Nation’s Top Lawyer-Superlawyer

The Patient Rights Law Firm

Catastrophic Injury-Personal Injury-Death -Accidents-Product Liability-Insurance Claims- Bad Faith - Consumer Fraud

Call (303) 840-2222 or (866) 987-4368

Colorado-New York-Indiana

Justice is your right! Call now. No Recovery, You Owe Nothing.

Follow Recent News on Facebook

The National Association of Distinguished Counsel has again selected James W. Avery as a Member of the Nation’s Top One Percent of attorneys.  The National Association of Distinguished Counsel employs an objective, rigorous, multi-stage selection process. The result is the identification of the finest lawyers in the country, named “Nation’s Top Attorneys.”

The Nation’s
Top One Percent



fentanylTraveling surgical technologist Rocky Allen was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury after being caught stealing the most potent pain killer, Fentanyl, from an operating room at Swedish Medical Center (Englewood, Colorado).  The grand jury investigation revealed that Allen is a carrier of ‘bloodborne pathogins’ (commonly HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C).  Investigations has revealed that Allen had been terminated at numerous prior hospitals, and discharged from the Navy in 2011 (before being employed by any of the hospitals) for similar crimes.  None of these crimes was reported by the Hospitals where Allen worked as required by  federal (DEA) and state regulations and this allowed him to move from hospital to hospital, state to state, infecting perhaps as many as ten thousand patients.  Rocky Allen is currently assigned to a half way house in Denver for drug treatment.  Meanwhile, the hospitals involved, UW Northwest Hospital in Seattle, Washington, Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, California, Banner Thunderbird Hospital in Glendale, Arizona, HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ and HealthOne Swedish Medical Center in Englewood Colorado are denying any responsibility to patients, but have been ordered by state Health Departments to notify patients to be tested for the pathogens.  The testing will be ordered by and paid for by the hospitals.  Test results will go to the hospitals, then get reported to patients by the hospitals.  

Denver trial lawyer Jim Avery has commenced lawsuits on behalf of dozens of patients in multiple state courts against the hospitals for reckless conduct in failing to conduct a basic background check which would have exposed the prior drug abuse conviction and prevented him from working in the Operating Rooms where thousands of patients have been exposed to dirty needles from drug diversion activities.  If you or a loved one has been effected by this incident, and would like to join the patient action, please fill out the contact form on this page or call Jim Avery at 866-987-4368 (866-9-URGENT).

Read the Denver Post article here:  Denver Post Mar. 28, 2016

A copy of the Colorado complaint can be found here:  [CO Patient Complaint].  A copy of the Arizona complaint can be found here:  AZ Patient Complaint.  A copy of the Washington complaint can be found here:  WA Patient Complaint.  A copy of the California complaint can be found here:   CA Patient Complaint

ARIZONA patients click here for additional information:  John C Lincoln Med Ctr Case  Banner Thunderbird Case

  • 12 News story about Arizona Hospital Lawsuit:  12News

CALIFORNIA patients click here for additional information:  Scripps Green Hospital Case

WASHINGTON patients click here for additional information:  UW Northwest Hospital Case

COLORADO patients click here for additional information:  Swedish Med Ctr Case

If you or a loved one has been exposed to this risk, and have questions, Avery Law Firm can help.  Feel free to contact us by filling out the form below or calling Jim Avery at 866-987-4368 or 303-840-2222.

Comments or questions are welcome. All information confidential. No fee or costs owed unless we recover! Contingency fee agreement required.

* indicates required field

Our Fee Promise: No Recovery, You Owe Us Nothing