E-cigarettes expert witness candidates are often medical professionals, or individuals in the tobacco or vaping product industry. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request an e-cigarette (electronic cigarette) specialist with prior expert testimony experience.
An e-cigarette is an electronic device that simulates tobacco product smoking (i.e., a conventional cigarette). Rather than smoke, e-cigarette users inhale a vapor. The vapor typically contains propylene glycol, glycerin, nicotine, flavors, and traces of nitrosamines, carcinogens, heavy metals, and metal nanoparticles. E-cigarette vapor has fewer toxic chemicals than cigarette smoke, but also contains harmful chemicals not found in tobacco smoke. E-cigarettes have been marketed as a safer alternative to cigarettes, which has led to lawsuits alleging deception and misrepresentation in the failure to disclose potential adverse health effects.
Litigation support by an e-cigarettes expert witness could involve intellectual property matters such as a patent litigation or a trade secret dispute. Wrongful death and product liability cases could also require the expertise of an electronic cigarette expert. Expert witness services by an expert specializing in e-cigarette technology or effects could include expert report preparation, expert opinion, depositions, and expert witness testimony in the courtroom. Representing the plaintiff or defendant, top litigation firms call on Cahn Litigation Services to find expert witnesses for a wide variety of matters including cases involving:
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for an expert around quickly and provide candidates with the right balance of expertise and testimony to get the job done.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those E Cigarettes experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the E Cigarettes landscape.
This expert is a Director in the FDA Regulatory practice of an internationally recognized consultancy. This expert's areas of expertise include review of promotional materials for products of all types, strategic analysis of regulatory pathways and laboratory developed tests. This expert also advises clients in the areas of informed consent, investigator disqualification proceedings, Form 483/Warning Letter responses, quality agreements, and good manufacturing practices. Additionally, this expert serves as an expert witness on FDA processes. This expert has decades of regulatory strategy and compliance experience in the Life Sciences industry in roles at a federal agency and in private legal practice. This expert is frequently called upon by clients to assist in navigating FDA regulations. This expert became very familiar with the premarket approval processes for all types of therapeutic products regulated by FDA. This expert has advised many manufacturers of regulated therapeutic products on the meaning and application of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Furthermore, since enactment of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act this expert has advised clients who are manufacturers of:
- hookah, and
- traditional cigarettes
on the meaning and application of the Tobacco Control Act statutory provisions and FDA regulations and guidance documents.
This expert is familiar with FDA's interpretation of "predicate product" and "substantial equivalence" in the context of tobacco products, which is much narrower than the agency's interpretation of the same terms in the context of medical devices. In addition, this expert has advised e-cigarette and hookah clients on whether their products met the definition of a "new tobacco product" requiring the submission of substantial equivalence information to FDA.