Trial Lawyer & Registered Nurse
Medical Cases Nationwide
As a trial attorney with experience as an operating room nurse and Supreme Court of Texas attorney, Carolyn St. Clair, RN, BSN, JD, PLLC, has amassed success over thirty five years litigating personal injury and wrongful death cases across the nation. St. Clair represents injured people in cases involving:
Medical Devices – Medical devices need to be approved as both safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but medical device manufacturers have found a way to skirt those rules by claiming their device is not new but simply another version of a previously-approved device. However, even subtle differences can have significant consequences, and all devices should be tested for patient safety. The monthly FDA recalls of defective medical devices by the dozens tell the tale.
Hernia Mesh and Transvaginal Mesh – Many of the mesh products are no longer sold on the medical market. The FDA in 2016 reclassified the mesh as “high risk”, requiring Boston Scientific and Coloplast to get approval under the agency’s most stringent review process to continue selling the devices. The controversial devices, which are made of synthetic material, have sparked tens of thousands of lawsuits by women claiming the . We suggest you seek competent medical advice before undergoing any type of mesh removal or revision surgery.
CPAP and BiPAP machines made by Philips Respironics for sleep apnea manufactured between 2009 to 2021 may have been recalled because a polyester based polyurethane foam (PE-PUR) can break down into particles and release toxic chemicals into the machine. These toxins can be inhaled and swallowed by the user. The FDA reports these particles and toxic gas emitted can result in life threatening injuries and require medical treatment to prevent further damage. Conditions were are investigating for CPAP and BiPAP users include asthma, lung cancer, COPD/Chronic respiratory illness, pulmonary hypertension, kidney disease or kidney cancer, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, or other conditions and diseases arising after using the recalled machine for over one year. Do not stop using your CPAP or BiPAP machine without first consulting a competent doctor for advice.
Drug Recalls – Pharmaceutical manufacturers make billions off of their “blockbuster” drugs that they heavily advertise and market to consumers and even directly to physicians under ethically questionable practices. Medicines need to go through a lengthy review process to make sure they are safe, but in their rush to be the first to market and make the most money, drug makers cut corners on research, even to the point of suppressing unfavorable test results and hiding them from the government. Our dangerous drug practice holds drug makers responsible for negligence as well as their intentional deceptions. We are currently representing clients and investigating Zantac heartburn prescription and over the counter medication linked to cancer of the bladder, esophagus, kidney, liver, pancreas, prostate, stomach and pediatric patients. Do not stop taking any drug without seeking medical advice.
Consumer products – We represent people who regularly used Roundup Weed Killer and developed non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Hairy Cell Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma, Angioimmunoblastic Lymphoma, Blastic NK-Cell Lymphoma, Burkitt’s Lymphoma, Burkitt-like Lymphoma (Small Non-Cleaved Cell Lymphoma), Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma, Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma, Diffuse Large BCell Lymphoma, Enteropathy-Type T-Cell Lymphoma, Follicular Lymphoma, Hepatosplenic GammaDelta T-Cell Lymphoma, Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, Mantle Cell Lymphoma, Marginal Zone Lymphoma, Nasal T-Cell Lymphoma, Pediatric Lymphoma, Peripheral T-Cell Lymphomas, Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma, T-Cell Leukemias, Transformed Lymphomas, Treatment-Related T-Cell Lymphomas, and Waldenström Macroglobulinemia.
Proving that a particular product caused cancer or other another serious medical issue requires both a strong medical and legal background. Carolyn St. Clair can interact with experts on a peer basis and truly understand how to prepare and present a strong case proving a product maker’s liability.
Medical Errors – When hospitals or nursing homes make mistakes, from birth injuries and surgical errors to misdiagnosis and medication errors, Carolyn St. Clair combines her nursing expertise with decades of skill as a trial attorney to provide high-quality legal representation for her clients.
Accidents – With over thirty years as a personal injury trial lawyer, Carolyn St. Clair is fluent in the full range of personal injury matters across the country. St. Clair takes on cases with significant injuries and complex legal issues to win recoveries for her clients. Major areas of focus include: Medical Devices and Drugs, Auto and Truck Accidents.
Medical Legal Trial Expertise
With decades of success, St. Clair understands the multiple health, legal and financial issues that overwhelm injured clients in multidistrict litigation (MDL), class actions, and individual lawsuits in federal and state courts. St. Clair’s experience as an operating room nurse with world-renowned heart surgeons Dr. Denton Cooley and Dr. Michael DeBakey, and as a Supreme Court briefing attorney in Texas, lends a swift analysis of the damages and liability of each case. Working with legal legends John O’Quinn, Joe Jamail and Jim Kronzer, she gained valuable skills in courtroom trial strategy. St. Clair enhanced her education with negotiation, mediation, and arbitration at the Harvard Law School Negotiation Institute. Lawyers, clients and medical professionals refer injured people to her firm. In further recognition of her abilities, St. Clair was selected to serve the IVC Filter litigation committee overseeing bellwether jury trials.
Your Personal Injury Trial Firm in Houston, New York, Washington and Nationwide
Easily available to consult with injured individuals, Carolyn St. Clair can communicate updates about health and litigation with her clients. Deadlines to file injury cases can pass before you know it, especially if you were seriously debilitated for a period of time and have been consumed with getting better while also dealing with mountains of doctor and hospital paperwork, not to mention the chaos and disruption in your life an accident can bring. Contact Us before your time runs out. Call us at 1-800-814-4540. We look forward to hearing from you.