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Michael F. Barrett

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Barrett DeAngelo, LLC

Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-817-4909
Fax: 215-525-0254
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2022
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1984
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

An accomplished attorney with 38 years of legal experience, Michael F. Barrett has been representing clients across Pennsylvania who were injured through no fault of their own. He co-founded the law offices of Barrett DeAngelo, LLC to compassionately and efficiently assist clients in matters related to:

·       Medical malpractice: He holds negligent medical professionals and hospitals accountable for drug errors, surgical and ER mistakes, misdiagnosis, anesthesia errors, infections, birth injuries, nursing home abuse and more.

·       Personal injury: He handles personal injury claims caused due to car and motorcycle accidents, truck wrecks, unsafe premises and animal attacks.

After graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981, Mr. Barrett received his Juris Doctor from the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law in 1984. He was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania the same year and later in New Jersey, New York and the District of Columbia.

A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Mr. Barrett is certified as a civil trial attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Furthermore, he is board-certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has successfully litigated thousands of cases and procured hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of his clients. Some of his latest results include:

·       A $15 million settlement for a failed abortion

·       A $7 million recovery for a nursing home resident

·       A $6.6 million compensation for delayed diagnosis of cancer

In honor of his achievements, Mr. Barrett received the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell. He was listed in the Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers and Philadelphia’s Top-Rated Lawyers of 2014 by Legal Leaders magazine. He was also selected for inclusion in the “Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Pennsylvania” by the American Society of Legal Advocates and Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

Several professional associations have honored Mr. Barrett with membership and leadership positions. He was Co-Chair of committees of the Philadelphia Bar Association and served the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association as president,  president-elect, vice president and board member. He also functioned as a member of a Hearing Committee of the Disciplinary Board member of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and among the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice – to name a few. He has hosted seminars and conducted multiple lectures on personal injury and medical malpractice.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 90%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Selections

19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

White Papers

  • Medical Liability Claims, Coverage & Risk Management (2015) - The Rapid Rise of Big-Box Healthcare and Walk-in Retail Clinics: Addressing the Unique Malpractice Exposures Involved with this New Frontline of Healthcare Delivery. Examing the recent expansion of retail-based healthcare clinics in pharmacy stores and Big Box retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target. Addressing the complex environment of these retail clinics and the unique malpractice risks/exposures associated with their operation. The latest claims trends arising from these newer healthcare delivery models. Tips and best practices for mitigating and managing risk exposures The latest coverage trends and underwriting considerations in malpractice insurance for these walk-in retail health care clinics.

About Michael F. Barrett

First Admitted: 1984, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://barrettdeangelo.com/michael-barrett/

