Timothy L. Barnes

Of Counsel

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Overview

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.

Recognition

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  • "Newark Area Lawyer of the Year," The Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury Litigation, 2021.
    A description of the selection process can be found here.
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, 2012 - 2022.
    A description of the selection process can be found here.
  • Recognized on the New Jersey Super Lawyers List, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, 2005 – 2022.
    A description of the selection process can be found here.
  • Trial Attorney of New Jersey Trial Bar Award, 2007.
    A description of the selection process can be found here.

Memberships

  • American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow, 2008)
  • 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