"I take great pleasure in helping people who have been harmed by defective drugs and products put their lives back together following devastating injuries, and in holding the companies accountable for their actions."
Kent L. Klaudt
"One of the nation's premier plaintiffs' firms."
"Representing the best qualities of the plaintiffs' bar."
The National Law Journal
"Their effective and caring advocacy for clients has earned Lieff Cabraser its first-class reputation."
The Daily Journal
A Skilled Lawyer for the Injured
An experienced and accomplished trial attorney based in our San Francisco office, Kent represents clients in a wide range of serious injury and wrongful death cases, primarily involving defective prescription drugs and medical devices.
Kent’s representation of a medical malpractice victim with life-altering injuries resulted in a seven-figure settlement with the defendant physicians and hospital in 2008. He obtained favorable, confidential settlements for consumers who used contact lens solution products from Advanced Medical Optics and Bausch & Lomb and suffered severe eye infections with some cases of permanent blindness as a result of using these defective products.
More recently, Kent and Lieff Cabraser served as Co-Liaison Counsel for patients nationwide injured by the Durom Cup hip implant manufactured by Zimmer Holdings. In 2011 and 2012, the patients represented by Lieff Cabraser settled their cases with Zimmer on confidential terms.
Today, Kent represents patients with claims against Medtronic, Inc. arising from serious injuries suffered as a result of dangerous off-label uses of a genetically-engineered bone protein, the Infuse® device. He is currently representing numerous women who have suffered from unusual femur fractures caused by their use of bisphosphonate drugs.
Kent is also advancing cases for patients with painful and debilitating injuries caused by the failures of their defective metal hip implants sold by Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
Kent discusses Wright Profemur Z Revision Injuries & Lawsuits:
Kent provides an update on Infuse (BMP-2) side effect injuries and lawsuits:
Awards & Honors
- National Association of Public Interest Law Summer Fellowship, 1995
Publications & Presentations
- Outside Articles Editor, Journal of Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice.
- Author, "Hungary After the Revolution: Privatization, Economic Ideology, and the False Promise of the Free Market," 13 Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice, 301.
- The Cartwright Law Firm, Inc., 2001-2004
- Cartwright and Alexander, LLP, 1996-2001
- BlueDog, Olson and Small, PLLP, 1995-1996