Top 20 Medical Malpractice Verdicts in the United States in 2020

Top 20 Medical Malpractice Verdicts in the United States in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 medical malpractice 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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1
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
2
Amount:$10,838,000.00
Attorneys:Brendan B. Lupetin, Gregory R. Unatin and Jerry I. Meyers of Meyers Evans Lupetin & Unatin LLC
Case:Miller v. Biggs, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Pennsylvania
3
Amount:$6,333,000.00
Attorneys:Raymond Mariani of Raymond L. Mariani, P.C.; James Puga, Molly Greenblatt, Alex Wilschke of Leventhal & Puga
Case:Blatchley v. St. Anthony Summit Medical Center
Type:Business Liability, Delayed Diagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort
State:Colorado
4
Amount:$6,250,000.00
Attorneys:Jordan K. Merson of Merson Law P.L.L.C.
Case:Njinga v. Alexiades, et al.
Type:Business Liability, Medical Malpractice, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Unnecessary Surgery, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:New York
5
Amount:$5,872,150.00
Attorneys:H. Briggs Bedigian, Michael M. McCubbin of Gilman & Bedigian L.L.C.
Case:Estate of Mason v. University of Maryland Medical System Corp.
Type:Business Liability, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Negligent Supervision, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Maryland
6
Amount:$5,750,000.00
Attorneys:Glendell D. Nix, Jacob Diesselhorst, Andy J. Campbell of Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst P.L.L.C
Case:Lewis v. Warren Clinic Inc., et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Oklahoma
7
Amount:$4,086,004.00
Attorneys:Michael V. Baxter, William Zoeller of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A
Case:Estate of Sanford v. Vedere, et al.
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Surgical Error, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Florida
8
Amount:$4,000,000.00
Attorneys:Adam Deutsch of Fiedler Deutsch, LLP
Case:Olken v. Zajac
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort
State:New York
9
Amount:$3,500,000.00
Attorneys:James Wilkens of Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath & Cannavo P.C.; Mark L. Bodner of Mark L. Bodner P.C.
Case:Torgut v. The New York and Presbyterian Hospital
Type:Business Liability, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Treat, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort
State:New York
10
Amount:$3,207,759.00
Attorneys:Thomas P. Cella of Howard, Kohn, Sprague & FitzGerald
Case:Cockayne v. The Bristol Hospital, et al.
Type:Business Liability, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort
State:Connecticut
11
Amount:$3,151,774.00
Attorneys:Andrew C. Meyer of Lubin & Meyer P.C.
Case:Antonio v. Medlock
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Negligent Tort, Neurosurgery Malpractice
State:Massachusetts
12 (tie)
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew S. Martin of Law Office of Matthew Scott Martin L.L.C.; Cheryl Louise Trine of Cheryl Louise Trine Law Firm
Case:Moncher v. Percival
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Negligent Tort, Amputation
State:Colorado
12 (tie)
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Ernest Buonocore of Shapiro Law Offices, PLLC
Case:Appleyard v. Tigges
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:New York
13
Amount:$2,855,000.00
Attorneys:Rachel O’Neal of Law Office of Rachel F. O’Neal d/b/a O’Neal Law Firm
Case:Ziady v. St. Onge Carneiro, et al.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Oregon
14
Amount:$2,725,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel H. Gilberg of Daniel H. Gilberg, Attorney at Law
Case:Estate of Daniels v. Jerome, et al.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:New York
15
Amount:$2,107,966.00
Attorneys:Gary Silverstein of Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff L.L.P.
Case:Best v. Vaynman, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:New York
16
Amount:$2,002,500.00
Attorneys:Elliott Tiomkin of Law Offices of Elliott N. Tiomkin
Case:Babbitt v. Emoto, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Negligent Tort, Failure to Test
State:California
17
Amount:$1,700,000.00
Attorneys:Gary D. Ginsberg of Ginsberg & O'Connor, PC
Case:Wacker v. Magasiny, et al.
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:New Jersey
18
Amount:$1,621,500.00
Attorneys:Matthew J. Hammer, Lindsay Boese of The Deters Law Firm P.S.C.
Case:Atwood, et al. v. Durrani, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Unnecessary Surgery, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Ohio
19
Amount:$1,520,645.00
Attorneys:Nora Hovsepian of Law Office of Nora Hovsepian; Jamie Keeton of Schlichter & Shonack LLP
Case:Estate of Lahiji v. Providence Little Co. of Medical Center-Torrance, et al.
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Negligent Supervision, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:California
20
Amount:$1,450,000.00
Attorneys:Robert V. Fallarino, Gerhardt M. Nielsen, Annamarie Bondi-Stoddard of Pegalis & Erickson LLC
Case:Estate of Hernandez v. Shah, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Medication Error, Negligent Tort, Failure to Test
State:New York

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