This site is sponsored by Keith S. Douglass & Associates, LLP, a law firm representing people nation-wide injured by aminoglycoside antibiotics. Gentamicin, tobramycin and amikacin are in the class of drugs called aminoglycosides. Other common aminoglycosides are: streptomycin, kanamycin and neomycin. The majority of aminoglycosides used today are gentamicin, tobramycin and amikacin; however, some practitioners are still prescribing the others listed here. For simplification and ease of reading, references to “gentamicin” and/or “tobramycin” and/or “amikacin” throughout this website, encompass all aminoglycosides as described above.
Keith S. Douglass & Associates, LLP is one of the few law firms equipped to investigate and litigate aminoglycoside poisoning claims throughout the United States. We have represented more than 100 plaintiffs with aminoglycoside poisoning in 40+ U.S. states and have investigated more than 500 potential toxicity claims worldwide. Over the years, we have been the go-to source to review, investigate, and litigate such claims that are referred to us by other attorneys inexperienced in the field, and also by injured patients who have sought us out. It should be stated that a bad outcome from the use of an aminoglycoside does not mean that there was negligence on the part of your medical team.
Before becoming an attorney Mr. Douglass studied graduate level pharmacology and engaged in extensive medical research. He later owned his own medical laboratory in Alaska. He brings that unique experience to represent injured people efficiently, cost-effectively, and to achieve the best results possible for his clients. His understanding of biology, pharmacology, and medicine allows him to pursue gentamicin cases efficiently and achieve fair results for clients. When dealing with medical malpractice issues such as gentamicin or tobramycin poisoning, it is important that the attorney directing the litigation be as intimately familiar with the medical issues involved as with the legal issues.
At Keith S. Douglass & Associates, LLP, we understand terms such as bilateral vestibulopathy, oscillopsia, aminoglycosides, hair cells, vestibulo-ocular reflex, rotational chair testing, electronystagmography, and computerized dynamic posturography. We understand the patho- physiology of gentamicin ototoxicity and how it impacts one’s life. We have visited dozens of homes of our clients who are gentamicin negligence victims and have seen how they struggle to ambulate normally, even in familiar surroundings. We have observed firsthand our clients’ frustrations with their blurred and bouncing vision while trying to maintain a normal life.
If you or a loved one have taken an aminoglycoside and have suffered as a result, please contact us immediately. While based in Spokane, Washington, our firm is able to associate with local counsel and obtain permission to practice law in your venue.