Case Results

*Prior results do not guarantee future outcome.

A History Of Success In California

At the Law Office of Michael E. Gatto PC, our firm strives to achieve the best possible outcome for every one of our clients. Below are some examples of verdicts and settlements won by talented personal injury lawyer, Michael Gatto.

$112,255,781.82 Jury Verdict (Future Value); $12,132,780 (Present Value)

Brian C. v. Contra Costa County

One fetus died and the survivor suffered severe permanent brain damage due to negligent obstetrical care.

Contra Costa Times Article

Verdict Search – Largest Medical Malpractice Verdict in California in 2014

$10,000,000 Settlement

Birth injury leading to hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy/cerebral palsy.

$5,850,000 Settlement:  Craigg v. City of Manteca, Et. Al.

Two motorcyclists suffered fatal injuries due to dangerous condition of roadway in Manteca.

$5,000,000 Confidential Settlement

Motorist suffered paraplegia due to dangerous condition of roadway.

$4,200,000 Confidential Settlement: Lynda S. v. Doe International Conglomerate

Worker suffered lumbar and cervical injuries while walking backwards to take a photograph.

$3,404,173 Settlement: Arguello v. Norman’s Nursery, Inc. Santa Cruz County Superior Court

31 year old disabled man and his 53 year old father rear-ended on Highway 1. Son suffered lumbar spine fractures and exacerbation of pre-existing seizure disorder. Father suffered aggravation of pre-existing degenerated cervical spine treated non-surgically.

$3,300,000 Confidential Settlement

Tenants exposed to chemical that was both neurotoxin and carcinogen.

$3,000,000.00 Settlement – Esquivel v. Contra Costa County

Delayed Response to Obstetrical Emergency resulted in spastic quadriplegia.

Verdict Search – Family: Hospital failed to recognize fetal distress prior to delivery

$2,500,000 Settlement: Enkhamgalan, et al. v. Contra Costa County

Failure to identify and respond to evidence of fetal distress results in brain injury.

$2,000,000.00 Confidential Settlement – Doe Patient v. Roe Skilled Nursing Facility

Failure to administer anticoagulation as ordered. Resulted in severe stroke. Forensic analysis demonstrated record falsification.

$1,700,000 Settlement: Cynthia H. v. Rugg, Et. al.

District Attorney Investigator sustained cervical spine injuries requiring artificial disc surgery due to three separate low speed collisions.


$1,600,000 Settlement Bus Driver Runs Over Child Causing Death

An Alameda -Contra Costa Transit District bus struck a 2 year old child who was chasing a ball on a residential Oakland Street on September 20, 2016. Esera Verdict


$1,600,000 Confidential Product Liability Settlement

$1,500,000 Confidential Settlement against Conglomerate Delivery Company

$1,450,000.00 Janissa W. v. Hayward Area Recreation District

Seven year old girl “scalped” by BBQ pit, a dangerous condition at local park.

$1,250,000 Settlement

Special Needs first grade student suffered fractured femur.

$1,250,000 Settlement

Guest is run over and killed at party by drunk driver. $250,000 recovered from driver. $1,000,000 recovered from homeowner for failure to render aid.

Confidential Medical Malpractice Settlement

Negligent OB care results in hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy/cerebral palsy.