Mr. Zaslow’s accomplishments include a landmark verdict on behalf of a child who sustained a birth injury to her brachial plexus. The verdict in excess of $5.5 million is one of the largest ever obtained in an Erb’s Palsy or shoulder dystocia case. A large part of Mr. Zaslow’s practice is devoted to representing children who have sustained brachial plexus injuries at birth as a result of medical malpractice and Mr. Zaslow has given national lectures on the legal and medical issues unique to these types of shoulder dystocia or Erb’s Palsy cases. Mr. Zaslow also obtained an $8.2 million verdict in a wrongful birth malpractice case in which Mr. Zaslow represented a 4 year old child with Down syndrome and his parents. Mr. Zaslow argued that the defendants not only failed to order the requisite prenatal screening tests but also failed to properly interpret a prenatal ultrasound that showed markers for Down syndrome. Mr. Zaslow argued that the ultrasound markers necessitated that the mother be offered an amniocentesis. Had an amniocentesis been performed it would have diagnosed Down syndrome, and the mother would have terminated the pregnancy, thereby avoiding the extraordinary costs and mental anguish associated with raising and caring for a person with Down syndrome.
Mr. Zaslow has also obtained multimillion dollar recoveries for clients in other cases involving negligent prenatal screening of birth defects and genetic disorders. Such cases have involved failures to detect Cystic Fibrosis and congenital heart defects. Mr. Zaslow regularly handles cases involving the negligent performance of complex prenatal screening tests and he has given national lectures on handling such cases. Mr. Zaslow’s success at trial extends beyond medical malpractice cases. For example, he obtained a $2,650,000 verdict on behalf of the Estate of a 42 year old man who died in a motor vehicle accident. In that trial, Mr. Zaslow argued the defendant truck driver was suffering the adverse effects of Diphenhydramine/Benadryl at the time of the accident, which include drowsiness, fatigue and disturbed coordination and that these factors contributed to the fatal accident.
Mr. Zaslow is a frequent lecturer for the American Association for Justice, ICLE and the New Jersey Association for Justice on medical malpractice, wrongful birth and trial skills. Mr. Zaslow is a lifelong resident of Monmouth County and resides with his family in Holmdel. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the New Jersey Association for Justice, the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Monmouth and Ocean County Bar Associations