Top 50 Wrongful Death Settlements in the United States in 2021

Top 50 Wrongful Death Settlements in the United States in 2021We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 wrongful death settlements obtained in the United States in the year 2021. 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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21
Amount:$4,750,000.00
Attorneys:Robert J. Genis of Sonin & Genis
Case:Estate of Brown, et al. v. City of Waterbury, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:Connecticut
22
Amount:$4,500,000.00
Attorneys:Paula McCandlis, Matt Conner of Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner
Case:Estate of Heutink v. Ferguson, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Head-on Collision, DUI, Negligent Tort
State:Washington
23 (tie)
Amount:$4,200,000.00
Attorneys:Michael Flanagan of Flanagan & Bodenheimer; Pedro P. Echarte III of Haggard Law Firm
Case:Estate of Higgins v. Lauderhill Point Apartments
Type:Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Security, Gunshot Wound, Negligent Tort
State:Florida
23 (tie)
Amount:$4,200,000.00
Attorneys:Evan L. Goldman of Goldman Davis Krumholz & Dillon, P.C.
Case:Estate of Avevedo v. Hines, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Emotional Distress, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State:New Jersey
24 (tie)
Amount:$4,000,000.00
Attorneys:Michael D. Wolff of Law Offices of Sobo & Sobo LLP
Case:Aurori, et al. v. KE Carpeting, Inc.
Type:Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State:New York
24 (tie)
Amount:$4,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jon R. Perry, Michael Calder of Rosen & Perry
Case:Estate of Patient v. K.S., et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Pennsylvania
24 (tie)
Amount:$4,000,000.00
Attorneys:Chris Davis of Davis Law Group
Case:Estate of Pedestrian v. Truck Driver
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident, Paralysis Injury
State:Washington
25
Amount:$3,250,000.00
Attorneys:Lynn Sare Kornblau of Kornblau & Kornblau P.C.
Case:Estate of T.H. v. The Nemours Foundation, et al.
Type:Business Liability, Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort
State:Pennsylvania
26 (tie)
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel DeSantis of Wilshire Law Firm
Case:Lopez Family v. Docking Co.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Fall, Negligent Tort
State:California
26 (tie)
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Pete Kaufman, Brian Panish, Whitney Smith of Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi LLP
Case:Winfield v. YTLife Investments, LLC, et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Toxic Exposure, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
State:California
27
Amount:$2,800,000.00
Attorneys:Steven J. Weinberg of McCune Wright Arevalo
Case:Arnison v. Adventist Health
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State:California
28
Amount:$2,600,000.00
Attorneys:Jordan K. Merson, Jaclyn M. Ponish of Merson Law PLLC
Case:Estate of Shareef v. USA
Type:Government Negligence, Hospital Malpractice, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Quadriplegia, Paralysis Injury
State:New Jersey
29 (tie)
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Bradley S. Wallace of The Wallace Firm PC; Rodney S. Diggs of Ivie, McNeill, Wyatt, Purcell & Diggs; Jubin J. Niamehr of Jacoby & Meyers Attorneys LLP; Britany M. Engelman of Engelman Law APC
Case:K.W. v. City of Victorville
Type:Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Drowning Accident, Negligent Tort
State:California
29 (tie)
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Michael A. Haggard, Adam C. Finkel of The Haggard Law Firm P.A.
Case:Estate of Clemente v. Scottsdale Ins. Co.
Type:Assault & Battery, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Security, Gunshot Wound, Negligent Tort
State:Florida
29 (tie)
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Robert H. Baumgarten, Michael A. Gallardo of Ginarte Gallardo Gonzalez & Winograd, LLP
Case:Estate of Gomes v. Bozali, et al.
Type:Bicycle Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State:New Jersey
29 (tie)
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel Jeck, Joshua Schwartz of Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C.
Case:Estate of Naticchia v. Albert Einstein Medical Center, et al.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Pennsylvania
30
Amount:$2,400,000.00
Attorneys:David E. Schreiber of Wolpert Schreiber P.C.
Case:Estate of Petrowski v. Public Sports Bar, LLC, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Dram Shop Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, DUI, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident, Catastrophic Injury
State:Pennsylvania
31
Amount:$2,265,000.00
Attorneys:Jon Teller of Wilshire Law Firm
Case:J.C. v. Auto Driver, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, DUI, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State:California
32
Amount:$2,250,000.00
Attorneys:Robert Ross, Ryan P. Chase of Ross Feller Casey LLP
Case:Estate of Norris v. Temple University Hospital Inc., et al.
Type:Business Liability, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Failure to Monitor, Premature Discharge, Negligent Tort
State:Pennsylvania
33
Amount:$2,100,000.00
Attorneys:Eleni Coffinas, John M. Tomsky of Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath, Coffinas & Cannavo P.C.
Case:Estate of Baquedano v. Melton, et al.
