Timothy L. Barnes

Barnes, Timothy

Of Counsel Morristown, NJ
973.889.4348
tlbarnes@pbnlaw.com

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Timothy Barnes is Of Counsel to Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C and member of the firm’s Personal Client Services practice group. He practices in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury and crime victims rights.

Prior Relevant Experience
  • Barnes & Barnes, Chatham, New Jersey, Partner, 1978–2006
Honors and Awards
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, 2012 - 2017
  • Recognized on the New Jersey Super Lawyers List, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, 2005 – 2017
  • Trial Attorney of New Jersey Trial Bar Award, 2007

Honors and Awards

Organizations/Memberships
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of New Jersey (Board of Governors, 2002–2005)
  • Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (Trustee and Officer, 1983–1994; President, 1994–1995)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (President, Northern New Jersey Chapter, 1998–1999; National Board 1999–2010; Secretary, 2004–2005)
  • District X Ethics Committee—Morris/Sussex (1997–2001, Chair 2000–2001)
  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, Board on Trial Attorney Certification
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers (Fellow, 2001)
  • International Society of Barristers (Fellow, 2002)
  • Wake Forest University Alumni Council, 1983–1985
  • University of Richmond Law School Alumni Association, 1998–2001; 2003–2006; President 2004–2006
  • Matheny Medical and Education Center, Board of Directors, 2004–2006
  • Kappa Alpha Order advisor, Princeton University, 2001-2010
  • New Providence Board of Education, 1994-2000; President 1997-1999
Recent Results
  • $7,500,000 settlement for the family of a child born with cerebral palsy as a result of oxygen deprivation during labor
  • $8,300,000 against gynecologist and general surgeon for perforation of the large bowel during performance of a D&C, a 15-minute gynecological procedure, resulting in a coma and reconstructive surgeries
  • $7,500,000 against obstetrician for failure to perform a timely Caesarian section after failing to diagnose the mother's perforated uterus, leading to diagnosis of cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia in newborn
  • $5,000,000 against obstetrician and obstetrical nurse at hospital for failure to properly read fetal monitor strips, leading to hypoxia and cerebral palsy in newborn
  • $4,500,000 against both an obstetrician and a neonatologist for failure to diagnose fetal distress in a mother in labor, and then failing to properly resuscitate the newborn child, leading to the child's brain damage and cerebral palsy
  • $3,500,000 against family practitioner for failure to diagnose, by failing to properly take patient's blood pressure, malignant hypertension in the doctor's office, leading to severe vision loss of the patient
  • $3,500,000 against obstetrical nurse for failure to properly read the fetal monitor strip, leading to a delayed Caesarian section, causing brain damage and cerebral palsy in newborn
  • $3,350,000 against obstetrician and nurse for failure to diagnose fetal distress in a patient in labor.  Both doctor and nurse misread the fetal monitor strip pattern, leading brain damage in newborn
  • $3,250,000 against laboratory for misreading two PAP smears, delaying the diagnosis of cervical cancer, leading to metastasis and patient's death
  • $3,200,000 against laboratory for misreading a PAP smear, delaying the diagnosis of cervical cancer, leading to her complete pelvic exenteration and metastatic cancer and ultimate death
  • $2,950,000 against laboratory and internist for failure to properly perform and then interpret a patient's PAP smear, delaying diagnosis of cervical cancer and causing her death
  • $2,500,000 against obstetrician and hospital for failure to diagnose fetal distress, losing the fetal monitor strips, delaying a Caesarian section, and resulting in brain damage and cerebral palsy to the child
  • $2,000,000 against neurosurgeon for failure to diagnose and treat a spinal cord injury with a back brace, resulting in additional partial paralysis
  • $2,000,000 against two nurse practitioners for failure to diagnose retinoblastoma, cancer of the retina, in a young child's eyes, resulting in metastatic disease and vision loss
  • $1,250,000 against obstetrician for failure to properly diagnose fetal distress in a mother in labor, and failure to properly read a fetal monitor strip, all causing brain damage and cerebral palsy in newborn
  • $1,210,000 against a tavern and social host for serving an intoxicated patron, and against the driver who negligently operated a car, which struck and fatally injured a pedestrian
  • $1,150,000 against a urologist for failure to diagnose urological cancer, leading to patient's death
  • $1,150,000 against chiropractor and neurologist for failure to diagnose a cervical herniated disc, a C4-5, resulting in paralysis to patient
  • $1,100,000 against a general practitioner and a physician's assistant for failure to diagnose a cerebral aneurysm, leading to a patient's stroke and partial paralysis
  • $1,100,000 against an internist for failure to recommend timely colorectal screening in a 55-year-old patient, leading to a delayed diagnosis of colon cancer and her death
  • $1,000,000 against a gynecologist for perforating a patient's colon during a D&C, resulting in a colostomy and reconstructive surgeries
Publications
  • "Gynecological Malpractice Claims," New Jersey Law Journal - Medical Malpractice Supplement, June 29, 2009
  • "Bad Blood Law," New Jersey Law Journal, September 19, 1991
Speaking Engagements
  • "The Anatomy of an Obstetric Malpractice Case: An Examination of Every Stage and Trial Techniques," Panelist, ACI 14th Annual Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims, Philadelphia, PA, June 24, 2015.
  • "Ethical Issues of Client Retention," Association for Justice, Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 19, 2013.
  • Medical Malpractice Law in New Jersey," C.L.A.S.S. – Continuing Legal Accreditation Service, Totowa, New Jersey, May 12, 2011.
  • "Hot Tips for Personal Injury Lawyers," Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Woodbridge, New Jersey, December 10, 2010.
  • "Representing Crime Victims," Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, New Jersey, October 1, 2010.
  • "Abota Trial Academy," Princeton, New Jersey, June 7, 8, 9, 2010.
  • "Hot Tips for Civil Litigation," Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, New Jersey, September 12, 2009.
  • "Gynecological Malpractice," New Jersey Association for Justice, Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 24, 2009.
  • "Screening a Medical Malpractice Case," Morris County Bar Association, Morristown, New Jersey, October 29, 2008.
  • "Personal Injury Claims for Disabled Plaintiffs: Maximizing Recoveries & Protecting Government Aid," New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, New Jersey, February 12, 2007.
  • "Risk Management for Fraternities," Wood Province, Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Chestertown, Maryland, February 17, 2006.

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Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1978
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1978
  • New York, 1985
  • United States Supreme Court, 2001

Education

T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, J.D., 1978

Wake Forest University, Winston- Salem, North Carolina, B.A., 1973

Contact Address

100 Southgate Parkway

Morristown, NJ 07962-1997

Phone: 973.538.4006

Fax: 973.538.5146

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