Top 50 Wrongful Death Verdicts in the United States in 2021

Top 50 Wrongful Death Verdicts in the United States in 2021We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 wrongful death verdicts obtained in the United States in the year 2021. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts of the United States.

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21
Amount:$21,169,685.00
Attorneys:David W. Gammill of Gammill Law APC; Filippo Marchino, Carlos X. Colorado, Thomas E. Gray of The X-Law Group P.C.
Case:Estate of Walsh v. State of California Department of Transportation
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:California
22
Amount:$20,800,000.00
Attorneys:John F. 'Jack' Denove of Cheong & Denove; Jacqueline del Valle Vitti Frederick, Sunny Hawks of Frederick Law Firm
Case:Fear, et al. v. Geiger, et al.
Type:Dog Bite, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Emotional Distress, Animal Attack, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State:California
23
Amount:$20,500,000.00
Attorneys:Donald J. Cazayoux Jr., J. Lane Ewingof Cazayoux Ewing Law Firm; Robert M. Marionneaux Jr. of Marionneaux Law Firm
Case:Estate of Glaser v. Cowart
Type:Business Liability, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State:Louisiana
24
Amount:$19,100,000.00
Attorneys:David L. Kwass, David J. Langsam of Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky P.C.; John M. Dodig, Jason A. Daria of Feldman, Shepherd, Wohlgelernter, Tanner
Case:Estate of Rosner v. Bill Anskis Co. Inc., et al.
Type:Business Liability, Car Accident, Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort
State:Pennsylvania
25
Amount:$17,002,000.00
Attorneys:Dale K. Galipo, Eric Valenzuela, Renee V. Masongsong of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
Case:French v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Negligent Hiring, Emotional Distress, Negligent Training, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Negligent Retention
State:California
26
Amount:$16,674,097.49
Attorneys:Lucas Garrett, Thomas Breen of Schroeter Goldmark & Bender
Case:Holdsworth v. Scapa Waycross, Inc.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State:Washington
27
Amount:$14,000,000.00
Attorneys:Juan P. Bauta II of The Ferraro Law Firm P.A.
Case:Estate of Torres v. Union Carbide Corp.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State:Florida
28
Amount:$13,500,000.00
Attorneys:Susan Kang Gordon of Law Office of Susan Kang Gordon; Jennifer Fiore of Fiore Achermann, ALC; Jody Moore of Johnson Moore
Case:Ledesma, et al. v. Mariner Health Care, Inc., et al.
Type:Nursing Home Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Elder Abuse, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort
State:California
29
Amount:$12,000,000.00
Attorneys:Sean M. Cleary of Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary P.A.; Jorge O. Acosta of Acosta Law Firm PA; Stuart N. Ratzan of Ratzan, Weissman & Boldt; Joel S. Perwin of Joel S. Perwin P.A.
Case:Estate of Artiles v. Martex Corp., et al.
Type:Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Wrongful Death, Fall, Negligent Tort
State:Florida
30
Amount:$11,900,000.00
Attorneys:Kelly A. George, DeeAnn Lee Germany, James A. Scimeca of Burch, George & Germany
Case:Estate of Twyman v. Gilliland, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Dram Shop Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Head-on Collision, DUI, Negligent Tort
State:Oklahoma
31
Amount:$11,800,000.00
Attorneys:Benjamin Fernandez IV, Paul Jon Layne, Carlos E. Silva of Silva & Silva P.A.
Case:Estate of Quetglas v. Discount Rock & Sand Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Dangerous Instrumentality
State:Florida
32
Amount:$11,025,000.00
Attorneys:Robert W. Cottle, Daniel M. Ryan of The Cottle Firm
Case:Estate of Wolford v. Jimenez
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, DUI, Negligent Tort
State:Nevada
33
Amount:$10,657,189.00
Attorneys:Shawn M. Acton of Kelley & Ferraro
Case:Estate of Jennings v. Honeywell International Inc., et al.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State:Ohio
34 (tie)
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Sevy Fisher, Travis Davis of Simon Law Group; Justin Heim of Law Offices of Justin Heim
Case:Mena-Garcia v. Herrera
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, DUI, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:California
34 (tie)
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jon Heck, David M. Scott of Isaacs & Isaacs P.S.C.
Case:Estate of Short v. Marvin Keller Trucking Inc., et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State:Kentucky
34 (tie)
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Brewster S. Rawls of Rawls Law Group; Eric W. Speer of Tronfeld West & Durrett
Case:Estate of Epps v. Naveed, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Negligent Tort
State:Virginia
35
Amount:$7,625,000.00
Attorneys:Katherine Harvey-Lee of California Truck Law; Mariano Morales of Morales Law Office; Robert L. Collins of Robert L. Collins, Attorney at Law
Case:Estate of Naranjo v. Inzunza, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:California
36
Amount:$7,500,000.00
Attorneys:Marjorie Chalfant of The Nurse Attorney, P.A.; Gregg W. Luther of Gregg W. Luther, PLLC
Case:Estate of Hodge v. Port Charlotte HMA, LLC, et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Florida
37 (tie)
Amount:$7,000,000.00
Attorneys:Charlotte E. Glinka, Karen Zahka of Keches Law Group P.C.; Nicholas Rowley, Benjamin R. Novotny of Trial Lawyers for Justice P.C.
Case:Castillo v. Davignon