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:New York
34
Amount:$2,095,000.00
Attorneys:J. Ashlee Albies of Albies & Stark; Jesse Merrithew of Levi Merrithew Horst
Case:Estate of Hayes v. Hearst, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Oregon
35
Amount:$2,025,000.00
Attorneys:Jon Teller of Wilshire Law Firm
Case:M.C. v. Landlord
Type:Dangerous Condition, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Security, Gunshot Wound, Negligent Tort
State:California
36 (tie)
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Michael A. Haggard, Adam C. Finkel of The Haggard Law Firm PA
Case:Estate of Chambers v. Asset Overwatch Services LLC
Type:Business Liability, Failure to Warn, Wrongful Death, Negligent Security, Gunshot Wound, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort
State:Florida
36 (tie)
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Salesia V. Smith-Gordon of Salesia V. Smith-Gordon PA; Rosalyn Sia Baker-Barnes of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley
Case:Estate of Williams v. The School Board of Palm Beach County, FL
Type:School Safety, Wrongful Death, Breach of Duty of Care, Failure to Supervise, Negligent Tort
State:Florida
36 (tie)
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:James E. 'Jeb' Butler III, Thomas A. Giannotti, Morgan E. Lyndall of Butler Law Firm
Case:Estate of Jordan v. Evans delivery Co., Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Georgia
36 (tie)
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Peter K. Berg of Berg & Berg
Case:Estate of Wilson v. Wells, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:Illinois
36 (tie)
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Robert Ross, Gegory Haroutounian of Ross Feller Casey LLP
Case:Estate of Walker v. The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania, et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
State:Pennsylvania
36 (tie)
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Kevin D. Swenson, Brian D. Shelley, Jake R. Spencer, Chrystal Mancuso-Smith of Swenson & Shelley PLLC
Case:Estates of Jimenez v. Gonzalez
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Head-on Collision, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State:Utah
37
Amount:$1,905,000.00
Attorneys:Colin Hutchinson-Flaming, Chris Davis of Davis Law Group
Case:Estate of Smith v. Tyau, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State:Washington
38
Amount:$1,800,000.00
Attorneys:Carol Nelson Shepherd of Feldman Shepherd & Wohlgelernter
Case:Estate of G.R. F-S. v. Snyder, et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Pennsylvania
39 (tie)
Amount:$1,750,000.00
Attorneys:Colin M. Jones of Wilshire Law Firm
Case:Estrada, et al. v. Clover Stornetta Farms, Inc., et al.
Type:Bicycle Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State:California
39 (tie)
Amount:$1,750,000.00
Attorneys:John L. Nisivaco of Chicago Injury Law L.L.C.
Case:Estate of S.S. v. USA
Type:Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Monitor, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort
State:Illinois
40
Amount:$1,650,000.00
Attorneys:Joshua D. Kelner of Kelner & Kelner
Case:Estate of Holloway v. The City of New York, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Prison Negligence, Death in Custody, Negligent Tort
State:New York
41
Amount:$1,550,000.00
Attorneys:James Goslee of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C.
Case:Estate of Millisock v. Neilson, et al.
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
State:Pennsylvania
42
Amount:$1,535,000.00
Attorneys:John S. Hinman, Seth Workman of Hinman Law Group; Benjamin T. Ikuta of Hodes Milman Ikuta, LLP
Case:Ramirez, et al. v. Garcia, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:California
43
Amount:$1,510,000.00
Attorneys:Shane V. Mullen, Joseph R. Morrison of Mullen & Mullen
Case:Estate of Unborn Child v. Motorist
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State:Texas
44
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel Jeck, Joshua Schwartz of Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C.
Case:Estate of D.X.S. v. Chiarelli, et al.
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
State:Pennsylvania
45
Amount:$1,450,000.00
Attorneys:Victoria Wickman of Law Office of Victoria Wickman
Case:Estate of Villegas v. Grana, et al.
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:New York
46 (tie)
Amount:$1,300,000.00
Attorneys:Robert T. Simon, Jenny V. Anglin, Greg A. Jackson of The Simon Law Group LLP
Case:Ross v. Boettger
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Negligent Entrustment, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Negligent Retention
State:California
46 (tie)
Amount:$1,300,000.00
Attorneys:Douglas J. McCarron of The Haggard Law Firm, P.A.
Case:Estate of Olvera v. Cypress Courts Associates Ltd.
Type:Assault & Battery, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Security, Gunshot Wound, Negligent Tort
State:Florida
47
Amount:$1,275,000.00
Attorneys:Michael C. McKenna of McKenna Law, PC
Case:Estate of Palmer v. Angelo’s Farm Market
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Fall, Negligent Tort
State:New Jersey
48 (tie)
Amount:$1,200,000.00
Attorneys:Haig A. Harris Jr., Neil S. Turner of Scampini, Mortara & Harris
Case:Moore, et al. v. City and County of San Francisco
Type:Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Elder Abuse, Negligent Tort
State:California
48 (tie)
Amount:$1,200,000.00
Attorneys:Andrew M. Stroth of Action Injury Law Group L.L.C.; Carlton Odim of Odim Law Offcies
Case:Estate of P.L. v. City of Chicago, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Illinois
49
Amount:$1,188,500.00
Attorneys:John M. Dodig, Jason A. Daria of Feldman, Shepherd, Wohlgelernter, Tanner, Weinstock & Dodig
Case:Estate of Charles v. AECOM USA, et al.
Type:Business Liability, Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:Pennsylvania
50
Amount:$1,175,000.00
Attorneys:W. Charles Meltmar of The Cochran Firm P.C.
Case:Estate of L.J., Pro Ami v. Children’s Health System Inc.
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Virginia

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