Forensic toxicology expert witness candidates typically have advanced degrees and backgrounds in chemistry, environmental medicine/environmental health, forensic pathology, emergency medicine, clinical toxicology, internal medicine, and/or are Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH). In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, the lead attorney may require a medical toxicology expert with prior expert witness testimony experience. Forensic toxicology uses analytical chemistry, pharmacology and clinical chemistry to assist in death, poisoning, and drug use investigations.
A forensic toxicologist determines the presence of toxic substances, as well as the effects those chemicals have on the subject body. Litigation support by a forensic toxicology expert witness often involves medical or criminal litigation, toxic tort, or product liability. A toxicologist can be pivotal in assisting law enforcement at a crime scene investigation. Clients may also seek an experienced forensic toxicology professional for pre-litigation consulting work. Expert witness services by a forensic toxicology professional could include expert report preparation, depositions, expert opinion, and expert testimony in the courtroom. In additional, a law firm may require an expert for pre-litigation toxicology consulting services.
When toxicology cases arise that require expert witnesses, top legal professionals call on Cahn Litigation Services. Example cases have encompassed:
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn an expert witness search around quickly. The firm has a reputation for providing candidates with the right balance of expertise and testimony to support each unique project.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Forensic Toxicology experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Forensic Toxicology landscape.
This expert provides expert professional forensic medicine support services for all medicolegal issues in this expert’s specialties. As a medical expert, this expert has the requisite clinical experience and academic achievement to form an objective medical opinion to a reasonable degree of medical probability and certainty. This expert integrates clinical experience, hands-on clinical practice, knowledge of medicine, and scientific evidence to form an independent, objective opinion. This expert gathers relevant data which this expert then analyzes as part of the process of differential diagnosis to formulate an expert medical opinion. This expert’s opinion can then be communicated by written report, deposition, or courtroom testimony. This expert specializes in the Evaluation and Treatment of Cardiology; Hypertension; Nephrology; Pulmonary Disease; Environmental Toxic Illness such as leukemia, cancers, and sick building syndrome; Drug Toxicity and Standard of Care. This expert has extensive experience in providing expert medical opinion regarding the forensic, occupational, clinical, and environmental aspects of exposure to the following toxins, among others:
This expert provides medical record review for identification of meritorious/non-meritorious claims, negligence and review of prior medical records and medical history for relevance. This expert conducts a comprehensive review of the records, identifying the significant facts, data, and information, which allows this expert to provide an effective case evaluation and decision making.
This expert researches all of the medical literature currently available through on-line services and through this expert’s specialty electronic scientific library of many years of data, and access to some of the largest medical libraries in the world in order to provide scientific evidence which supports causation.
This expert has access to more than 50 web sites on toxicology and occupational medicine and has a full time researcher trained in the field updating this expert’s extensive scientific database, and a large support personnel for data research and assessment. As a fellow and member of scientific societies, this expert has access to cutting edge scientific research and frequently speaks to top national and international leaders in toxicology and medicine.
This expert provides reliable medical opinion concerning whether there is a link between the injurious exposure an individual has experienced and the medical conditions or symptoms which are being reported, and substantiates expert medical opinion with well-established and peer-reviewed scientific evidence and documentation. This expert provides professional deposition and court testimony which furnishes relevant scientific evidence to substantiate medical opinions.
This expert will provide case strategy: when industrial hygiene data are needed, when and what type of additional experts are warranted (i.e. epidemiology, oncology, etc.). This expert provides evaluation of publications authored by opposing expert, as well as preparation for depositions of the opposing experts either by presentation if pertinent, on-point questions, or intensive development of comprehensive product that draws from all data and facts available from records, literature, depositions, testimony and reports. Frequently this expert will provide papers authored by experts, contradicting their current testimony.
This expert brings to the table many years of experience as a Board Certified Forensic and Anatomic Pathologist specializing in Allopathic medicine. This expert leads a highly successful and in-demand consultancy providing on-site postmortem examinations. This expert also serves as Assistant Professor for a department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. This expert's services include:
This expert has completed more than 2000 Medicolegal Autopsies and provided sworn testimony in more than 110 homicide and medicolegal cases.