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: $725,000.00
Attorneys: Susan J. Schwartz of Corboy & Demetrio P.C.
Case: Estate of Gramer v. Advocate Sherman Hospital, et al.
Type: Business Liability, Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort
State: Illinois
74 (tie)
Amount: $700,000.00
Attorneys: James L. Hudgens of James L. Hudgens, APC; Robert C. Chandler of Chandler Law Firm
Case: Estate of Calderon v. USA, et al.
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Surgical Error, Failure to Monitor, Anesthesia Error, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: California
74 (tie)
Amount: $700,000.00
Attorneys: Richard Maniatis of Zaremba Brown P.L.L.C.
Case: Estate of Mingione v. Manoach, et al.
Type: Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: New York
74 (tie)
Amount: $700,000.00
Attorneys: Kathleen Kirkpatrick of Tucker Law Group L.L.C.
Case: Estate of Chasteen v. Cosby
Type: Assault & Battery, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
State: Pennsylvania
74 (tie)
Amount: $700,000.00
Attorneys: Robert J. Haddad of Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain, Haddad & Morecock P.C.; Mario Julius Stellute of The Stellute Law Firm
Case: Estate of Chivis v. The Hague Center for Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, Inc.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Plastic Surgery Malpractice
State: Virginia
75
Amount: $672,750.00
Attorneys: Craig M. Ortwerth of Ortwerth Law L.L.C.; Jerald J. Bonifield of Bonifield & Rosenstengel P.C.
Case: Estate of Wittich v. Straatmann Feed & Transfer Inc.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Head-on Collision, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State: Missouri
76 (tie)
Amount: $650,000.00
Attorneys: Matthew W. Christian of Christian & Davis L.L.C.
Case: Estate of Swedenburg v. Azaleawoods Operating LLC, et al.
Type: Business Liability, Hospital Malpractice, Nursing Home Malpractice, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort
State: South Carolina
76 (tie)
Amount: $650,000.00
Attorneys: Alexander Kammer of Atterbury, Kammer & Haag S.C.
Case: Estate of Priewe v. LTZ Investments L.L.C., et al.
Type: Assault & Battery, Business Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Security, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort
State: Wisconsin
77
Amount: $625,000.00
Attorneys: Diane M. Corwin of Law Offices of Diane M. Corwin; John F. Denove of Cheong, Denove, Rowell, Bennett & Hapuarachy
Case: Estate of Sanders v. Community Hospital of San Bernardino, et al.
Type: Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: California
78
Amount: $620,000.00
Attorneys: Andrew J. DuPont, Sharice S. Wallace of Locks Law Firm
Case: Estate of Sparrow v. Radiator Specialty Co., et al.
Type: Breach of Warranty, Fraud, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Work Accident, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Gross Negligence, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: Pennsylvania
79
Amount: $615,000.00
Attorneys: Melissa G. Ray, Charles J. Zauzig of Nichols Zauzig
Case: Estate of D.M.W. v. Anglero, et al.
Type: Delayed Childbirth, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Virginia
80 (tie)
Amount: $600,000.00
Attorneys: Tracie L. Palmer of Kline & Specter, PC
Case: Estate of Lockby v. Esposito, et al.
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Dental Malpractice, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
State: Pennsylvania
80 (tie)
Amount: $600,000.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey M. Rosenbaum of Rosenbaum & Associates P.C.
Case: Estate of Enz v. Borden, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Single-Vehicle Accident
State: Pennsylvania
80 (tie)
Amount: $600,000.00
Attorneys: Francis M. Hinson IV, Kelley R. Leddy of Finkel Law Firm L.L.C. ; Trevor P. Eddy of The Eddy Law Firm
Case: Estate of Lee v. Palmetto Health Baptist
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Anesthesia Error, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: South Carolina
81
Amount: $531,000.00
Attorneys: Scott A. Ritsema, Brian D. Chase of Bisnar Chase; Robin Jacobs, Dawn Ly of Law Office of Robin Jacobs Inc.
Case: Lucero v. Mehta
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State: California
82 (tie)
Amount: $525,000.00
Attorneys: Felipe B. Fulgencio of Fulgencio Law
Case: R.W., et al. v. Miller
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State: Louisiana
82 (tie)
Amount: $525,000.00
Attorneys: Andrew Wayne Young of England & Young P.C.
