Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
Daryl L. Zaslow is a principal with the law firm of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP and is Certified by the Supreme
Court of the State of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Mr. Zaslow's zealous advocacy and transcendent preparation have been instrumental in achieving significant awards for his clients by way of trial verdicts and settlements. He concentrates his practice in various areas of medical malpractice, including obstetrical malpractice, failures in prenatal diagnosis of birth defects and failures in diagnosing cancer cases. He also represents victims in wrongful death and significant personal injury cases.
In 2024, 2022 and 2020, Mr. Zaslow was recognized by Best Lawyers in America as its “Lawyer of the Year” in Medical Malpractice – Plaintiffs, Woodbridge, New Jersey. In 2023, Mr. Zaslow obtained a $12,000,000 recovery on behalf of the Estate of a 35 year old man who died after being admitted to a Hospital’s Emergency Department for a severe allergic reaction. Mr. Zaslow argued that the emergency medicine physician and the emergency department’s nurses and medical staff collectively failed to timely administer proper medications and failed to ensure an intubation was performed before his client went into cardiorespiratory arrest. A portion of the settlement was used to purchase annuities which brought the total value of the recovery to over $21,000,000.
Mr. Zaslow’s accomplishments include a landmark verdict on behalf of a child who sustained a birth injury to her brachial plexus. The verdict in excess of $5.5 million is one of the largest ever obtained in an Erb’s Palsy or shoulder dystocia case. A large part of Mr. Zaslow’s practice is devoted to representing children who have sustained brachial plexus injuries at birth as a result of medical malpractice and Mr. Zaslow has given national lectures on the legal and medical issues unique to these types of shoulder dystocia or Erb’s Palsy cases. Mr. Zaslow also obtained an $8.2 million verdict in a wrongful birth malpractice case in which Mr. Zaslow represented a 4 year old child with Down syndrome and his parents. Mr. Zaslow argued that the defendants not only failed to order the requisite prenatal screening tests but also failed to properly interpret a prenatal ultrasound that showed markers for Down syndrome. Mr. Zaslow argued that the ultrasound markers necessitated that the mother be offered an amniocentesis. Had an amniocentesis been performed it would have diagnosed Down syndrome, and the mother would have terminated the pregnancy, thereby avoiding the extraordinary costs and mental anguish associated with raising and caring for a person with Down syndrome.
Mr. Zaslow has also obtained multimillion dollar recoveries for clients in other cases involving negligent prenatal screening of birth defects and genetic disorders. Such cases have involved failures to detect Cystic Fibrosis and congenital heart defects. Mr. Zaslow regularly handles cases involving the negligent performance of complex prenatal screening tests and he has given national lectures on handling such cases.
Mr. Zaslow’s success extends beyond medical malpractice cases. Mr. Zaslow was retained by the family and the Estate of James McNair (“Jimmy Mack”) due to the tragic death of their father in a fatal car accident involving a Walmart tractor-trailer. Mr. McNair was the only person killed in the accident in which his close friend Tracy Morgan was also injured. Mr. Zaslow appeared on an episode of ABC News Program 20/20, in coverage discussing the dangers of sleep-deprived truckers on our roadways. Mr. Zaslow and the family of James McNair also appeared on Entertainment Tonight after Mr. Zaslow obtained a very successful settlement for the family. The settlement received national attention by the press and media.
Mr. Zaslow is a frequent lecturer for the American Association for Justice, ICLE and the New Jersey Association for Justice on medical malpractice, wrongful birth and trial skills. Mr. Zaslow also regularly lectures to medical care providers on medical malpractice issues. Mr. Zaslow is a lifelong resident of Monmouth County and resides with his family in Holmdel. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the New Jersey Association for Justice, the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Monmouth and Ocean County Bar Associations