Verdicts/Settlements

  • $1M Delayed diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
  • $1M negligent GI surgery resulting in death...
  • $2.5M Delayed diagnosis and treatment of stroke symptoms resulting in permanent brain damage
  • $1M delayed diagnosis and treatment of COPD resulting in stroke
  • $2,441,000  Improper management of hyperthyroidism resulting in death
  • $1.25M Delayed diagnosis and treatment of liver cancer resulting in death
  • $2.2M Delayed response to cardiac monitor in MICU resulting in death
  • $2.3M Negligent spinal surgery resulting in Brown Sequard Syndrome
  • $2.75M Defective medical device resulting in infection
  • $3M Improper performance of partial shoulder replacement surgery resulting in death
  • $3M Improperly performed epidural steroid pain injection
  • $3M Delayed diagnosis and treatment of seizures in infant
  • $3.5M Delayed diagnosis and treatment of sinus infection
  • $5.5M Improper vascular surgery resulting in above-the-knee amputation
  • $5.5M Defective medical device resulting in infection and death
  • $6M Delayed treatment of throat abscess resulting in respiratory and cardiac arrest with brain damage
  • $1.13M Improper epidural steroid pain injection
  • $3M Delayed diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary emboli
  • $1M Delayed diagnosis of displaced tracheostomy tube
  • $1.25M Delayed diagnosis and treatment of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • $4.4M Delayed diagnosis and treatment of subdural hematoma resulting in stroke and permanent  neurological deficits
  • $1M Improper performance of C-section resulting in hysterectomy
  •   $1.5M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of bacterial endocarditis resulting in stroke and permanent  neurological deficits
  •   $5.2M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of neurological condition resulting in blindness
  • $1M Improper surgery resulting in retained surgical instrument
  • $1.8M Improper back surgery
  •  $15M  Failed abortion resulting in child's deformities
  • $1M Improper OB care resulting in newborn's death
  •   $2M Delayed discovery of displaced tracheostomy tube
  •   $1.1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer
  •   $2.2M Improper performance of gastric bypass surgery
  •   $1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of H1N1 influenza virus resulting in death
  •   $1.225M  Improper administration of Dilaudid resulting in death
  •   $4M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of intracranial shunt blockage
  •   $1M  Improper performance of D&C resulting in brain damage
  •   $1.5M  Delayed C-section resulting in newborn's permanent brain damage
  •   $5M  Improper OB care resulting in mother's death
  •   $1M Improper IVF resulting in provision of wrong donor semen
  •   $1.75M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of benign brain tumor resulting in permanent blindness
  •  $7M  Improper treatment of Group Home resident
  •   $1M  Improper OB care resulting in newborn's death
  •   $1.9M  Medication error resulting in child's death
  •   $1.1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
  •   $2M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of heart condition
  •   $1M  Improper podiatric foot surgery
  •   $1.2M Delayed diagnosis and treatment of spinal infection
  •   $3.5M  Delayed C-section  resulting in newborn's permanent brain damage
  •   $1M  Improper epidural steroid pain injection
  •   $1.3M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer
  •   $5M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
  •   $1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of bone cancer
  •   $1.65M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of child's infection
  •   $6.6M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
  • $1M Delayed diagnosis and treatment of infection
  • 1.85M Improper treatment of oral cancer treatment complication
  • $1.1M Improper OB care resulting in stillbirth
  • $2M Improper respiratory care

Honors/Awards

  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers, 2013
  • Philadelphia' Top Rated Lawyers of 2014
  • 100 best lawyers in both Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013
  • AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • President's Award from the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
  • 100 best lawyers in Philadelphia, 2017
  • Top Rated Lawyers in Medical Malpractice Law for 2014
  • Super Lawyers of Pennsylvania every year since 2004

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania, Board of Trustees, Member
  • Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Foundation, President, Secretary, Board of Directors

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the State of New Jersey
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Philadelphia Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2010-2011
  • President, Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Foundation
  • American Association of Justice (AAJ)
  • Judge Pro Tem Court of Common Pleas Philadelphia County
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Medico-legal Committee, Co-Chairman
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, President
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAAJ), Past Member of Board of Governors
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School American Inn of Court, 1999-2002
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member
  • Philadelphia Bar Association State Civil Litigation Section, Co-Chairperson
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Past President; Trustee, Committee for a Better Tomorrow
  • Former Hearing Committee Chairman of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Villanova University School of Law Inns of Court, Group Captain and Master
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Vice President
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Brennan Award Committee, Chair

Educational Background

  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, B.A., Honors: Magna Cum Laude, 1981

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Preparation and use of the PreTrial Memo, Speaker, CCAA, Trial Workshop, 2015
  • The Rapid Rise of Big-Box Healthcare and Walk-in Retail Clinics:  Addressing the Unique Malpractice Exposures Involved with this New Frontline of Healthcare Delivery, Speaker, Medical Liability Claims, Coverage & Risk Management, American Conference Institute's National Advanced Forum, 2015

Industry Groups

  • AAJ
  • PAAJ
  • PTLA
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Office Location for Michael F. Barrett


Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-817-4909

Fax: 215-525-0254

Last Updated: 5/17/2022

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