Case: Estate of Toalombo v. Chew, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Dram Shop Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Head-on Collision, DUI, Negligent Tort
State: Pennsylvania
83 (tie)
Amount: $500,000.00
Attorneys: Arin Khodaverdian of Alpine Law Group, P.C.
Case: Estate of Pedestrian v. Driver
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State: California
83 (tie)
Amount: $500,000.00
Attorneys: Arin Khodaverdian of Alpine Law Group, P.C.
Case: Estate of Pedestrian v. Driver
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State: California
83 (tie)
Amount: $500,000.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey D. Powless of Powless Law Firm P.C.
Case: Estate of Mayfield v. Indiana Patient’s Compensation Fund
Type: Breach of Contract, Insurance Bad Faith, Nursing Home Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Inadequate Care
State: Indiana
83 (tie)
Amount: $500,000.00
Attorneys: James Goslee of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C.
Case: Estate of Trauger v. The Trustees of The University of Pennsylvania
Type: Government Negligence, Hospital Malpractice, Negligent Supervision, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Fall, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Pennsylvania
83 (tie)
Amount: $500,000.00
Attorneys: Wallace B. Wason, Michele Bartoli Cain of Bartoli Cain Wason P.L.L.C.
Case: Estate of Johnson v. Norfolk Facility Operations, LLC
Type: Business Liability, Nursing Home Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort
State: Virginia
84
Amount: $485,000.00
Attorneys: Robert B. Ransom of Leventis & Ransom
Case: Estate of Paradeses v. Palmetto Health Alliance
Type: Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort
State: South Carolina
85 (tie)
Amount: $475,000.00
Attorneys: Scott Gilman of Law Offices of Scott Gilman
Case: Estate of Lake v. Pearlman, et al.
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: New York
85 (tie)
Amount: $475,000.00
Attorneys: Fredric Eisenberg of Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck P.C.
Case: Estate of Seng v. Robinson, et al.
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Premature Discharge, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
State: Pennsylvania
85 (tie)
Amount: $475,000.00
Attorneys: Leonard P. Haberman of Haberman Law, P.C.
Case: Estate of Davis v. Care Pavilion and Rehab. Center, et al.
Type: Business Liability, Nursing Home Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort
State: Pennsylvania
86 (tie)
Amount: $450,000.00
Attorneys: J. Brad Kallmyer of Montross Miller Muller Mendelson & Kennedy L.L.P.
Case: Estate of Greathouse v. Robertson
Type: Breach of Contract, Insurance Bad Faith, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death
State: Indiana
86 (tie)
Amount: $450,000.00
Attorneys: Rhonda Hill Wilson of Law Offices of Rhonda Hill Wilson, P.C.
Case: Estate of Waintrup v. Philadelphia Presbytery Homes, et al.
Type: Business Liability, Negligent Supervision, Nursing Home Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Fall, Elder Abuse, Inadequate Care, Failure to Hire, Negligent Tort
State: Pennsylvania
87
Amount: $445,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher Larsen, J. Randolph Pickett of Pickett Dummigan McCall
Case: Estate of Smart v. Noorah, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State: Oregon
88
Amount: $425,000.00
Attorneys: John P. Stengel of Eager, Stengel, Quinn & Sofilka
Case: Estate of Koser v. Fulmer, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Fall, Scaffolding Accident, Negligent Tort
State: Pennsylvania
89 (tie)
Amount: $415,000.00
Attorneys: Kenneth M. Sigelman, Andrew R. Chivinski of Kenneth M. Sigelman & Associates
Case: Estate of Ghosh v. Palomar Health, et al.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Anesthesia Error, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: California
89 (tie)
Amount: $415,000.00
Attorneys: Gerald D. Jowers Jr. of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC ; Luther J. Battiste III of Johnson, Toal & Battiste PA
Case: Estate of Davis v. Berkeley Endoscopy Center L.L.C., et al.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Medication Error, Anesthesia Error, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: South Carolina
90 (tie)
Amount: $400,000.00
Attorneys: Nicholas C. Rowley, Stephen K. McElroy, Josh M. Dowell of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley LLP; Chris A. Allgreen of McMahon & Allgreen
Case: Estate of Rubaloff v. State of California, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State: California
90 (tie)
Amount: $400,000.00
Attorneys: Jorge Gonzalez of Jorge Gonzalez, A Professional Corporation
Case: Estate of West, et al. v. County of Los Angeles
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, False Arrest, Denial of Medical Care, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State: California
90 (tie)
Amount: $400,000.00
Attorneys: Herbert A. Sanders of The Sanders Law Firm, P.C.
