Burch v. Children's Hospital of Orange County

Verdict:   $51,639,230

Becky Burch suffered brain damage and is confined to a wheelchair after her car was struck by a truck owned by Children's Hospital of Orange County. The issue was the appropriate level of attendant care Becky needed for the rest of her life. The defense argued for $3,000,000. Eventually, they offered $25,000,000 of their $50,000,000 insurance policy to settle. The offer was rejected. The resulting jury verdict was the largest in the history of California.