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Debbie A. Pritts

Debbie Pritts is a legal nurse consultant at Wallace Miller. With over 20 years of clinical nursing experience in a variety of settings, Debbie has played an integral role in several highly complex product liability and personal injury cases. Her expertise allows the attorneys to acquire a complete understanding of the medical aspects in their cases.  

Debbie’s extensive and diverse clinical experience allows her to analyze the merits of defective medical devices and product mass tort claims. In her role, Debbie assists in developing the intake criteria for cases, performing a chronology and analysis of medical records to identify medical causation and confounders to necessarily evaluate cases. Debbie’s work helps bridge the gap between the fields of medicine and law, through research from a variety of sources including peer-reviewed journal articles, medical textbooks, and government agencies. Additionally, she assists in locating expert witnesses, working with them throughout cases, and assists the attorneys when preparing for depositions and trials. She collaborates with our staff to educate and explain new cases to provide a thorough understanding for completing intakes, ordering the necessary records, locating product identification in the records and recognizing the damages. 

She has worked on numerous product liability cases against pharmaceutical and medical device giants including the manufacturers of Vioxx, Ketek, Tequin, Bausch & Lomb ReNu MoisturLoc Solution, asthma medications, Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella oral contraceptives, SSRI antidepressants, Actos, Granuflo dialysis concentrates, Testosterone, Zofran, Risperdal, Invokana, Xarelto, Zantac, Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), Elmiron as well as those product liability cases consisting of injuries caused by unreasonably dangerous and defective products. Additionally, she has worked on several medical device cases including Guidant and Medtronic Heart Devices, Sprint Fidelis leads, Kugel hernia mesh, DePuy ASR and other metal on metal hip implants, Exactech hip, knee and ankle replacement devices and vaginal mesh and sling products used in the surgical procedure treatment of women who suffer from stress urinary incontinence, Essure and Paragard contraceptive devices and duodenoscopes causing multi drug resistant infections, as well as consumer products against the manufacturers of Roundup and Paraquat weedkillers, Johnson and Johnson talcum powder, baby formula and 3M earplugs. 

In her free time, Debbie enjoys volunteering and serving in professional organizations. Additionally, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family and advocating for her many family members and friends with their healthcare needs.  

Professional Licensure and Memberships

Active RN License Ohio and Pennsylvania
American Bar Association Nursing & Allied Healthcare Professionals Taskforce
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC)
American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, Pittsburgh Chapter

Awards & Accolades

  • American Bar Association Nursing & Allied Healthcare Professionals Taskforce, Chair 2021-2023
  • American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC), National Board of Directors 2013-2019
    • Immediate Past President – 2018-Present
    • President – 2017 – 2018
    • President-Elect – 2016 – 2017
    • Director-At-Large – 2013 – 2016
    • AALNC Forum Chair; San Antonio, TX 2012 AALNC
  • American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, West Virginia Upper Ohio Valley Chapter, Past President and Board of Directors

Education & Certifications

A.A.S., West Virginia Northern Community College, Nursing

B.S. Health Information Management, Western Governors University

CompTIA Project+, June 2017

LNCC, Board Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, 2005 – current

Publications an Presentations

  • Pesticide Litigation Conference (HarrisMartin) – Paraquat Presentation
  • April 2022 AALNC Webinar Mass Confusion – Everything you ever Wanted to Know about Product Liability Cases but were Afraid to Ask
  • October 2014 Presentation to Zurich Nurses – “Shades of Gray: Ethical Considerations in Informed Consent, Electronic Medical Records, Communication and Social Media”
  • August 2014 AALNC Webinar – “So You Want to Be an LNC?”
  • August 2013 AALNC Webinar – Co-Presenter, “Transvaginal Surgical Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence”
  • Litigation Strategy & Case Analysis in Product Liability; The Great Lakes Mass Tort Seminar; Detroit, MI (June 2013)
  • Litigation Strategy & Case Analysis in Product Liability from Attorney & LNC Perspective Co-present with Edward Wallace, Esq., AALNC Legal Nurse Consulting Educational and Networking Forum (April 5, 2013)
  • Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Case Screening and Selection, Review of the Appropriate Medical Records, Med-Expertise, LLC Audio Conference (May 2007)
  • The Role of The LNC In Preparing the Pharmaceutical Case for Trial, American Association of
  • Legal Nurse Consultants 2006 National Educational Conference Atlanta, GA (March 2006)
  • Vioxx Causation and Case Selection, Pittsburgh Chapter of the AALNC monthly meeting (August 2005)
  • Vioxx Causation and Case Selection, West Virginia Bar Association Spring Conference, Charleston, WV (May 2005)
  • Debra Pritts, RN, LNCC, Vioxx…More to the Story, 17 J. LEGAL NURSE CONSULTING No. 2 (Spring 2006)
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