David Bartel has devoted the past 20 years of his practice to the defense of medical device, prescription/OTC drug, mass tort, chemical exposure, related product liability matters, and claims management. He has practiced in state and federal courts in the majority of states in the United States and tried mass tort, toxic tort, multi-plaintiff, related product liability, and other personal injury cases to defense verdict or directed verdict. As a former toxicologist (including Toxicology section head) for the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory and Milwaukee County Medical Examiner, and holding an M.S. in Pathology, Mr. Bartel brings a unique perspective and experience to his practice of law that few attorneys in the country have.
Representations in drug and medical device cases include vaccines, prescription and OTC products, amalgam restorations, surgical gels, latex gloves, joint replacement components, contraceptives and narcotic products.
Representations in chemical exposure cases include products containing isocyanates, benezene, chlorinated solvents, PCBs, silica, and lead.