Verdicts & Settlements

$6,600,000 Failure to Diagnose Cancer on Time

$2,050,000 Diving Tank Injuries Case

$2,000,000 Fatal Trucking Accident

$1,800,000 Unnecessary Back Surgery

$1,600,000 Death in Head-On Collision and Family Stress-Induced Suicide

$1,600,000 Delco Drunk Driving Case

$1,500,000 Stroke Victim Due to Delayed Diagnosis

$1,250,000 Failure to Diagnosis Lymphoma on Time

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Michael F. Barrett

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Office: 215-575-2986
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One Liberty Place, 52nd Floor
1650 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Michael F. Barrett is a personal injury attorney who focuses on medical malpractice, professional negligence, civil rights, prescription drug and medical device products liability and a broad spectrum of other civil litigation cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and the District of Columbia.

A champion of medical malpractice victims, Mr. Barrett is committed to raising the level of care provided by healthcare providers. He has achieved numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky clients, including:

 

  • $15M  Failed abortion resulting in child's deformities
  • $7M  Improper treatment of Group Home resident
  • $6.6M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
  • $5.2M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of neurological condition resulting in blindness
  • $5M  Improper OB care resulting in mother's death
  • $5M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
  • $4.4M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of subdural hematoma resulting in stroke and permanent  neurological deficits
  • $4M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of intracranial shunt blockage
  • $3.5M  Delayed C-section  resulting in newborn's permanent brain damage
  • $3M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary emboli
  • $2.2M Improper performance of gastric bypass surgery
  • $2M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of heart condition
  • $2M  Improper respiratory care
  • $2M Delayed discovery of displaced tracheostomy tube
  • $1.9M  Medication error resulting in child's death
  • 1.85M  Improper treatment of oral cancer treatment complication
  • $1.8M  Improper back surgery
  • $1.75M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of benign brain tumor resulting in permanent blindness
  • $1.65M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of child's infection
  • $1.5M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of bacterial endocarditis resulting in stroke and permanent  neurological deficits
  • $1.5M  Delayed C-section resulting in newborn's permanent brain damage
  • $1.3M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer
  • $1.25M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • $1.225M  Improper administration of Dilaudid resulting in death
  • $1.2M Delayed diagnosis and treatment of spinal infection
  • $1.13M  Improper epidural steroid pain injection
  • $1.1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer
  • $1.1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
  • $1.1M  Improper OB care resulting in stillbirth
  • $1M  Improper OB care resulting in newborn's death
  • $1M  Improper OB care resulting in newborn's death
  • $1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of infection
  • $1M  Improper surgery resulting in retained surgical instrument
  • $1M Improper IVF resulting in provision of wrong donor semen
  • $1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of bone cancer
  • $1M  Improper performance of C-section resulting in hysterectomy
  • $1M  Improper performance of D&C resulting in brain damage
  • $1M  Improper epidural steroid pain injection
  • $1M  Delayed diagnosis of displaced tracheostomy tube
  • $1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of H1N1 influenza virus resulting in death
  • $1M  Improper podiatric foot surgery
  • $1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer

 

Honors

Mr. Barrett is considered one of Pennsylvania's best medical malpractice attorneys. He has been a member of Philadelphia magazine's peer-selected, top 5 percent Super Lawyers of Pennsylvania every year since 2005. In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013 the same publication named him one of the 100 best lawyers in both Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. In 2013, Mr. Barrett was selected as one of the Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers, the U.S. legal profession's oldest peer-review publication. He has received an AV rating, the highest possible rating, from Martindale-Hubbell as well as being named one of their Top Rated Lawyers in Medical Malpractice Law for 2014. He was also selected by Legal Leaders magazine as one of Philadelphia' Top Rated Lawyers of 2014. In 2006, Mr. Barrett received the President's Award from the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.

Education, Training and Experience

Mr. Barrett graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a J.D. law degree from the Villanova University School of Law. Mr. Barrett is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, is a Certified Civil Pre-Trial and Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocates and is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Mr. Barrett regularly lectures lawyers, law students and other professional groups on such topics as personal injury law, handling delayed diagnosis of cancer cases and selecting jury members and expert witnesses.

Professional Service

Mr. Barrett's services to the legal profession include:

  • President, President-Elect, Vice President and Board Member, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Hearing Committee Chairman, Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Board of Governors, Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Co-Chairman, Medico-legal Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Chair, Brennan Award Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Philadelphia Bar Foundation
  • Co-Chairperson, Philadelphia Bar Association State Civil Litigation Section
  • Group Captain and Master, Villanova University School of Law Inns of Court

Community Service

Mr. Barrett is Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Foundation. He also is a member of the Board of Trustees of Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania, where he formerly served as legal counsel.

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