Current Legal Activity
On December 7, 2001 the lawsuit filed against Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC) by Paula Johnson was dismissed by the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, VA. Ms. Johnson is the mother of one of two children switched at birth at the University of Virginia Medical Center in 1995. The Court agreed with PDC that its identification bands were not defective: the design of the bands played no role in the tragic baby switch and dismissed the case the plaintiffs brought against PDC. A subsequent appeal was dismissed by the plaintiff on March 18, 2002.
Every box of maternity identification bands that Precision Dynamics manufactures comes with a product use information card instructing hospital staff that "the bracelet should fit snugly (similar to a watch band)." These identification bracelets have been used for years by thousands of hospitals and have been applied to millions of infants and their mothers.