorneys: J. Edward Bell III, Deloris K. Cromartie of Bell Legal Group, LLC
Case: Estate of Lapsley v. Davis, et al.
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Inform, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: South Carolina
64
Amount: $935,000.00
Attorneys: Amy Guth of Kline & Specter PC
Case: Estate of of C.D. III v. Firely Home For Kids, et al.
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Pennsylvania
65
Amount: $925,000.00
Attorneys: Dawn L. Hassell, Judy Graziano of The Hassell Law Group, P.C.
Case: Goulis-Nijessen v. San Mateo County Transit District
Type: Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State: California
66 (tie)
Amount: $900,000.00
Attorneys: David J. Caputo of Youman & Caputo, LLC
Case: Estate of Detweiler v. Greenspan, et al.
Type: Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
State: Pennsylvania
66 (tie)
Amount: $900,000.00
Attorneys: Emmanuel Iheukwumere of Emmanuel Law Firm LLC
Case: Estate of Brown v. Albert Einstein Medical Center, et al.
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
State: Pennsylvania
67 (tie)
Amount: $850,000.00
Attorneys: Olu K. Orange of Orange Law Offices; Jose A. Baez of The Baez Law Firm; Benjamin L. Crump of Parks & Crump L.L.C.; John J. Wilbers of The Wilbers Law Firm L.L.C.
Case: Estate of Robinson v. Greenwell
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Denial of Medical Care, Prison Negligence, Negligent Tort
State: Missouri
67 (tie)
Amount: $850,000.00
Attorneys: Jennifer Middleton of Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton
Case: Estate of Parker Gilleo v. Lincoln County
Type: Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Denial of Medical Care, Prison Negligence, Death in Custody, Negligent Tort
State: Oregon
68
Amount: $800,000.00
Attorneys: K. Chike Odiwe, DeWitt M. Lacy of Law Offices of John L. Burris
Case: Diaz, et al. v. County of Ventura
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State: California
69
Amount: $795,000.00
Attorneys: J. Ashwin Madia of Madia Law L.L.C.; Michael Kosner of Deratany & Kosner; Michael B. Padden, Matthew D. McCollister of Padden & McCollister P.L.L.C.
Case: Estate of Franklin v. Peterson, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search & Seizure, Negligent Tort
State: Minnesota
70
Amount: $780,833.00
Attorneys: Kevin P. O’Brien of Stampone Law P.C.
Case: Estate of Barton v. EF Corp., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State: Pennsylvania
71
Amount: $775,000.00
Attorneys: Darold W. Killmer, Mari Newman, Andrew Joseph McNulty of Killmer, Lane & Newman L.L.P.
Case: Estate of Rotzin v. Arapahoe County, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State: Colorado
72 (tie)
Amount: $750,000.00
Attorneys: Siamak Vaziri, David C. Shay of Vaziri Law Group
Case: Estate of Moon v. City of Los Angeles
Type: Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State: California
72 (tie)
Amount: $750,000.00
Attorneys: Alireza Taheripour of Law Offices of Ali Taheripour; Leslie T. Zador of Law Offices of Leslie T. Zador
Case: Schwab v. Rambla Vista Enterprises, LLC, et al.
Type: Business Liability, Dangerous Condition, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
State: California
72 (tie)
Amount: $750,000.00
Attorneys: Patricia A. Law of Law Offices of Patricia A. Law
Case: Estate of Badalyan v. County of Los Angeles
Type: Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort
State: California
72 (tie)
Amount: $750,000.00
Attorneys: David Kramer of David Kramer, Attorney at Law
Case: Estate of N.E. v. State of Oregon, et al.
Type: Government Negligence, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Children's Rights, Child Abuse, Failure to Protect, Negligent Tort, Child Protection
State: Oregon
72 (tie)
Amount: $750,000.00
Attorneys: Lorraine Donnelly of Wilkes & McHugh, P.A.
Case: Estate of Jackson v. Mid-Atlantic Healthcare, LLC, et al.
Type: Business Liability, Nursing Home Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Fall, Failure to Treat, Failure to Supervise, Inadequate Care, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort
State: Pennsylvania
72 (tie)
Amount: $750,000.00
Attorneys: Anthony J. Baratta of Baratta, Russell & Baratta
Case: Estate of Jiang v. Bala Motor Sports, Inc., et al.
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Pedestrian Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Single-Vehicle Accident
State: Pennsylvania
72 (tie)
Amount: $750,000.00
Attorneys: E. Grey Wicker of Parham Smith & Archenhold L.L.C.
Case: Estate of Bowker v. Mary Black Health System L.L.C., et al.
Type: Business Liability, Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Negligent Retention
State: South Carolina
72 (tie)
Amount: $750,000.00
Attorneys: Scott C. Evans, James B. Moore III of Evans Moore L.L.C.; Joel T. Hamilton of Schiller & Hamilton
Case: Estate of Simmons v. Spartanburg Methodist College, et al.
Type: Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: South Carolina
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