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  • J Scott BertramJ. Scott Bertram

    Kansas City Product Liability Attorney

    Scott Bertram is a graduate of Missouri State University, and the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law. He has practiced since 1974.

    Prior to 1997, Scott Bertram handled primarily medical negligence cases with an emphasis in injuries to children due to obstetrical or neonatal negligence, and handled numerous cases involving clients who became HIV positive due to blood transfusions.

    Mass Tort Litigation

    Since 1997, he has been primarily involved in mass tort litigation. He has represented clients in the following multi-district litigations:

    • In Re Diet Drug (phentermine/fenfluramine/dexfenfluramine) Products Liability Litigation, MDL #1203;
    • In Re Propulsid Products Liability Litigation, MDL #1355;
    • In Re Baycol Products Liability Litigation, MDL #1431;
    • In Re Rezulin Products Liability Litigation, MDL #1348;
    • In Re Vioxx Product Liability Litigation, MDL #1657;
    • In Re Bextra and Celebrex Marketing Sales Practices and Product Liability Litigation, MDL #1699;
    • In Re Avandia Product Liability Litigation, MDL #­1871;
    • Mr. Bertram also served on the Steering Committee in In Re: Oral Sodium Phosphate Solution-Based Products Liability Litigation, in the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Case No. 1:09-SP-80000 (MDL Docket No. 2066).

    Transvaginal Mesh Litigation

    Mr. Bertram has and/or is representing over 1,500 plaintiffs in the transvaginal mesh litigation. In addition to representing clients in Missouri and Kansas state courts, Mr. Bertram also represented clients in the following transvaginal mesh multi-district litigations:

    • In Re C.R. Bard, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL # 2187;
    • In Re American Medical Systems, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL # 2325;
    • In Re Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL # 2327;
    • In Re Boston Scientific Corporation Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL # 2326;
    • In Re Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL # 2387;
    • In Re Cook Medical, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL # 2440;
    • In Re Neomedic Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL # 2511; and
    • In Re Mentor Corp. ObTape Transobturator Sling Products Liability Litigation, MDL # 2004.

    Known for Excellence

    Mr. Bertram has also represented approximately 100 plaintiffs who claim they have developed tardive dyskinesia as a result of taking the heartburn drug Reglan. Those cases are now pending in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and California, and Mr. Bertram has played a key role in helping to get these cases moved towards resolution.

    Further, Mr. Bertram is representing several hundred individuals who have suffered extensive, and sometimes fatal injuries associated with IVC Filters used to prevent blood clots.

    Mr. Bertram is also evaluating potential claims with regard to Invokana and Taxotere, among other defective drugs and medical devices.

    Scott Bertram has spoken both locally and nationally at seminars on pharmaceutical product liability litigation and medical malpractice, and has contributed to several texts, including: Medical Malpractice in Missouri, and Trial Advocacy in Missouri. He’s a former chairman of the Lawyers for Children Committee of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA), and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA)

    To see how our Kansas City product liability attorney's experience can help you win your case, call us at (888) 398-2277 today!

  • Education

    • Missouri State University- Bachelors of Science, Sociology, 1971
    • University of Missouri at Kansas City Law School- Juris Doctor, 1974

  • Bar Admissions​

    • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Profesional Associations

    • American Association for Justice
    • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
    • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
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  • Results

    • 2009: As a co-counselor, recovery obtained for over 120, 000 individuals who took Vioxx, a pain killer
    • 2009: As a co-counselor, confidential settlement obtained for individuals who took Celebrex, a pain killer
    • 2008: As a co-counselor, over $100, 000 recovered for individuals who took the diet drug, Fen-Phen
    • 2007: As a co-counselor, over $20, 000, 000 obtained for individuals who took the diet drug, Fen-Phen
    • 2005: As a co-counselor, over $5, 000, 000 recovered for intermediate opt-out individuals who made claims against the diet drug, Fen-Phen
    • Confidential settlement obtained for claimants against Fleet, in Oral Sodium Phosphate Solution-Based Product Liability case

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