Case: Reed v. Detroit, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State: Michigan
90 (tie)
Amount: $400,000.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey R. Lessin, Mark T. Richter of Jeffrey R. Lessin & Associates P.C.
Case: Estate of Gaffey v. Pottstown Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Assoc. Inc.
Type: Business Liability, Dangerous Condition, Premises Liability, Trip & Fall, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
State: Pennsylvania
91
Amount: $387,060.00
Attorneys: Brendan B. Lupetin of Meyers Evans Lupetin & Unatin, LLC
Case: Estate of Ferris v. USA
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Inform, Negligent Tort, Failure to Test
State: Pennsylvania
92
Amount: $370,000.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey M. Rosenbaum of Rosenbaum & Associates P.C.
Case: Estate of Holloway v. Strouse
Type: Dangerous Condition, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Failure to Supervise, Drowning Accident, Negligent Tort
State: Pennsylvania
93
Amount: $362,500.00
Attorneys: Andrew M. Ominsky of Ominsky & Ominsky, P.C.
Case: Estate of Dillard v. Carrington Place of Chestnut Hill
Type: Business Liability, Negligent Supervision, Nursing Home Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Fall, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort
State: Pennsylvania
94 (tie)
Amount: $350,000.00
Attorneys: Andrew Sindler of Law Offices of Andrew N. Sindler, LLC
Case: Estate of Patient v. Hospital
Type: Business Liability, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State: Maryland
94 (tie)
Amount: $350,000.00
Attorneys: Frank P. Murphy of Murphy & Dengler
Case: Estate of Erb v. Pottstown Medical Specialists Inc., et al.
Type: Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Inform, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
State: Pennsylvania
94 (tie)
Amount: $350,000.00
Attorneys: Stephen C. Swain of Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain, Haddad & Morecock PC; C. Stewart Gill, Joseph Smith Ltd. /Brain Injury Law Center
Case: Estate of Nursing Home Resident v. Nursing Home, et al.
Type: Negligent Supervision, Nursing Home Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Fall, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort
State: Virginia
95
Amount: $344,598.00
Attorneys: Philip Rodriguez of Chad Jones Law P.C.
Case: Estate of Saenz v. Shourov
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Head-on Collision, Negligent Tort
State: Texas
96
Amount: $335,000.00
Attorneys: Terry P. Abeyta of Abeyta Nelson Injury Law
Case: Estate of Raymond v. Estate of Layton
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Head-on Collision, Negligent Tort
State: Washington
97 (tie)
Amount: $325,000.00
Attorneys: Bradley W. Cundiff, Candice R. Burke of Coyne, Cundiff & Hillemann P.C.
Case: Estate of Shilharvey v. Gerard
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State: Missouri
97 (tie)
Amount: $325,000.00
Attorneys: Michael J. D'Aniello of Farrell & D'Aniello
Case: Estate of D’Amico v. Bryn Mawr Hospital
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Pennsylvania
97 (tie)
Amount: $325,000.00
Attorneys: James E. Foerstner of James E. Foerstner Attorney-At-Law
Case: Estate of Milaro v. Mazzotta, et al.
Type: Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Inform, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Failure to Test
State: Pennsylvania
98
Amount: $320,000.00
Attorneys: Benjamin T. Ikuta of Hodes Milman LLP
Case: Minor Plaintiffs v. HMO
Type: Business Liability, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State: California
99
Amount: $315,000.00
Attorneys: Scott M. Anderson of Grimes Teich Anderson L.L.P.
Case: Estate of Harmon v. Spartanburg County, et al.
Type: Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Prison Negligence, Failure to Supervise, Negligent Tort
State: South Carolina
100
Amount: $300,000.00
Attorneys: Neil M. Howard of Law Office of Neil M. Howard
Case: Gomez v. County of Los Angeles
Type: Delayed Childbirth, Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort
State: California

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