Dietary Supplements Expert Witnesses
What is a dietary supplements expert witness?
Dietary supplements expert witness candidates typically have a background in medicinal chemistry, toxicology, and/or pharmacology. Expert witnesses in dietary supplements have advanced degrees (MD, PhD, RPh) and experience in nutrition, vitamins, and/or protein chemistry.
What types of cases require a dietary supplements expert witness?
Litigation support by a dietary supplements expert witness often involves intellectual property matters such as a patent litigation, trademark, or trade secret disputes. Matters that require the assistance of an expert witness in dietary supplements can include any of several types of dietary and nutritional supplement products on the market, including:
- Vitamin – an organic compound required by an organism as a vital nutrient in limited amounts (e.g., Vitamin C, Vitamin D, folic acid, etc.)
- Mineral – inorganic compound indispensable for life (e.g., potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, iron)
- Protein and amino acid (e.g., whey protein, soy, rice protein)
- Essential fatty acids (e.g., fish oil, omega 3 fatty acids)
- Natural products – extracts from plants, animals, algae, fungi or lichens (e.g., ginkgo biloba, cranberry, ginseng)
- Probiotic supplements
What litigation support work might a dietary supplements expert witness be expected to perform?
Litigation support activities could include forensic toxicology, research and authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions, and testimony in the courtroom. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a dietary supplement specialist with prior expert testimony experience.
Whether the case involves sports nutrition, dietary supplement labels, an herbal supplement, FDA regulations or a weight loss supplement, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a dietary supplements expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.
Dietary Supplements Expert Witness - Representative Bios
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Dietary Supplements experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Dietary Supplements landscape.