Houston Trial Lawyer & Registered Nurse
Handling complex medical cases nationwide
As a trial attorney with a wealth of experience as a surgery nurse, Carolyn St. Clair, RN, BSN, JD, has amassed a wealth of success over thirty years litigating personal injury and wrongful death cases across the nation. Of Counsel to The Nations Law Firm in Houston, Texas, 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. Some of the medical device litigation we are currently investigating and handling include: Hernia Mesh, Essure Birth Control, IVC Filters, Transvaginal Mesh, Hip Implants, Knee Replacements.
Drugs 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. Representative drugs we are currently litigating include: Prilosec, Prevacid, Nexium, Xarelto, Zofran.
Consumer Products – From Johnson & Johnson’s everyday Talcum Powder to Roundup Weed Killer manufactured by chemical giant Monsanto, consumer products can have negative medical effects on consumers who used them according to their suggested, intended use. 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 years of nursing expertise with decades of experience as a trial attorney to provide high-quality legal representation for her clients. Whether debating with insurance companies over an appropriate settlement amount or presenting her case to the jury, Carolyn St. Clair proceeds with persuasive authority and strong, effective advocacy.
Accidents – With over thirty years as a personal injury trial lawyer, Carolyn St. Clair is able and experienced in the full range of personal injury matters in Houston, Texas and across the country. St. Clair takes on cases with the most significant injuries and the most complex legal issues and comes out on top, winning significant recoveries for her clients. Major areas of focus include: Airbag Deployment or Failure to Deploy injuries, Auto Accidents, Construction Accidents, Railroad and Train Accidents, Refinery Accidents, Truck Accidents.
Medical Legal Trial Expertise Like No Other
With decades of success and millions in trial settlements, 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 Attorney in Houston and Nationwide
Easily available to consult with injured individuals, Carolyn St. Clair regularly communicates updates about health and litigation and stays in close contact with her clients throughout the administration of their case. 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, and we’ll go to work right away securing much needed and much deserved compensation on your behalf. Call us at 1-800-814-4540. We look forward to hearing from you.