More You Know: Largest Lawsuits and Settlements in the U.S.

No one likes lawsuits and settlements because it means something bad happened. Here are the top ten largest class action lawsuits and settlements in general, medical malpractice lawsuits, and police and prison misconduct. The information might trigger emotions but that wasn’t my intention. The bottom line while most corporations and organizations keep themselves in check, costly mistakes and deaths happen, and when they do, those guilty should face the punishments.

LARGEST CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS AND SETTLEMENTS SINCE 2020 (SOURCE:ANDY GILLIN)


1. TOBACCO SETTLEMENTS FOR $206 BILLION IN 1998
2. BP GULF OF MEXICO OIL SPILL $20 BILLION IN 2016
3. VOLKSWAGEN EMISSIONS SCANDAL $14.7 BILLION IN 2016
4. ENRON SECURITIES FRAUD $7.2 BILLION IN 2008
5. WORLDCOM ACCOUNTING SCANDAL $6.1 BILLION IN 2005
6. FEN-PHEN DIET DRUGS $3.8 BILLION IN 2000
7. AMERICAN INDIAN TRUST $3.4 BILLION IN 2011
8. SILICONE BREAST IMPLANTS $3.4 BILLION IN 1990S
9. CENDANT ACCOUNTING FRAUD $3.2 BILLION IN 2000
10. TYCO ACCOUNTING SCANDAL $3.2 BILLION IN 2007

LARGEST MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUITS AND SETTLEMENTS SINCE 2019 (SOURCE: HM TEAM)


1.	NEGLIGENCE AND FALSIFIED MEDICAL RECORDS DURING A DELIVERY OF BABY IN 
        CALIFORNIA $74.5 MILLION
2.	INFANT SUFFERED BRAIN DAMAGE DURING DELIVERY OF BABY IN CONNECTICUT 
        $58.6 MILLION
3.	ETHICS VIOLATION OF UNNECESSARY PROCEDURES IN FLORIDA $38.5 MILLION
4.	OXYGEN DEPRIVATION DURING DELIVERY OF BABY IN FLORIDA $31 MILLION
5.	MISDIAGNOSIS OF HEART CONDITION IN VIRGINIA $25 MILLION
6.	OXYGEN DEPRIVATION DURING DELIVERY OF BABY IN MINNESOTA $23.2 MILLION
7.	BIRTH INJURY DURING DELIVERY OF BABY IN PENNSYLVANIA $20.5 MILLION
8.	BREAST CANCER MISDIAGNOSIS IN NEW YORK $15 MILLION 
9.	BIRTH INJURY DURING DELIVERY OF BABY IN WISCONSIN $11.4 MILLION 
10.	OBJECTS IN STOMACH DURING AUTOPOSY IN ARIZONA $11 MILLION

LARGEST LEGAL SETTLEMENTS AGAINST POLICE AND PRISON MISCONDUCT SINCE 2016 (SOURCE: HUFFPOST)


1.	CENTRAL PARK FIVE IN NEW YORK $41 MILLION (WRONGFULLY ACCUSED)
2.	JUSTINE RUSZCYK FAMILY IN MINNESOTA $20 MILLION (FIRED UPON AND DIED 
        AFTER CALLING 911 FOR HELP)
3.	CHRISTINA EILMAN RELEASED WITHOUT ASSISTANCE IN ILLINOIS $10.2 MILLION
        (SEXUALLY ASSAULTED AND THROWN OUT WINDOW)
4.	ALTON LOGAN IN ILLINOIS $10.2 MILLION (FALSE IMPRISONMENT)
5.	ABNER LOUIMA IN NEW YORK $8.75 MILLION (MISTREATMENT IN JAIL)
6.	DAVID RANTA IN NEW YORK $6.4 MILLION (FALSE IMPRISONMENT)
7.	ERIC GARNER FAMILY IN NEW YORK $5.9 MILLION (DIED DURING ARREST)
8.	REKIA BOYD FAMILY IN MASSACHUSETTS $4.5 MILLION (INNOCENT BYSTANDER 
        FIRED UPON AND DIED)
9.	TWO WOMEN WHO WERE FIRED UPON DURING MANHUNT IN 
        CALIFORNIA $4.2 MILLION (TRUCK HAD 100 BULLETS IN IT)
10.   DAVID WOODMAN FAMILY IN MASSACHUSETTS $3 MILLION (DIED IN CUSTODY)


AND GEORGE FLOYD IN MINNESOTA $27 MILLION (DIED DURING ARREST)

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