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Barry R. Eichen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Edison, NJ

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
40 Ethel Road
Edison, NJ 08817
Phone: 732-777-0100
Fax: 732-248-8273
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022
Licensed in New Jersey Since: 1986
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

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Attorney Profile

A partner at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP, in Edison, New Jersey, Barry R. Eichen is one of the most prominent trial attorneys in the state. With a practice focused on the areas of product liability, medical malpractice and employment discrimination, he has helped many of his clients to obtain multimillion-dollar settlements or verdicts in their favor.

A longtime Edison resident with deep roots in the community, Mr. Eichen earned his bachelor’s and law degrees from Seton Hall University in nearby Newark. Today, he is admitted to practice in the state courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He has been certified as a civil trial attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Mr. Eichen is a lifetime member of the exclusive Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization whose membership is open only to attorneys who have helped clients to recover trial verdicts or settlements of $2 million or more. Mr. Eichen has a record of a number of such verdicts and settlements. In one case, he helped the state of Pennsylvania to obtain a $51 million verdict against a medical company that had been overcharging Medicare recipients. In another case, he helped a client to recover a verdict of more than $19 million in the case of a railroad worker who developed a fatal disease after being exposed to hazardous materials in the workplace.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Eichen is also active in a number of professional organizations. He has served as a member of the board of governors for the American Association for Justice. He is also a member of the Middlesex County Bar Association, among other organizations.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Selections

17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Barry R. Eichen

First Admitted: 1986, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: http://www.njadvocates.com/attorneys/barry-r-eichen/

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey

Educational Background

  • Edison High School

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Best Lawyers 2016 through 2022, 2016
  • Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Florida State Bar, 2018
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania, 1986
  • Member, Schering-Plough Intron A Drug Litigation
  • American Association For Justice, Board of Governors
  • New Jersey, 1986
  • Member, The Plaintiff's Steering Committee for the Vytorin/Zetia Drug Litigation
  • Served on the Board of Governors for ATLA-NJ
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1986

Honors/Awards

  • Best of the Best Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys, Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys, Best of the Best Attorneys, 2019
  • Included in the New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • Ten Leaders, 2012 through 2014
  • Member, The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • , AVVO, 2011 through 2021, AVVO
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The American Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • Selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list, 2007 through 2022

Verdicts/Settlements

  • $6,000,000 Settlement for Healthcare NegligenceBarry Eichen, Shareholder at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP, obtained a $6 million settlement for a plaintiff who died as the result of healthcare negligence., 2021
  • $1,250,000 Settlement for a Motorcycle Accident.   Barry Eichen, Shareholder at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP, obtained a $1.25 million settlement for a plaintiff who was involved in a motorcycle accident which resulted in a foot amputation.  On October 6, 2020, 45 year old Hal Hvidsten, an unlicensed and uninsured motorcyclist, was riding on North County Line Road in Jackson, New Jersey.  As he was riding, a minivan owned and operated by Kathleen Mcquilla attempted to make a left in front of him onto Jackson Mills Road.  The minivan struck Mr. Hvidsten, crushing his left leg against the motorcycle. Mr. Hvisten was Medivac’ed to Jersey Shore Medical Center where he eventually underwent amputation of his left leg below the knee. Defendant insurance company attributed fault to Mr. Hvidsten due to amphetamines in his system. Defendants tendered their full policy limits of $1,250,000., 2021
  • $1,025,000 Settlement for Bicycle Accident.On July 29, 2020, 26 year old Steven Allen, Jr. was riding his bicycle on Evergreen Place and Freeway Drive in East Orange.  After waiting at the corner for the right of way, he began to cross the street.  As he did, a dumpster hauling Mack Truck owned by Go Pro Waste Services made a right hand turn onto the street Mr. Allen was crossing.  The truck struck Mr. Allen on his left side, knocking him and his bicycle to the ground, and proceeded to run over him.  A second vehicle, a Ford Econoline Van owned and operated by one Terry Christie then also ran over Mr. Allen.  Mr. Allen was pronounced dead at the scene.  Plaintiffs retained a mechanical engineer, an accident reconstructionist, an economist and a pain and suffering expert to review the facts and offer opinions.  Defendants each settled for their respective policy limits; $1,000,000 from Defendant Go Pro Waste Services and $25,000 from Defendant Christie., 2021
  • $1,000,000 Settlement for a commercial vehicle accident.   Barry Eichen, Shareholder at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP, obtained a $1 million settlement for a plaintiff who died as the result of a collision that occurred with a commercial vehicle. , 2021
  • Barry Eichen Obtains $4.9M Settlement for Mother of Passenger Killed in Accident Barry Eichen, Shareholder at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP, obtained a $4.9 million settlement for the mother of a passenger who was killed in a car accident involving a tractor-trailer., 2020
  • $1,250,000 Million Dollar Settlement Automobile Accident.  Barry Eichen, shareholder, obtained a $1.25 Million Dollar settlement for a passenger who suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident.  Babcock vs. Clearfield Motors., 2019
  • $5,350,000 Recovery for Foreman Injured in Fall on the Jobsite Ward v. Aurolife: A 60-year-old foreman of a Plumbing/HVAC company injured when he fell through a 6×6 square hole on a second-floor mezzanine has settled for $5,350,000. On September 3, 2014, Plaintiff was working at Aurolife Pharma, USA in Dayton, New Jersey, completing the installation of a fluid bed process room and dryer.  As he was working on a second-floor mezzanine, he fell through an unguarded 6×6 square hole, landing on the concrete floor over twenty feet below. Plaintiff suffered fractures including: his pelvis requiring a plate and screws, lumbar spine, ribs, and left foot.  Plaintiff also suffered a traumatic brain injury.  He also now walks with a permanent limp. The injuries render Plaintiff unable to return to his job as a construction foreman.  As a result, Plaintiff claimed lost wages just short of a million dollars. The defendant owner of the property and the general contractor both maintained the other was responsible for safety on the site, including providing protective measures around the hole.  A third defendant performed a widening of the hole the day before the fall.  They maintained they were not at fault due to the shortness of their involvement as well as maintaining they instructed the general contractor to cover the hole. The three defendants argued that Plaintiff had a duty of safety himself.  They also argued he was contributorily negligent in so much as he had been on the mezzanine at least ten times prior and was well aware of the unsafe condition of the unprotected hole. Over thirty depositions were taken in this matter and the parties were ready to proceed to trial.  However, the case was settled amongst all parties two weeks prior to the trial date. Plaintiff counsel, Barry R. Eichen, of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP, was hired retained by Mr. Ward, and was assisted by Christopher Conrad. Barry Eichen was able to secure the settlement for his client, who was unable to return to work as a foreman, and who now suffers with a permanent limp., 2018
  • $5,500,000 Settlement for Automobile AccidentBarry Eichen, Shareholder at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP, obtained a $5.5 million settlement for a plaintiff who died as the result of a commercial vehicle collision. , 2017
  • $2,300,000 Verdict for Fall Down an Interior Staircase Attorney Barry Eichen  obtained a jury award in Middlesex County of $2,300,000.00. Plaintiff suffered injuries as a result of a fall down an interior staircase., 2014
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2010, wherein he obtained a $51 Million verdict against Johnson & Johnson for overcharging Medicaid recipients. This verdict lead to a recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2010
  • $10,600,000 Jury Verdict for Ford Explorer Product Liability, 2007
  • $19,200,000 Jury Verdict for Railroad Worker Death, 2005
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Office Location for Barry R. Eichen

40 Ethel Road
Edison, NJ 08817

Phone: 732-777-0100

Fax: 732-248-8273

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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