Daryl L. Zaslow
Shareholder - Medical Malpractice & Wrongful Death Lawyer
New Jersey medical malpractice and wrongful death lawyer, 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 and birth injuries, 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, in New Jersey. Read the article featuring Mr. Zaslow. 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.
In 2021, Mr. Zaslow was recognized by The New Jersey Law Journal as having obtained 2 of the top 4 Personal Injury recoveries in New Jersey in 2021. Mr. Zaslow was the only attorney in New Jersey who had more than one of the Top 10 recoveries in 2021. These recoveries included the largest recovery in a medical malpractice case ($7.0 million award – tied with another case) and the largest recovery in a case involving a trucking accident or motor vehicle accident ($6.85 million award). In 2020, Mr. Zaslow was recognized by The New Jersey Law Journal and TopVerdict.com as having obtained four of the Top 10 reported settlements in New Jersey in 2019. The recognition and recoveries included the largest recovery in a Medical Malpractice case ($6.5 million); Two of the Top Three largest recoveries in Medical Malpractice cases ($6.5 million and $5.0 million); and the largest recovery in a case that did not involve a class action ($6.5 million). Mr. Zaslow also had five of the Top 20 recoveries included in this list, and was the only attorney who had more than two of the Top 20 recoveries in 2019.
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. Read an article on these types of cases by Mr. Zaslow: Deconstructing the Brachial Plexus Injury Case. (Please note: Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances. These results do not guarantee similar outcomes for your case.)
Mr. Zaslow also obtained an $8.2 million verdict in a wrongful birth malpractice case in which Mr. Zaslow represented a four-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. New Jersey medical mistakes lawyer, Daryl Zaslow, has also obtained multi-million 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 for his clients extends beyond medical malpractice cases. For example, in a negligent security case he obtained a $7.8 million dollar recovery on behalf of the Estate of a 29-year-old wife and mother who was murdered and her seven-month-old son who was stabbed during a robbery and attack. A portion of the settlement was used to purchase annuities, making the total value of the settlement over $14,323,000.00. The attack occurred at an apartment complex and Mr. Zaslow argued that the Defendants were negligent in failing to have a uniformed security guard on the premises 24 hours a day. The case was ultimately settled a week into the trial.
(Please note: Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances. These results do not guarantee similar outcomes for your case.)
Daryl L. Zaslow was also 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. Watch the episode here. 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. Watch the episode here.
Mr. Zaslow also obtained a $2,650,000 verdict on behalf of the Estate of a 42-year-old man who died in a motor vehicle accident. In that trial, Mr. Zaslow argued the defendant truck driver was suffering the adverse effects of Diphenhydramine/Benadryl at the time of the accident, which include drowsiness, fatigue and disturbed coordination and that these factors contributed to the fatal accident.
Daryl L. Zaslow has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Due to the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in NADC. Mr. Zaslow has achieved the prestigious “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating possible. In 2009, Mr. Zaslow was appointed to the Advisory Board of the National Crime Victim Bar Association. The National Crime Victim Bar Association, whose office is located in Washington, D.C., is a national organization devoted to providing support to attorneys representing crime victims in civil actions. The Advisory Board consists of 26 attorneys from throughout the United States.
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.
Daryl Zaslow was featured in Big Legal Wins regarding his representation of the family of a young husband and father who died in a tragic trucking accident. Click here to watch. He also appeared in a televised forum “A Jersey Matters Town Hall: The Heroin Crisis,” This one-of-a-kind statewide town hall took place at Monmouth University on March 16, 2017. WJLP-TV (Me-TV) in association with the Asbury Park Press sponsored the program to discuss the real problem of heroin and opiate addictions and deaths in New Jersey. The appearance starts at approximately 48 minutes of the program. View segments from the Town Hall forum here.
About Daryl Zaslow
Daryl Zaslow is a lifelong resident of Monmouth County, and resides with his family in Holmdel. A former varsity catcher, point guard and quarterback, Mr. Zaslow attended The College of William & Mary on a baseball scholarship, where he was a catcher and captain on the baseball team and where he became a District Academic All-American. When he is not in the office or court, he enjoys fishing, boating and spending time with his family.
Areas of Practice
- Medical Malpractice
- Wrongful Death
- Significant Personal Injury
- New Jersey, 1996
- S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1996
- Lecturer, American Association for Justice
- Lecturer, ICLE
- Lecturer, New Jersey Association for Justice
- American Association for Justice
- New Jersey Association for Justice
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- Monmouth Bar Association
- Ocean County Bar Association
Honors, Awards, and Professional Associations
- Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” Medical Malpractice – Plaintiffs, Woodbridge, NJ (2024, 2022, 2020)
- The Best Lawyers in America (2011-2024)
- The National Trial Lawyers Top 25 Medical Malpractice (2018-2023)
- New Jersey Law Journal Personal Injury Hall of Fame (2015)
- AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible
- The International Society of Barristers
- Certified Civil Trial Attorney
- New Jersey Super Lawyers (2009-2022, Rising Star 2006-2008)
- Ten Leaders – America’s Experienced, Accomplished Professionals
- American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
- D., Doctor of Jurisprudence (Cum Laude) - 1996
- The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
- A., Bachelor of Arts - 1993
- Honors: With Honors
Certified Legal Specialties
- Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey
Featured Articles and Appearances
- Big Legal Wins with Aron Solomon and Special Guest Daryl Zaslow of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow in NJ
- Daryl L. Zaslow Featured in Best Lawyers: "High Risks, High Rewards" in 2020
- Daryl L. Zaslow obtains 4 of the top 10 published settlements
- Co-Chair and Lecturer, 18thAnnual Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims, June 26-27, 2019 (PDF)
- Daryl Zaslow: Ten Leaders Update, 2018 (PDF)
- "Deconstructing The Brachial Plexus Injury Case" was published in Trial Magazine's Medical Malpractice Issue (PDF)
- Zaslow appeared on an episode of ABC News Program 20/20
- Zaslow and the family of James McNair appeared on Entertainment Tonight
- Daryl L. Zaslow was featured in a televised forum "A Jersey Matters Town Hall: The Heroin Crisis"