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:Massachusetts
37 (tie)
Amount:$7,000,000.00
Attorneys:Charlotte E. Glinka of Keches Law Group P.C.; Benjamin R. Novotny of Trial Lawyers for Justice P.C.
Case:Estate of Rosenthal v. Davignon, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:Massachusetts
38
Amount:$6,925,000.00
Attorneys:Kirk Laughlin, Hans G. Poppe of The Poppe Law Firm
Case:Slone v. Commonwealth Pain Assoc., PLLC, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Kentucky
39
Amount:$6,460,000.00
Attorneys:Richard Schwamm, Trisha Widowfield of Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm
Case:Estate of Laura Staib v. Venzon, et al.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Florida
40 (tie)
Amount:$6,000,000.00
Attorneys:Kevin L. Elder, Kent M Luckey, Garrett M. Penney of Penney & Associates
Case:Zmrzel, et al. v. Lyft, Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:California
40 (tie)
Amount:$6,000,000.00
Attorneys:Pressley W. Henningsen, Benjamin P. Long, Brian C. Ivers of RSH Legal P.C.
Case:Estate of Weaver v. The Timely Mission Nursing Home
Type:Business Liability, Nursing Home Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Hiring, Failure to Supervise, Elder Abuse, Negligent Tort
State:Iowa
41
Amount:$5,801,237.00
Attorneys:David Colleran of Ross Feller Casey, LLP
Case:Estate of Burgess v. Albert Einstein Medical Center, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort
State:Pennsylvania
42
Amount:$5,700,000.00
Attorneys:Rod W. Smith, Dawn M. Vallejos-Nichols of Avera & Smith L.L.P.; Adam Trop of Trop Law Group P.A.; Celene H. Humphries of Brannock Humphries & Berman; Gary M. Paige, Cassandra Lombard of Gordon & Partners
Case:Estate of Yount v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation, Strict Liability
State:Florida
43
Amount:$5,570,593.00
Attorneys:Gary M. Paige of Gordon & Partners P.A.; David J. Sales of David J. Sales P.A.; James W. Gustafson Jr., Laurie J. Briggs of Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley P.A.
Case:Estate of Ryals v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Conspiracy, Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State:Florida
44
Amount:$5,510,000.00
Attorneys:Justin Parafinczuk, Austin Carr of Parafinczuk Wolf Susen; Jose Menendez of Menendez Law Firm; Bard D. Rockenbach of Burlington & Rockenbach P.A.
Case:Estate of Rodriguez v. Philip Morris USA Inc.
Type:Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Failure to Disclose
State:Florida
45 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:David S. Cain Jr., George W. Finkbohner III, David G. Wirtes, Jr., Toby D. Brown of Cunningham Bounds LLC; James Bradford Pittman, Jr. of James B. Pittman, Jr., PC
Case:Estate of Castleman v. Fairhope Ridge LLC
Type:Dangerous Condition, Premises Liability, Toxic Exposure, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Negligent Tort
State:Alabama
45 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Kevin L. Elder, Garrett M. Penney of Penney & Associates
Case:Perkins v. Waterworks Industries Inc.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:California
45 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Philip Freidin, Whitney Untiedt, Lara Dabdoub of Freidin Brown, PA; Douglas F. Eaton of Eaton & Wolk PL
Case:Estate of Morse v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Conspiracy, Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort, Strict Liability, Design Defect
State:Florida
45 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Terry R. Guebert, Robert F. Gentile, Lawrence A. Junker of Guebert, Gentile & Piazza P.C.; Edward Chavez Jr. of The Law Offices of Edward Chavez Jr.
Case:Estate of Barboa v. Pro Billiards Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Dram Shop Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, DUI, Negligent Tort
State:New Mexico
45 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Ashton J. Hyde, John M. Macfarlane, Norman J. Younker, Andres F. Morelli of Younker Hyde Macfarlane
Case:Estate of Birt v. Cottam, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Inform, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Utah
46
Amount:$4,007,478.00
Attorneys:Adam H. Lotkin, M. Andrew Boran of Rutter Mills
Case:Estate of J.J.L. v. Elliott
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:Virginia
47
Amount:$4,000,000.00
Attorneys:David S. Gladish, Mark J. Schocke of Law Office of David Gladish P.C.
Case:Estate of Damore v. Indiana State Police, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Emergency Vehicle Accident
State:Indiana
48
Amount:$3,544,081.00
Attorneys:Brook Cunningham, Shamus O’Doherty of Randall Danskin; Robert Gellatly, Deborah Martin, Grant Gellatly, George M. Ahrend of Luvera Law Firm
Case:Estate of Kekona v. Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Type:Business Liability, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Negligent Training, Negligent Tort, Amputation
State:Washington
49
Amount:$3,500,000.00
Attorneys:John H. Norton, Kathryn A. Spencer of Norton & Norton P.C.
Case:Ngandu v. Quincy Tractor L.L.C.
Type:Business Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Wrongful Death, Forklift Accident, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort
State:Missouri
50
Amount:$3,450,000.00
Attorneys:Stephen K. Nordyke, Hope C. McCoy of Nordyke Law Offices
Case:Estate of Owen v. John Knox Village
Type:Business Liability, Nursing Home Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Fall, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort
State:Missouri

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