Environmental Medicine Expert Witnesses
What is an environmental medicine expert witness?
Environmental medicine expert witness candidates are typically board certified PhDs with a background in occupational and environmental medicine, pharmacology, internal medicine, occupational health, medical toxicology, and/or are Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH) or Certified Independent Medical Examiners (CIME). The chosen expert may be associated with an industry organization such as the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (FACOEM), or the National Association of Environmental Medicine (NAEM) Experts in environmental medicine should be familiar with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines and regulations.
What types of cases require an environmental medicine expert witness?
Litigation support by an environmental medicine expert witness can involve industrial hygiene, ergonomics, workplace disability, or pollutants and toxins in the workplace. Cases may be civil, criminal, or class-action and require not only expertise but the ability to communicate findings for ease of understanding.
Environmental medicine expert witness case examples
Representing the plaintiff or defendant, when the need for an environmental medicine expert witness arises, top legal teams call on Cahn Litigation Services. The firm has performed numerous searches for experts including matters involving:
- chemical exposure,
- toxic tort,
- lung disease due to toxic exposure,
- indoor air quality,
- New Jersey warehouse health and safety issues,
- preventive medicine,
- personal injury in the workplace,
- solvents toxicology risk assessment,
- workers’ compensation claim in Pennsylvania,
- musculoskeletal impairment due to poor workplace ergonomics,
- New York healthcare facility industrial hygiene,
- asbestos exposure, and
- medical malpractice.
What litigation support work might an environmental medicine expert witness be expected to perform?
Expert witness services could include independent medical examinations (IME), research and authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions, depositions, and expert witness testimony in the courtroom. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a professional with prior expert testimony experience.
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for an environmental medicine expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.
Environmental Medicine Expert Witness - Representative Bios
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Environmental Medicine experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Environmental Medicine landscape.