Defective Drug Litigation
Dozens of new prescription medications hit the market each year, bringing relief to millions but taking a human toll on thousands of others. So many of these “wonder drugs” and “medical breakthroughs” have turned out to be damaging or fatal that drug recall litigation is now an industry of its own.
The Kansas City law firm of Dempsey & Kingsland has the sophisticated knowledge and decades of personal injury trial experience to hold a giant drug company accountable for injury or death. We are small enough to offer clients personal attention and support while aggressively pursuing compensation on their behalf.
If your loved one suffered permanent injury and died from complications of a dangerous drug, call 816-421-6868 for a free case evaluation. We can advise whether the medication is the subject of a drug recall and determine if you have a case for damages.
We can initiate individual lawsuits or represent our clients’ interests in class action litigation. Some products have been taken off the market in full-scale drug recall after patients died or suffered permanent injury. Others have been forced to warn the public of the risks of grave side effects such as heart attack, stroke, brain damage, liver damage, hemorrhage and paralysis. Litigation has covered the spectrum:
- Reglan (metoclopramide)
- Trasylol (heart surgery)
- Gadolinium (metal found in MRI contrast dyes)
- Duragesic Fentanyl Pain Patch (pain relief)
- Avandia (diabetes)
- Paxil (anti-depressant)
- Byetta (diabetes)
- Digitek (heart)
- Levaquin (antibiotic)
- Accutane (acne drug)
- Ortho-Evra (birth control)
- Fosamax (osteoporosis medication)
- Raptiva (psoriasis drug)
- Rituxan (arthritis/lymphoma/lupus)
- Osmoprep (colonoscopy prep)
- Fleet Phospho-soda (colonoscopy prep)
- Visicol (colonoscopy prep)
With each wave of new drugs come reports of horrific complications. The experienced trial lawyers of Dempsey & Kingsland are diligent in staying abreast of verdicts, class action filings, drug recalls and “scouting reports” of the next defective drug. We have secured substantial verdicts and settlements in products liability cases, and have extensive background in medical trauma and causation from decades of experience in medical malpractice litigation.
If you believe that a prescription medication or over-the-counter drug caused the serious injury or wrongful death of a loved one, contact us online or call 816-421-6868 for a free initial consultation.