Kimberly Barone Baden

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As a strong advocate for the most defenseless members of society, Kimberly Barone Baden seeks accountability and compensation for victims of corporate misconduct, medical negligence and harmful medical drugs. She manages mass tort pharmaceutical litigation through complex personal injury and economic damages cases.

Kimberly represents children with birth defects allegedly caused by antidepressants, including Zoloft, Effexor and Wellbutrin; as well as Zofran which is used to prevent pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting. She previously litigated against GlaxoSmithKline in the Paxil birth defect litigation. She serves as co-lead counsel for In re Zofran (Ondansetron) Products Liability Litigation MDL 2657 and is on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for In re Viagra (Sildenafil Citrate) Products Liability Litigation MDL 2691 and on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee In re Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride) Products Liability Litigation MDL 2342. She also manages the firm’s pharmaceutical litigation regarding Crestor, Lipitor, Actos, Risperdal, Incretin Mimetics, and dialysis products GranuFlo Powder and NaturaLyte Liquid acid concentrates.

Kimberly also represents elderly victims of abuse and neglect, litigating cases for nursing home and assisted living facility residents.

Kimberly has spoken at numerous seminars, legal gatherings, CLEs and conferences across the U.S., including the American Association for Justice, Mass Torts Made Perfect and the National Business Institute. She has addressed a broad range of topics related to pharmaceutical drugs and elder law litigation, focusing on MDL procedures, birth defects, nursing home litigation, discovery, trial strategy and mediation. Kimberly is currently the Treasurer of the American Association for Justice’s Section on Toxic, Environmental and Pharmaceutical Torts.

Prior to joining Motley Rice, Kimberly worked on the Fen-Phen diet drug litigation and served as an attorney with the California District Attorney’s Office in San Diego. Kimberly is recognized as an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell.

Awards and Accolades

•Super Lawyers

2013-2014 South Carolina Rising Stars list

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Areas of Practice (3)

  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Drugs
  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
843.216.9265  Phone
843.216.9450  Fax
University Attended:
Clemson University, B.A., cum laude, 1996
Law School Attended:
California Western School of Law, J.D., 1999
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court for the Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California and District of South Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; 2001, South Carolina; 2000, California


•American Association for Justice, Treasurer - Section on Toxic, Environmental and Pharmaceutical torts
•American Bar Association
•South Carolina Association for Justice

Reported Cases:
Casework: SGLT2 Inhibitors (Invokana, Invokamet, Farixga, Xigduo XR, Jardiance, Glyxambi, Synjardy): FDA warns that SGLT2 inhibitors, prescribed to type 2 diabetics to help control blood sugar levels, have been linked to serious side effects, including sudden kidney failure and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).; Taxotere Permanent Hair Loss Lawsuits: While chemotherapy may cause some temporary hair loss, worrying about permanent hair loss should not have to be a concern. However, some women have reported a link between permanent hair loss and the chemotherapy drug Taxotere .; Birth Defects and Prescription Drugs: A number of drugs, including antidepressants, have been linked to a risk of birth defects when taken during pregnancy.; GranuFlo and NaturaLyte: The use of GranuFlo powder and NaturaLyte liquid acid concentrates have been linked to complications including heart attack, irregular heartbeat and sudden cardiac death.; Zoloft: The use of antidepressant medication Zoloft may be linked to serious and potentially fatal birth defects when taken during pregnancy.; Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: Elopement, life-threatening falls and serious pressure sores are all serious indicators that a long term care facility resident is being abused or neglected.; PDE5 Inhibitors (Viagra, Revatio, Cialis, Adcirca): Viagra , Cialis , Revatio , and Adcirca have been linked to a significant increase in the risk for developing skin cancer.; Zofran: Zofran may cause serious birth defects when prescribed off-label to treat morning sickness.; Transvaginal Mesh (TVM): Transvaginal mesh (TVM), also known as pelvic mesh or bladder sling, is used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Complications include severe pain, permanent damage and revision surgery.; Januvia, Victoza, Janumet and Byetta: Designed to help adults with type 2 diabetes control blood sugar, incretin mimetic drugs Januvia(r), Victoza(r), Janumet(r) and Byetta(r) may be associated with the increased risk of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.
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Peer Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 (10 reviews)
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 11/01/15 in Products Liability

    Kimberly is an outstanding attorney who possesses considerable knowledge about product liability litigation, specifically pharmaceutical litigation.

    Kimberly is an outstanding attorney who possesses considerable knowledge about product liability litigation, specifically pharmaceutical litigation. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 10/30/15 in Civil Litigation

    Exceptional lawyer.

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